Tag: Jim McConica

Be Wise In The Open Water

Courtesy of Hank Wise, Huntington Beach, California. Hank Wise is planning to do his fifth Catalina Channel crossing in November this year. The Stanford graduate completed his first crossing from Catalina-to-the-mainland in an 8 hour 7 minute crossing in 2010 and was only 34 seconds slower in a mainland-to-Catalina crossing in 8 hours 7 minutes five years

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Entering The Golden Age Of Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After looking back on her 27-year career as an open water swimmer, Japan's Yuko Matsuzaki is not even halfway done. The 52-year-old spent decades competing on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, racing in Italy, Argentina, Serbia, Brazil, Greece, Bermuda, the United States, and Canada.

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