Tag: Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim

Swimming In South Bay + Santa Monica

Swimming In South Bay + Santa Monica Courtesy of WOWSA, South Bay, Los Angeles, California. The South Bay stretches along the southern shores of Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. With over 4.6 million people - and tens of thousands of daily beach visitors - all living and working within several kilometers of its wide beaches, it is no wonder that there is a

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The Legacy Of Dwight Crum

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most popular swims in America is the 2-mile Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim in Southern California from the Hermosa Beach Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier. But who is Dwight Crum? He was an excellent distance freestyler who competed for the University of Southern California in the early 1940s. He

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Dude, Look At That Wave…And Shark

June Emerson took a photo of her sons playing in the waves at Manhattan Beach, California. Manhattan Beach is a beautiful stretch of beach near the LAX International Airport and the site of one of the most popular oceans swims in America: the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim. Her photo also caught the shadow of an apparent shark swimming in the surf behind

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Summer Surfing In The Swim

As the surf kicks up and the summer ocean swimming season kicks off in Southern California, the importance of body surfing among competitive ocean swimmers always comes up. As swimmers approach the shore taxed physically, it is often aerobically difficult to pick up the kick and body surf in. Matty Mitchell and Hank Wise often conduct pool swimming sets to

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