Tag: Dave Barra

Chloë McCardel Achieves Her Goal

Courtesy of McCardel Media, North Ryde, Australia. Australian marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel become the first person to swim 126 km unassisted in open water under Marathon Swimmers Federation rules. Taking 42 hours 30 minutes, the 29-year-old swam from Lighthouse Beach on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas as planned on Monday, finishing

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Whose Record Will Chloë McCardel Break?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 29-year-old Chloë McCardel is accompanied by Dave Barra and Brianne Yeates of the Marathon Swimmers Federation on today's 127 km (78.9-mile) ocean swim attempt in the Bahamas. So far, she is flying fast as she has averaged 3.4 km per hour over the first 16 hours of her swim according to Evan Morrison of the

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Ned Denison Is Swimming On Cloud Nine

Ned Denison embodies the spirit of open water swimming 365 days of the year. He not only possesses the spirit of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, but he also positively influences the world of open water swimming throughout the year. Every year. Year in and year out. But it was his cumulative 9 open water swims

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Better East Than West

As the international group of dozens of swimmers, kayakers, volunteers, and organizers hike their way to the Saguaro Lake in the desert oasis of Arizona, they have to deal with not only the desert footing, but also jet lag. Most of the field has either flown in not only from all around the world including Europe (Ned Denison) and Roger Finch (Africa), but

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