Tag: Endless Pools

A Childhood Dream Realized

A Childhood Dream Realized Courtesy of Endless Pools, Redondo Beach, California. After decades of fin swimming and professional marathon swimming, Yuko Matsuzaki finally achieved one of her childhood dreams: setting a Guinness World Record. She did it by swimming 24 hours in an Endless Pool in Redondo Beach, California at the WOWSA Ocean Fest. Matsuzaki

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What Kind of Swimmer Are You?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds participate in open water swimming for many reasons. You swim because it might be a hot summer day...or you want to become more fit or tone...or you are a competitive swimmer...or you are a lifeguard or a triathlete. No matter if you are a hard-core marathon

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Endlessly Working On Leg Strength

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we think of swimmers with great kicking ability throughout open water swimming history, we automatically think of swimmers like Greta Andersen, Larisa Ilchenko and Jordan Wilimovsky. These swimmers always have great body position and always remain streamlined and balanced in the water, whether it was

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Open Water Training In An Endless Pool

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While Endless Pools are extremely useful, compact, free-standing pools with swim current generators that enable swimming in place. The pools can be used year-round and in locations (e.g., homes and training centers) where a normal size swimming pools may not be practical. The Endless Pools come in

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It’s Not Endless; It’s Only 78 Miles

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Watching a swimmer take stroke after stroke can be a bit boring. Watching a swimmer take stroke after stroke while in place and training in an Endless Pool can be incredibly tedious. But somehow Jamie Patrick and FINIS can make such training into entertainment. Over 1,500 unique visitors watched Patrick

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Where Greatness Is The Standard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are pockets of greatness in the open water swimming world. These locations are like an oasis, a watering hole of outstanding open water swimmers. From Melbourne and Sydney to La Jolla and Aquatic Park, from Messina to Sandycove, from the Serpentine to Dover, from Hong Kong to Rio de Janeiro, these

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