Tag: circumnavigation

Round The Island Theme Achieved

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In July 1976, Dr. Sean O’Connell, a mathematics lecturer at Bermuda College, attempted the first swim around the island of Bermuda. "I had to quit during my first attempt because of currents against me were too strong and relentless, blocking progress for hours and hours with no end in sight. I had already

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Minutiae On Mallorca 360º

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Righardt Krugel of South Africa completed his charity swim around Mallorca, Spain. Everything seemed to hit Krugel as he made his way around Mallorca in a 276.5 km solo stage swim that took 22 days. The unrelenting heat, an injured shoulder on Day One, a stomach virus en route, the constant scourge of

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The Yin And Yang Of The Big Apple

Photo courtesy of John Keller. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I haven’t done the swim without thinking of quitting or wondering why I would come back to do it again," recalls Kristian Rutford of Nebraska about swimming the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. But the depths to which he goes and the demons that he encounters during

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