Tag: IRB

Mike Bodger’s 60th Birthday Present

Story and photos are courtesy of Kirsten Cameron about Dr. Mike Bodger's attempt to swim the Cook Strait as a 60th birthday present to himself in February 2010. This past week, our household had felt it had become experts on weather and tides. All day every day we have been checking the Met Service and discussing intently the possible implications of

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What’s SUP In The Open Water?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While boats (of all kinds) have been the standard marine vessel for generations of open water swimmers, the evolution of movement of safety personnel on an open water swim has been important. The integration of boats, RIBs, IRBs, paddle boards, kayaks, surf skis (Jetskis), and stand up paddle boards in

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Text Messages From Open Water Swimmers

LOL, CU, UR, and all kinds of abbreviations, acronyms, emoticons, smileys, onomatopoeic and stylized spellings are used all over the Internet, in forums, emails and via text. So what kind of English abbreviations and acronyms can be used or texted by triathletes or open water swimmers? Here are a few: RFC: or really freaking cold, real frantic chill,

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