Tag: Flathead Lake Open Water Swimmers

Lockdown Swimming Around The World

Lockdown Swimming Around The World Courtesy of WOWSA, Cape Town, South Africa and Flathead Lake, Montana. Open water swimmers are flexible, adaptable, and creative. If the water gets rougher or colder, they adapt and swim on. If the currents and tides gets stronger and flows in the opposite direction, they adapt to the situation both mentally and

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Chasing The Grizzly

Courtesy of Mark Johnston, a swimmer follows in some big paw prints across Flathead Lake, Montana. Over Labor Day weekend in 2010, a four-year-old female grizzly bear swam a remarkable 15 miles across Flathead Lake in northwest Montana. Although known to be capable swimmers, grizzly bears don’t often come across lakes as large as Flathead in their

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Go With The FLOW In Flathead Lake

Mark Johnston recently relocated from Denver, Colorado to Polson, Montana to help open a new aquatic center that sits next to Flathead Lake, the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi River. He and his wife wasted no time and got into the flow of combining the joys and challenges of pool and open water swimming. "Our mission is to develop both

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