Tag: Josh Heynes

Glassy Good, Truly Tranquil

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimmers often talk about turbulence and tides, currents and the cold. But swimming in flat, calm, glassy conditions is so very peaceful and tranquil. With the seas lying flat and the lakes lying low, swimmers can really enjoy the conditions. Josh Heynes, Hadar Aviram, David Ure are shown above swimming

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When Things Go South

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When things go south in the open water, swimmers can quickly feel themselves spiraling down a negative vortex. Whether the swimmer is facing seasickness or hypothermia, it is easy and natural for the athlete to start feeling sorry for themselves or frustrated. Throwing up or shivering are excellent

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All Set To Go, But Everything Can Change

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Josh Heynes of the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association, is currently looking at a go date of July 15th for 17-year-old Norman Stark Jr.'s swim across Lake Erie. "As of now, the winds, waves and weather looks favorable; however, we all know the weather forecast can change 1000 times between today and

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I Swim For Vets Across Lake Erie

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Norman Stark Jr. is swimming across Lake Erie on behalf of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) Traumatic Brain Injury. Josh Heynes, founder and director of the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association who has crossed Lake Erie twice himself (11 hours 53 minutes in 2006 and 11 hours 16 minutes in 2011),

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From Canada To America, Across Lake Erie

Josh Heynes of the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association announced the opening of invitations to swim across Lake Erie. Heynes explains, "The Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association is the official "observation" and monitoring group for any solo/relay marathon swims across Central Lake Erie. We are made up of a group of local successful open water

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