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When Almost Is Good Enough

When Almost Is Good Enough Photos courtesy of NewsChannel 3 from Lake Michigan. Nothing is more fundamental in marathon swimming than for a swimmer to have an experienced support crew, a suitable escort boat and a knowledgeable pilot. Kayakers, feeders, pace swimmers and a dryland crew are also occasionally part of the marathon swimming package. But Dr.

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Fin…But Not Fini

Lynn Kubasek, a nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, had a great year in 2013. It was a great comeback from 2012 when she experienced an uncharacteristic DNF. Photo shows Kubasek swimming in-between paddler was Allison Bayne and swimmer Carol Hayden, with a fin on the upper left corner. Kubasek remembers, "About 20 minutes

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Thank God It’s Friday

Event director Kitty Tetreault and the volunteers of the Swim Across America Boston Harbor Swim are looking forward to a big day next Friday. On Friday, their 22-mile open water swimming relay around the Boston Harbor Islands brings together 75 swimmers and a massive fund-raising effort on behalf of the Perini Quality of Life Clinic at the Dana-Farber

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Not Since 1967 Has This Swim Been Done

It has been nearly 46 years since someone - anyone - has been able to swim from the Farallon Islands to the California mainland. Nearly a half century has gone by since anyone has seriously come close to replicating Ted Erikson's feat (see below) of swimming 30 miles while shivering in the cold, rough water facing the largest Great White Sharks this side

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11-day Window For Chloë McCardel

Her mind is set. Her mindset is geared towards long, arduous swims across countries. Chloë McCardel twice prepared herself to swim a triple crossing of the English Channel. Although she swam blazing fast on the first two legs, she never quite made the complete three-way crossing. But that preparation is optimal for her Straits of Florida swim to be

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