Tag: Dave Barra

S.C.A.R. To Begin Tomorrow

"Once I get going in the water, I am ready to go," explains Dave Barra who cracked a rib hiking down to the start of the first swim on Day One of last year's inaugural S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge. "I can withstand a lot. Besides the rib only hurt when I breathed." It is that kind of mentality that is pervasive - indeed almost mandatory - among the hardy

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The 2011 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

David Barra and Rondi Davies have created one of the longest series of marathon swims in the world. Their 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is one of the newest and most popular ultra-marathon challenges in the world. Back in 2011, these were the results and courses swum day after day. Stage 1 was an 18.3-mile course from the northwest side of the Rip Van

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Dave Barra Goes On An Expedition

Expedition swimming is defined by the Open Water Swimming Dictionary as "swimming in natural or man-made bodies of open water including oceans, lakes, rivers, bays and reservoirs, together with teammates or swim buddies, usually as part of a guided tour with or without escorts."Dave Barra created and is doing such an expedition swim, called the 8 Bridges |

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