Tag: Harvard University

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Are 100x100s

Back in the mid-1970's, former Harvard University coach Joe Bernal presented an unprecedented challenge to his 16-year-old swimmer Bobby Hackett with some very tough distance freestyle sets including a set of 100x100 (yards) freestyle on 1:00. Hackett's tough, gut-busting workouts paid off as he swam to a silver medal in 15 minutes 3 second in the 1500m

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Crimson Elite Swimming Opportunity

Crimson Elite Swimming Opportunity Courtesy of WOWSA, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the decades, there have been many swimmers who have studied at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From Olympic medalists Bobby Hackett, David Berkoff and Neville Hayes to world open water swimming champions Alex Meyer and Steven Munatones, and United States

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Swimming Before The Crack Of Dawn

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. He woke up before the crack of dawn and started to sweat. Every time, he woke up, he started to sweat. What he was about to embark on was always risky. Illegal and risky. But he had to swim in the Charles River, a slow-moving meandering river that emptied out into the Boston Harbor, for various reasons.

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Try, Try, Try Again. Go Joe, Go

It looks like Joseph Locke will give the 30-mile Farallon Islands crossing another try next week. Cold, distance, and the plentiful Great White Sharks are various elements to consider, but are not to be feared by the Harvard University graduate and financier. Locke can be tracked on the Night Train Swimmers website (here) after his 1:30 am California

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The Thinking Man In The Open Water

American Olympian Alex Meyer majored in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. That is a deep academic field that he devoted himself to at one of the world's most preeminent institutions of higher learning. His professors and department fundamentally asks themselves and inquisitive students like Meyer the question, Why are humans the way we are?

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You Want This Man In Your Corner

Tim Murphy, the Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard University men's Swimming and Diving and the 2012 USA Olympic Swim Team open water coach, discusses the new Endless Pool and he incorporates it into his team's training and Olympic medal favorite Alex Meyer's rehabilitation. While concerns were initially raised when Meyer crashed on his bicycle and broke

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