Tag: Great Swim

Unbelievably Great, Amelia Evans

Courtesy of the John West Great North Swim, United Kingdom. The organizers of the Great Swim have always known that open water swimming is a sport that always challenges expectations. They wrote, "More than ten years and tens of thousands of swimmers later, the one constant has been the incredible diversity we’ve seen reflected in our participants. They’ve

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Unbelievably Great, Ben Robinson

Courtesy of the John West Great North Swim, United Kingdom. The organizers of the Great Swim have always known that open water swimming is a sport that always challenges expectations. They wrote, "More than ten years and tens of thousands of swimmers later, the one constant has been the incredible diversity we’ve seen reflected in our participants. They’ve

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Unbelievably Great, Gill Haddington

Courtesy of the John West Great North Swim, United Kingdom. The organizers of the Great Swim have always known that open water swimming is a sport that always challenges expectations. They wrote, "More than ten years and tens of thousands of swimmers later, the one constant has been the incredible diversity we’ve seen reflected in our participants. They’ve

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Great Swim Adds Run

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After years of growing and perfecting the Great London Swim, Great East Swim, Great London Swim, Great Manchester Swim, Great North Swim, and Great Scottish Swim), The Great Swim is now adding a 5 km run after its 800m open water swims in its new SwimRun events. The SwimRun events will be held at the Great

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How Far Did You Swim?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the same way that athletes swim 2.4 miles in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim or 1 mile in the Great Swims, athletes are correctly credited with the shortest straight-line tangent when they do any kind of open water swim, even if they swim crookedly or are pushed by tides, currents or ocean swells or land in an

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A Convulsing Congregation Of Champions

When swimmers take off at the start of a mass open water swim, with arms thrashing, legs kicking, necks cranking, whitewash all around in a total sensory overload, the description needs to be colorful: A churning cacophony of competition. Or perhaps it is a captivating clamor of camaraderie?Whatever it is, it is certainly charming, collegial and

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