Tag: Dave Kelsheimer

Kicking It In

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. How the elite athletes put on their final kick during 1 km, 5 km, 10 km or 25 km races becomes readily apparent when you observe them workout in a pool. Their speed, tenacity and mental focus are inspirational. All were very apparent when great open water swimmers like Jordan Wilimovsky, Brendan Casey and

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Happy Hipster, Hirai

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Japan's top open water swimmer and hipster Yasunari Hirai had a lot of pressure on him at the 2015 Japan Open Water Swimming Championships near Tokyo, but the aquatic fashionista came through as expected to win. It was his fourth consecutive victory, but this one counted for a lot. It was Japan's official

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Team Santa Monica Open Water Clinic

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Team Santa Monica Open Water Clinic will be held on October 31st and November 1st. "The clinic is a fund-raising event to help develop the next generation of distance swimmers," explains coach Dave Kelsheimer who was the 2015 recipient of the Glen S. Hummer Award and coached world 10 km champion Jordan

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Juniors And Seniors Mix In Maui

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 10 km ocean swim on the south coast of Maui in Hawaii got a whole lot more competitive and much more exciting when Mother Nature acted up on the Gold Coast of Australia, leading to the cancellation of the 10 km race at the Pan Pacific Swimming

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The Passion And Pressure Of The Coaches

You could see it in their eyes. You could hear it in their voice. You could read it in their body language. Both Dave Kelsheimer (above) of Team Santa Monica in California and Alex Pussieldi (below) of the Davie Nadadores in Florida are two extraordinarily passionate, relatively young coaches on either side of America. Both Kelsheimer and Pussieldi

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