Tag: Chip Peterson

The DQ Heard Across The World

The DQ Heard Across The World Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When the IOC agreed to add the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in 2005, one of the most celebrated and accomplished swimmers in the world at that time was famed Australian distance freestyler Grant Hackett. The world record holder and Olympic champion from Australia surprised the

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Three Is A Charm For Catherine Kase

Three Is A Charm For Catherine Kase Courtesy of USA Swimming and Swimming World Magazine, University of Southern California. Catherine Kase (née Vogt) stood lakeside on the Serpentine in central London during the 2012 London Olympic Games. She saw two of her athletes achieve podium positions: Haley Anderson took the silver medal while Oussama Mellouli of

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Fran Crippen’s Legacy Must Continue

Fran Crippen’s Legacy Must Continue Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "They can't find Fran," said Shelley Taylor-Smith in a tone that immediately scared Steven Munatones who was in New York at the time of the telephone call. "What do you mean, they can't find Fran?" Munatones asked to the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee member

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Big Dogs To Fight Across The Midmar Mile

Courtesy of Lexie Kelly, aQuellé Midmar Mile, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Arguably, the most competitive, most highly anticipated open water race of the year will occur this Sunday at the Midmar Dam in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The 2016 Olympic champion Ferry Weertman from the Netherlands will face his long-time rival from South

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RCP Tiburon Mile Was Savage For James

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. James Savage, who was the youngest swimmer to complete a round-trip Alcatraz Island swim, admitted that the recent RCP Tiburon Mile was his most difficult open water race to date...by far. But he loved it. Absolutely loved it. "James is always up for a challenge," said his mother Jillian to Bob Placak

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Beauty, Brains And Trojan Brawn

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Catherine Vogt is married to an American military hero, has a beautiful young daughter, has coached world champions since 2005, and has helped the University of Southern California climb to the top ranks of American universities in the pool swimming world. Her talents and passion has been long recognized by

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Responsible Reporting: How ESPN Does It

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Many mainstream reporters write about the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim where subject experts claim that "99% of athletes will be ill" as a result of the poor water conditions in Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. These reporters and commentators predict all kinds of problems with the marathon

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