Tag: Chris Palfrey

The Family Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The June issue of the Open Water Swimming Magazine has lots of articles on how families come together in the sport of open water swimming. Husbands and wives, sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters all coming together in various open water swimming venues around the world. Article

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Cameron Completes Cruise To Cairns

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Cameron Keith, a 15-year-old vision-impaired swimmer from Australia, plans to attempt the 42 km Molokai Channel in September, but he wisely wanted to test himself first. Keith knew he had to pass a difficult test before taking on Molokai. But he had to be patient. His first scheduled swim from Green

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The Protective Cocoon Of An Escort Crew

Sitting in an escort boat observing Penny Palfrey attempt to swim 72 miles between the islands of Oahu and Kauai, we knew the distance was outlandishly far. If successful, Palfrey would rewrite all possibilities of channel swimming in Hawaii. But for gigantic blooms of box jellyfish that arose to the surface at sunset and twice dashed her dreams, Palfrey

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