Tag: Jim Barber

History’s Hardest Swimming Workouts

Some benefits of writing for the Daily News of Open Water Swimming and the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine is talking with some of history's greatest open water swimmers. In the course of these conversations, these luminaries in the sport have discussed their hardest pool and open water swimming workouts over the course of their careers. "I have

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How Far Did You Swim?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the same way that athletes swim 2.4 miles in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim or 1 mile in the Great Swims, athletes are correctly credited with the shortest straight-line tangent when they do any kind of open water swim, even if they swim crookedly or are pushed by tides, currents or ocean swells or land in an

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U.S. Masters Swimming Open Water Clinic

U.S. Masters Swimming will present an Open Water Swim Clinic in conjunction with the USMS 25K Open Water Nationals in Noblesville, Indiana.It's a learning opportunity not to be missed.The clinic is jam-packed with several experienced open water swimmers and headlines two Triple Crown swimmers (Mallory Mead and Jim Barber). The coaching staff has more than

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