Tag: Florida Strait

Two Hall Of Famers And Fidel Castro

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimmers have been attempting to cross the Gulf Stream and swim from Cuba to Florida since 1950 (including Jose Cortinas, Leo Vigil, Rolando Elejalde, Luciana Nunez, Susie Maroney, Skip Storch, Chris Green, Diana Nyad, Walter Poenisch, Penny Palfrey and Chloë McCardel). Many of them met and had to receive

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Cimmino’s Cuba Crawl

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Italy's Salvatore Cimmino will attempt a 103-mile (168 km) solo freestyle crawl from Havana to Cuba across the Florida Strait sometime during his scheduled window of April-May 2016. Before he gets in the water, his physical condition requires that he do a bit more preparation than his fellow open water

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Chloë McCardel, Calm Before The Calm

Chloë McCardel is getting closer to game day. From Australia to Florida to the Bahamas, McCardel is undergoing her final preparations for her upcoming marathon swim attempt across the Florida Strait from Cuba to Florida. Without any stinger suits, cages, or protection of any kind other than sunscreen, she may go on the next break in the weather. The water

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Pretty In Pink And Ready To Rumble

Chloe McCardel's upcoming 103-mile marathon swim across the Florida Strait from Cuba to Florida will be done without any protective swimwear. She will face her journey like no one else has done before her over the last 40+ years. Susie Maroney and Skip Storch did their Cuba swims with shark cages. Penny Palfrey and Diana Nyad did their Cuba swims with

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Adiós From Cuba, Bon Voyage To Florida

Penny Palfrey's ground team in America has announced her press conference on her 103-mile attempt from Cuba to Florida will be held Thursday at the Hemingway Marina in Havana with a tentative start scheduled for Friday morning. Her escort boat is charging towards Havana, Cuba from Key West, Florida with reportedly all systems go. Fans can predict how many

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Swimming Around The World’s Oceans

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The eyes of the marathon swimming world continue to spin on the global axis. 2012 started off with a slew of Cook Strait solo swims between North and South Islands in New Zealand, a cancelled professional 88 km race from Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana race in Argentina, and the annual Rottnest

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Man Is Not A Marine Mammal

After Paul Lundgren was pulled after swimming 32 miles in 24 hours across the Sea of Cortez yesterday, there will be other big-names in the sport (Stephen Redmond in the Tsugaru Channel and Penny Palfrey and Diana Nyad in the Florida Strait) soon setting off on their marathon journeys. And we are constantly reminded how our audacious their dreams are and

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