Tag: Gary Hall Jr.

#stopolympics Picks Up The Pace

#stopolympics Picks Up The Pace Courtesy of USA Swimming, Colorado Springs, Colorado. When U.S. President Trump called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week Friday, senior Japanese government spokesman Naoki Okada said, “The prime minister said firmly that he wanted to win the battle with coronavirus and make this summer’s Olympics a

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When SEALs Stand Up To Sharks

When SEALs Stand Up To Sharks Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Scott Zornig of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association occasionally encourages qualified marathon swimmers to think about swimming from San Clemente Island to the California mainland, a 52-mile rough water swim that was pioneered in 2012 by Tina Neill who took 28 hours

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All In The Family In The Open Water

When dad (Gary Hall, Sr.) and mom (Mary Hall) and sons (Gary Hall, Jr. and Richard Hall) and daughter (Amy Hall) decide to do some filming and teaching in the open water, they bring in personable stars and have a whole lotta fun. Olympic gold medalists Roland Schoeman and Rebecca Soni spent a week in the Florida Keys filming with Lexie Kelly, in and out and

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Olympic Fever In The Cayman Islands

Walking down the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands, it is amazing how many Olympians are preparing for the 21st annual Flowers Sea Swim. Lounging on the white sugary sand, casually swimming up and down the coast staring down at the marine life, or just catching up on old times, the Olympic crowd is sizable. At least 30 Olympic swimming medals

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Dealing With Apex Predators Of The Deep

We posted an article on the concept of Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted (here). Both Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. and Farallon Islands relay swimmer Cathy Delneo have encountered sharks while in the ocean. They each weighed in about their personal recommendations on how best to deal with the apex predators of the deep. "I find sharks

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