Tag: Greta Andersen

Getting A Kick In The Open Water

Greta Andersen, Thomas Lurz, Petar Stoychev, Larisa Ilchenko - all the great champions in marathon swimming have a great kick. They use their legs for propulsion, streamlining and stability. 10-time world champion and 3-time Olympic medalist Gary Hall Sr. explains and shows how to generate propulsion in an easy-to-understand video here.Copyright © 2011 by

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Greta Andersen Looks Back On Her Career

Greta Andersen was interviewed by Open Water Source today where she gave a lengthy, insightful recollection of her incredible career and life. She spoke of her incredible experiences both in and out of the water and her legacy that includes winning the Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle and being the first person to swim a two-way crossing of a

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A Week In Hell Opens Up Possibilities

Competitive swimmers around the world do a variety of very difficult interval sets. The sets can range from college teams doing 100 x 100s during Christmas training sessions or Ned Denison pushing English Channel aspirants to 100 x 200s in winter or long open water swimming sets like 10 miles of kicking, or 10 miles in the ocean without goggles that Ted

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Vintage Videos Of Greta Andersen

After receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award for her exploits in the open water, we researched Greta Andersen's exploits and agree that she is undoubtedly one of the greatest marathon swimmers in history. Greta was honored by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1964 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1969 for her Olympic pool

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WOWSA – Greta Andersen Loves Life

Greta Andersen was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) during a TV interview. The interview focused on Greta's Swim School in Los Alamitos, California which is going marvelously strong. Her force of personality and her sweet, but stern, methodology quickly enables children and infants to be safe and

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Lifetime Achievement Awards Winners

Last night, as part of the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Long Beach, California, the World Open Water Swimming Association gave out three Lifetime Achievement Awards to Greta Andersen, Siga Rose and Dan Empfield for their body of outstanding work in the open water as an athlete, visionary and coach respectively.All words fail us to adequately

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Heroes And Heroines Of The Open Water

Over 35,000 individuals from 158 countries voted online in a poll sponsored by blueseventy in 2009. Blueseventy’s annual award and acknowledgement of the heroes and heroines of the global open water community is meant to honor individuals from three perspectives. The annual award to those individuals who best embody the spirit of open water swimming, who

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A Gift Well Worth Giving

Conrad Wennerberg is the Chairman Emeritus of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the widely respected author of Wind, Waves and Sunburn - A Brief History of Marathon Swimming, still considered to be one of the most authoritative books written on marathon swimming. Besides extensively documenting the history of marathon swimming, Conrad

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