Tag: Isle of Bute

Cold On The Outside, Warm On The Inside

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most remarkable ice swimmers in the world is Jackie Cobell. Gritty and determined, personable and extroverted, the warm-hearted English channel swimmer has all the tools necessary to handle cold water for long distances. "Even when I was a child, I enjoyed being in cold water. It was just

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Spellbound By Swimmers

Spellbound By Swimmers Courtesy of WOWSA, Isle of Bute, Scotland. When Michael Read, Sally Minty-Gravett, Kevin Murphy and Tom Watch participated in a wonderfully inspirational panel discussion about their swims across the English Channel during the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, the audience was spellbound. The quartet talked about their

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Rolling Home to Bonnie Scotland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Doloranda Pember accepted the International Swimming Hall of Fame honors that we bestowed upon her mother Mercedes Gleitze on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. This is what she said on behalf of her mother: Thank you so much for the honours you have conferred upon my mother, Mercedes Gleitze. It really is a

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Tears And Cheers With Liz Fry

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tears of joy and heartfelt appreciation sparkled in the eyes of Elizabeth Fry when she was honored in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies today on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. Smiles and cheers from the knowledgeable crowd followed. It was a day of celebration and

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Meeting People And Doing Swims

Courtesy of 4 News, Turks & Caicos. A 4 News report showcases Japan's Yuko Matsuzaki's 21 km Swim Marathon Turks & Caicos in Turks & Caicos. She was escorted by pilots Greg Doolittle of Surfside Ocean Academy and Collin Gray of Shoreline Adventures in a swim organized by Ben Stubenberg. This swim was a direct result of a meeting between Matsuzaki and

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Sandra Bucha Shares Her Appreciation

Courtesy of International Swimming Hall of Fame. Sandra Bucha was honored last weekend by the International Swimming Hall of Fame as one of its relatively few Honor Open Water Swimmers. She will be similarly honored at the Mount Stuart Castle on the Isle of Bute in Scotland at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and International Marathon

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