Tag: English Channel

Two Swimmers In The Channel

Two Swimmers In The Channel Courtesy of WOWSA, English Channel. Two Swimmers is a documentary film about an inspirational true story of a young swimmer and his coach as they attempt to swim the English Channel in 2005 and the dramatic events that follow. Two Swimmers is dedicated to Mark Rickhuss, his family and all channel swimmers. The Telegraph review

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Training For The English Channel

People all over the world are currently training for major channel swims and other long-distance swims all over the world. The English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Cook Strait, Gibraltar Strait and Tsugaru Channel - and several dozens of other swims from western Australia's 19K Rottnest Channel Swim to the 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in

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How Far Is A Marathon Swim?

A marathon run is defined as 26.2 miles or 42.195K, but is there a broadly accepted definition of a marathon swim? Yes and no. It depends where you are and who is answerin the question. There are all kinds of definitions and perspectives out there in the open water swimming world.A marathon swim is defined by FINA, the world's governing body for aquatic

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Achieving The Oceans Seven

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. Successfully scaling these mountains is a mountaineering challenge attained by only the strongest. As of 2007, 198 climbers have achieved this expensive and physically demanding goal. Open water swimming’s version of the

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