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Dillane And The Dolphins

Dillane And The Dolphins Photo courtesy of Domnick Walsh. In the 21 km journey from Fastnet to Baltimore in Ireland, Elaine Burrows Dillane was Walkerized; a pod of dolphins joined her along the 7 hour 45 minute swim on her August 12th crossing. She recalled, "I could nearly touch them. They were swimming under my belly and coming up and jumping next to

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Railroading In The Ocean

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Big, smooth displacements of water in the ocean - the rhythmic movement of ocean swells - can be used to your advantage while swimming in the coastal open water locations. Railroading is when a swimmer uses the power of large wind-generated waves or ocean swells to push them forward as they swim towards

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