Tag: David Barra

Swimming In Spite Of The Devil

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Not only is the New York Open Water team organizes a new circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island (see the 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan ), but race directors David Barra, Rondi Davies, and Alex Arévalo also are adding a new marathon swim on their calendar. The Spuyten Duyvil 10K is a

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Stage 6 Takes 6 For Capri Djatiasmoro

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Capri Djatiasmoro completed Stage 6 of the recent 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York. She took 6 hours 1 minute to swim 15.7 miles (25.2 km) from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge. The Project Manager for M&J Edelman & Associates in New York City explains her journey to the finish.

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Swimming In Stages Down The Hudson River

Swimming In Stages Down The Hudson River Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Race director Rondi Davies summed up Stage 6 at the longest swimming race in the world, the 6th annual 7-day, 7-stage 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, "We had a fantastic day when everyone finished. Capri Djatiasmoro fought hard to reach the bridge as the

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Tori Gorman Completes The Triple Crown

Courtesy of Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, San Pedro Channel, California. Victoria 'Tori' Gorman of Australia completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel on September 5th in 12 hours 41 minutes to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Gorman swam the English Channel in 2012 as a fundraiser to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society and

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The Legacy Of Russell Chaffee

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Morning Times of Sayre, Pennsylvania reported the passing of open water swimming pioneer Russell Chaffee. The 87-year-old had quite a career and mindset that foreshadowed the contemporary growth of marathon swimming in the United States. A lifelong math teacher, Russell swam all over the eastern U.S.

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7 Uber Days Between 8 Long Bridges

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The fourth annual 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim took place between June 18th - 25th under the direction of David Barra and Rondi Davies. The world’s longest open water swimming competition – 120 miles (193 km) in all – included 7 swims over 7 days, starting at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Catskill, New York

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Bona Fide Barraesque

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are a handful of people in the open water swimming world who are universally admired and respected for their accomplishments, efforts, and solo swims, but even more so for their leadership, knowledge, and passion. From Ned Denison to Lynne Cox, Kevin Murphy to Keri-Anne Payne, Melissa Gorman to Thomas

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