Tag: dolphins

The Importance Of Technique And Timing

The Importance Of Technique And Timing Courtesy of WOWSA. Olympic 10K Marathon Swim video courtesy of the Olympic Channel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. USA Swimming National Open Water Championships video courtesy of The Athlete Village, Long Beach, California. The physics of movement through the water is a fascinating topic. Dolphins, whales, sharks and

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Navy Divers And Their Pod Of Dolphins

Courtesy of Ramon Mercado from Stevensville, Montana. Ramon Mercado [shown below] tells of a tradition for U.S. Navy divers to get the tattoo [shown above] after they complete their arduous training. The tattoo represents a pod of dolphins for protection in the water...similar to open water swimmers being Walkerized in the presence of sharks. Copyright

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Swimmers And Dolphins Communicating

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pet owners know how best to communicate with their pets. After years of swimming in the ocean and various encounters, many open water swimmers also develop the knack of how to interact with marine life...especially dolphins. When we see dolphins swim under us and around us, whether it is in Huntington

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Man With Mother Nature In The Open Water

Photo of Pádraig Mallon courtesy of Brian Meharg. When swimmers venture past the shoreline in open bodies of water, they occasionally come in contact with a wide variety of marine life. These denizens of the shallows or the deep can be small and invisible to see or extremely large and potentially dangerous. Our personal classifications of these myriad

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