Tag: hypothermia

Rough Handling Involves Gentle Approach

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The competitive career of Karley Stutzel unexpectedly and inexplicably collapsed during the last loop at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualification race in Beijing in 2008. The Canadian professional marathon swimmer never had her world fall apart before like what happened at the end of the 10 km swim at the

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Swink, Swank, Swunk In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Penny Nagel recently coined a few new terms for the open water swimming community while training in La Jolla Cove near San Diego, California: swink, swank, swunk. To swink is to swim so far that the swimmer feels drunk. The past tense of swink is to swank and swunk. Nagel explains, "Some people call it

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