Tag: Ice Miles

Kate Steels Achieves Ice Sevens

Kate Steels waited and waited and waited - and finally achieved her goal of achieving the Ice Sevens in Argentina today. The Ice Sevens Challenge (or Ice Sevens) is the ice swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven. To achieve the Ice Sevens, a swimmer must complete an Ice Mile under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit and no neoprene hat) in the

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Closing In On The Ice Sevens

Closing In On The Ice Sevens Courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association. Jaimie Monahan and Ger Kennedy are the only swimmers who have completed the Ice Sevens. Monahan was the pioneer in completing 7 Ice Miles under the International Ice Swimming Association requisite requirements, achieved in June 2018. Kennedy became the second

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Radically Rethinking Distance Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Throughout the latter half of 20th century, the sport of open water swimming used to be referred to by many different terms: marathon swimming, long distance swimming, ultra long distance swimming, channel swimming, rough water swimming, ocean swimming, professional marathon swimming, or lake swimming. But

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Open Water Swimmers Who Dream Big

The swimming community continues to evolve and improve. The open water swimming world continues to imagine and achieve different and difficult swims at multiple levels. Their achievements remind us of the words of Harvard University president Drew Faust who wrote, “The study of the humanities enables students to imagine, adapt, assess, interpret, change

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