Tag: Heather Maitland

Tape Hints At Physicality In Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race during 60th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada, the women hinted a bit at the rough-and-tumble, competitive world of elite professional marathon swimming. Emily Brunemann, Caitlin Nolan and Heather Maitland all use masking tape on their swim

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What Boys Can Teach Girls

After watching the 5 km races on Saturday and today's 10 km races, the most physical endurance battle on Planet Earth will be held tomorrow: the women's 10 km world championships in Barcelona, Spain. The physicality of the women will go beyond anything short of an ice hockey or martial arts as the women race around the numerous turn buoys for a fast 10 km

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Golden Rules Of Open Water Swimming

There are 10 quick golden rules of open water swimming. These rules seem to apply whether or not the swims are short or long, in cold water or warm, in rough water or calm. 1. The turn buoys and shore never seem to get closer. 2. Goggles fog up and goggle straps break at all the wrong times. 3. Touching the shore at the end of a swim is indescribably

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After Hours With Open Water Swimmers

Some athletes go out to bars and restaurants after a competition. Others, like open water swimmers, seem to stay in their comfort zone. Joey Pedraza, Nadine Williams, Kristy Kowal, Lexie Kelly, Luane Rowe, Brooke Bennett, Heather Maitland, Eney Jones, and Zsofia Balazs enjoyed swimming with sting rays at Rum Point on Grand Cayman Island in Cayman Islands.

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Haley Anderson Preparing For Barcelona

If there was any place ideal to relax, the Cayman Islands is it. One week for the USA World Championship (pool) Trials for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, and 5 weeks before she represents the United States in the 5 km open water race, Haley Anderson is fine-tuning her navigational skills and distance work on Grand Cayman Island before next

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