Tag: Great Salt Lake

Swimming SLOW In Utah

Swimming SLOW In Utah Courtesy of Gord0n Gridley, Great Salt Lake, Utah. SLOW - or the Salt Lake Open Water Swim Club - is an open water swimming team and group of event organizers who live in the state of Utah and are based out of the Great Salt Lake. In addition to promoting open water swimming in Utah, SLOW monitors solo and relay crossings and the Utah

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Salt Water Tip By Gordon Gridley

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gordon Gridley is one of the most renowned open water swimmers in the state of Utah. He has years of experience swimming in the salt water not only in the world’s oceans, but also in the Great Salt Lake. Utah is the location of the Great Salt Lake, one of the saltiest bodies of open water in the world.

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A Salt Water Marathon Swim In Utah

Courtesy of Lynn Kubasek from the Great Salt Lake, Utah. I recently had the opportunity to swim the Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon Swim. This is an 8-mile swim that traverses a path from Antelope Island to Blackrock Beach. I learned that it is part of the Triple Crown of Utah Open Water Swimming. The other two swims are Bear Lake Monster Swim, 7-mile

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Great Swims In The Great Salt Lake

Lynn Arave of the Deseret News wrote an history of open water swimming in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Early marathon swims were held in 1919 with races conducted throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Winning times were over two hours so the distance was probably at least 6K. Unfortunately, the races ended in 1940.Copyright © 2009 by World Open Water Swimming

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