Tag: Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

What Kind of Swimmer Are You?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds participate in open water swimming for many reasons. You swim because it might be a hot summer day...or you want to become more fit or tone...or you are a competitive swimmer...or you are a lifeguard or a triathlete. No matter if you are a hard-core marathon

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Great, The Chesapeake Bay Swim

Courtesy of Brian Earley, Administrator, Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation. Celebrating its 25 year in its modern day form and 35th since founded as a solo swim for health-related charities, the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim is as popular as ever. The cross-bay race features a 4.4-mile course across the Chesapeake Bay starting from the western shore at

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Mark Rew Sees Success

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I can't see the buoy." "I couldn't see anything when my goggles filled up [with water]." "The waves were so big and the sun was in my eyes, I couldn't barely see a thing." Those comments can be heard frequently among open water swimmers. Visually impaired, swimmers often talk about "swimming blind".

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The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Goes On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2015 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) will be held in Annapolis, Maryland on June 14th. One of the most popular open water swims in the Americas, the Capital Gazette News first covered the GCBS on June 13th 1982. The coverage and the vision of the first participants played a significant role in the

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Attagirl Across Assawoman

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lisa Hertz, who finished second in this weekend's 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim recalls her first marathon swim. "It was so much fun and silly looking back at it. I was training for my first Great Chesapeake Bay Swim and reading [Lynne Cox's] Swimming to Antarctica at the same time. I really knew nothing

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What Kind of Swimmer Are You?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds swim for many reasons. It might be a hot summer day, you may want to become more fit or tone, you may be a competitive swimmer, you may want to be a lifeguard, you may be a triathlete. No matter if you are a hard-core marathon swimming traditionalist or a

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