Tag: Great North Swim

Have Baby, Will Swim

Have Baby, Will Swim Courtesy of COLIN HILL SWIMS, Ullswater, England. Verity Westgate recently gave birth to her daughter Grace. But she still had the time, energy, power and motivation to successfully complete a two-way 7-mile swim across Ullswater in 3 hours 37 minutes in 15°C - 16.5°C water, escorted by Colin Hill . She had started her open water

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Suzan On Swimmer Safety

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Martin Suzan is an experienced British open water swimming safety officer who directed the on-deck, onshore and in-the-water safety protocols and procedures used at the Big Chill Swim in Windermere, England. He has also been responsible for events ranging from the Great North Swim to the 2012 Olympic 10K

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An American In Windermere

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was a busy weekend for American Lexie Kelly in Windermere at the Great North Swim, the largest open water swimming festival in Europe. After an intercontinental flight from Los Angeles to Manchester, she found her way up to Windermere in the Lake District of England, catching up with swimming and

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Caleb Hughes Wins Great North Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Caleb Hughes is swimming up the ranks. At last year's Great North Swim in Windermere, England, he placed fifth. The 2013 European Junior Open Water Championships 5 km silver medalist is now swimming with the big boys. Today, he beat three-time winner Tom Allen and Ireland's Chris Bryan, both hardened

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Anna Olasz Wins Great North Swim 5K

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Anna Olasz of Hungary who trains at Arizona State University in America where she is studying traveled to England to compete in the elite division of the 5 km Great North Swim in Windermere. The race was qualifier for British athletes to qualify for the European Championships. But the young Olasz was the

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Scotland’s Shelagh Smiles And Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Shelagh Watson is a pool and loch swimmer from Torrance, Scotland. After she stopping working in 2011, she channeled her energies to swimming. "I started swimming regularly in a local loch and did the Great North Swim in Windermere and the Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond in 2013." It was always a dream

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