Tag: Edith van Dijk

Swimmers On Dryland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Life Saving Exhibition Lake, St. Louis, Missouri. Many open water swimmers can be defined as fascinating people on dryland. At the initial Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the marathon swimming finalists included Dr. Edith van Dijk who is a Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau with a Doctorate in Economy from

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The Perfect Female Open Water Swimmer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If there were an opportunity to magically create the perfect female open water swimmer, what would be involved? The swimmer would be able to swim well in cold water, warm water, rough water, tranquil water, in the night and under the tropical sun. She could swim well in short ocean swims with heavy surf as

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Happy Medium of Distance and Speed

For professional open water swimmers competing at the highest level, the Olympic distance of 10 kilometers is their focus. However, as swimmers need to develop different skills and mindsets to reach their potential in the 10K, competing in 5K and 25K races may also be added into the mix. Both these distances are contested at the World Championships, where

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