Tag: Curaçao

A Family Affair Off Curaçao

Courtesy of UPY and 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Thomas Heckmann, Curaçao. What is so fascinating to the dryland world is not a surprise to many open water swimmers. Thomas Heckmann took photo of a shipwreck offshore of Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea that he calls 'A Family Affair' because he was swimming with his daughter Maja at the

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Iguana Open Water Swim In Curaçao

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Iguana Open Water Swim will be held for the first time. The 1 km fun swim and 5 km competitive sea swim is located on Porto Mari Beach in Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean on May 9th this week. For more information, contact Raoul Hooftman (vp-openwater@curacao-aquatics.org) or Elma Velgersdijk

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Freestyle Crawling In Curaçao

Courtesy of Erwin Ruijsink, Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea. Curaçao is a beatiful Caribbean island with an emerging open water swimming community, both sea swimming and channel swimming. In addition to the charity event called the 2.7 km Swim for the Roses, the first Iguana Open Water Swim with a 1 km fun swim and a 5 km competitive swim will take place on

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Niko Kluyver Has All The Reason To Smile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Niko Kluyver has led an extraordinarily interesting life. Born in Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea, he moved at an early age to Suriname on the northeastern coast of South America. A gifted swimmer and water polo player, he was recruited to swim in the American state of Washington as a high school student. He

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Swim For The Roses In Curaçao

Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. It is the largest and most populous of the three ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles. Its Swim for the Roses is part of a charity series of running, cycling and swimming events held every January where over 3,500 participants joined at least one

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