Tag: Frederik Jaques

Medleying In The Open Water

Some swimmers use butterfly the last few meters of their open water swims. Many swimmers roll over on their backs and do backstroke during their swims to relieve their shoulders and necks. Others switch over to breaststroke for a change of pace or to get a better view of what lies ahead. While all open water swims are technically freestyle events, mixing

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A Medley Of Records In The Channel

Most people swim freestyle across the English Channel (EC) and Catalina Channel (CC), but a select few like doing other strokes. The fastest of those non-freestylers include:Fastest EC Butterfly: Julie Bradshaw, (UK), 2002, 14:18Fastest CC Butterfly: Vicki Keith (Canada), 1989, 14:53:26Fastest EC Backstroke: Tina Neill, (USA), 2005, 13:22Fastest CC

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Doing Catalina Captain Webb Style

It was reported that Jason Lassen from Oregon completed a Catalina Channel crossing doing breastroke in 15 hours and 59 minutes. The swim must first be ratified by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, but according to its website, it may be the first breaststroke swim.It is interesting to compare the non-freestyle records between the Catalina Channel

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