Tag: expect the unexpected

Failure To Finish Is Not Failure

Risk is a fundamental part of open water swimming. Uncertainty is also part of the equation as are the vagaries of the weather and water and marine life. The only reasonable assumption in an open water swim is to Expect The Unexpected. So in my opinion and observation, failure in the open water swimming world does not exist. Whether it is the English

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Stiff Competition In Domestic Open Waters

With only 25 berths available in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, there are domestic battles before elite athletes can face their international rivals. Back before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the competitive rivalry between the Mexican swimmers literally came down to the last stroke during the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualifier. It was heartbreaking to miss

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Expect The Unexpected In The Open Water

Olympic champion Alexander Popov once observed, “The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water and it will help you move.” In the open water, these words ring especially true. On the other hand, when you encounter wind, waves, currents, tides, jellyfish, sharks, and seaweed in the open water, Popov’s

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