Tag: Effect Sport

Who Is The King Of The Sea?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Who are these guys on the beach? They are top open water swimmers from South Africa, Italy, Germany, Argentina, and Brazil who compete in the annual King and Queen of the Sea (Rei e Rainha do Mar in Portuguese) competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The multi-stage professional and amateur open water swim

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Hitting The Turn Buoys Right On

We love the massive turn buoys used in Brazil. They are big, they are easy to see, they promote the sponsors. Because they are so big and easy to sight, when the currents are flowing especially laterally (either perpendicularly or diagonally to the turn buoys), swimmers can easily modify their course to take advantage of the currents AND hit the buoys

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A Friend In Need Is A Friend In Deed

What we love about the King and Queen of the Sea (Rei e Rainha do Mar) series in how many disabled athletes participate and how readily the volunteers and staff come to their aid at the start and up along the beach at the finish. But set these athletes off in the water and they are cruising away with the same joy and intensity as the other athletes. This

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