Tag: Cristian Vergara

Chilean Chill

Ice swimmer Cristian Vergara is shown above focused and ready for his winter swimming competition, with hands gripping the pool ladder surrounded by icicles. Photos above and below are courtesy of Nuala Moore. Vergara is the co-organizer, together with Phil White, Darren Miller, Melissa O’Reilly, Brad McVetta and Janet Kylander Manning, of the first U.S.

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Capri Djatiasmoro Warms The Ice In Russia

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I tell people to follow your heart, follow your passion - and you will find that life’s journey will show you amazing people, places, and adventures," so advises winter swimmer Capri Djatiasmoro. The 60-something New Yorker says of her own journey that began with the Coney Island Polar Bears on New Year's

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What Could Cristian Vergara Be Thinking?

Photos of Cristian Vergara of Chile, courtesy of Nuala Moore. With the moment of truth about to hit him in the ice swimming event, what possibly could Cristian Vergara be thinking? And how does he get through it? The mind of ice swimmers will be revealed in a handbook prepared by the United States Winter Swimming Association. Copyright © 2014 by World

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Conquistador Sails Strait Like Magellan

Randy Perkins of Seattle, Washington, also known as the Conquistador with his latest exploit, recently joined a pantheon of extreme swimming greats when he crossed the Strait of Magellan this January. Situated between Chile and Argentina at the tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego, the waterway is the unpredictable gateway between the Pacific and the

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Super Heroes Of The Ice Swimming World

In Tyumen at the Russian Winter Swimming Championships on December 16th, the ultimate endurance race was conducted in a water temperature of 0.3°C and air temperatures between - 30°C and -33°C. Within the greater battle between swimmers and Mother Nature, another mano-a-mano contest was courageously fought among the giants of the ice swimming community.

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The Beagle Has Landed

Rachel Golub, Patricia Sener and Cristian Vergara swam an unprecedented double-crossing of the 3-mile Beagle Channel between Chile to Argentina yesterday. The pride of the Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS) swam in frigid 38°F (4°C) water. "The Chilean Armada was a huge help. As was the Argentine Armada, I was very happy to see those

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