Tag: Golden Gate Bridge

Jack LaLanne, A Purposeful Life

Jack LaLanne, A Purposeful Life Courtesy of WOWSA, Long Beach, California. American fitness guru Jack LaLanne did things with a larger purpose. He was focused on his mission in life: promoting fitness, nutrition and positive thinking. LaLanne caught the public's attention with his charisma and exploits with the goal of inspiring others. "I did these

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Open Water Swimming 365 Days Of 2020

Open Water Swimming 365 Days Of 2020 Courtesy of Zina Deretsky, Aquatic Park, San Francisco Bay, California. Zina Deretsky, CMI has been swimming in Aquatic Park in San Francisco Bay over the last decade. On dryland, Deretsky is a talented board certified medical illustrator and a science & technology illustrator with a passion for the open water that

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Pioneering Swimmers In San Francisco Bay

Pioneering Women In San Francisco Bay Courtesy of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The International Swimming Hall of Fame archives have a photo of an old pigskin award presented in 1912 to Nell Schmidt, a pioneering open water swimmer from the Dolphin Club in San Francisco, by the City of Alameda, California (on San Francisco Bay). The award is

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Remembering Bob

Remembering Bob Photo courtesy of Bruce Frager. Information courtesy of Ian Emberson, Maui Channel from Lanai to Maui, State of Hawaii. Yesterday among 12 tiger sharks and cross currents, Eney Jones captained an all-star, all-female team of Michelle Mehnert, Olympian Stephanie Horner, Devon Clifford, Olympian Ashley Twichell and Becca Mann at the 48th Maui

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Honorary ESPY Award Given to James Savage

Honorary ESPY Award Given to James Savage Courtesy of ABC 7 News, San Francisco, California. An Honorary ESPY Award was given to San Francisco open water swimmer James Savage who has swum the length of the Golden Gate Bridge four times. "My mom said this award is a pretty big thing," said the 7-time Alcatraz Island swimmer. "I'm just doing something that

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Longevity Likely Leveled By Lyme

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kathie Hewko has been swimming across and underneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay for the last 39 consecutive years. From 1976 to 2014, she has completed 91 crossings, the longevity record for the most crossings of the Golden Gate Bridge. She accomplished her 50th Golden Gate Bridge swim on

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