Tag: Julie Bradshaw

Flat Abs, Fitness And Fly

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If an alien walked through the book stores and magazine racks in the airports around the Earth, the creature may think that the entire human race consisted of individuals with 6-pack abs and incredible levels of fitness. The cover articles of Shape, Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan and

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Butterfly Swim Rules In The Open Water

With swimmers from Africa and Europe to the Americas, Oceania and Asia doing more and more non-freestyle swims in the open water, the issue of how to define butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke in the open water has been a topic in the global open water swimming community for some time.* The World Open Water Swimming Association developed an initial set

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Medleying In The Open Water

Some swimmers use butterfly the last few meters of their open water swims. Many swimmers roll over on their backs and do backstroke during their swims to relieve their shoulders and necks. Others switch over to breaststroke for a change of pace or to get a better view of what lies ahead. While all open water swims are technically freestyle events, mixing

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When Women Achieve, Men Believe

Vicki Keith did it. Many times. Non-stop. For many long hours, sometimes days. So does Julie Bradshaw. Across channels, in lakes and down rivers. What have they done? Butterfly marathon swims. Mix two difficult endeavors together and the outcome is something nearly impossible. Chicago banker Dan Projansky is going to tackle his longest butterfly

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