Tag: Flathead Lake

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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Polson Bay’s Water Daze

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Polson Bay makes up southern end of Flathead Lake in northwest Montana, the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi. Tucked away over 1,000 miles away from well-known open water swimming venues like Coney Island, New York and Aquatic Park in California, this little-known lake has become a

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Enduring Waves Continues For Isabella

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Enduring Waves for Isabella is another charity swim by Emily von Jentzen. The attorney and ultra-swimmer from Montana who raises money for children with special medical conditions does her events in Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western part of the United States. This year's

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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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