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Polar Bear Swims Boom

Bikinis and board shorts. Sunglasses and funny hats. These are usually not the attire of competitive open water swimmers. However, Polar Bear Swims change the normal open water swimming equation. Thousands of people gather at the shorelines around the world, often to enjoy a dip in relatively or extremely cold water and donate some money to charitable

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The Perfect Woman Was A Swimmer

Mary Williamson won a contest for the "most perfect specimen of English womanhood" at the age of 19. That contest, organized in 1913, led within months to her marriage to the contest's organizer Bernarr Macfadden. Mary was one of the top swimmers of her generation, winning dozens of swims in her native England. The attraction between the two could have

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