Tag: Karen Throsby

Blood In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When blood and the ocean, that is when most swimmers want to get out of the open water. Fearful of a shark frenzy or at the least a shark encounter of the most unpleasant kind, swimmers know that blood can attract sharks. George Burgess, Director of the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum

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Triple Crowners Honoured In Ireland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Five swimmers in Ireland completed their Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and were celebrated in Cork, Ireland this weekend. The accomplished quintet included Fionnuala Walsh from County Clare and Ciaran Byrne, Ned Denison, Eddie Irwin and Gábor Molnár from Sandycove Island, County Cork. The kickoff in

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Momentos Of Channel Swimming Wanted

Momentos Of Channel Swimming Wanted Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Karen Throsby Ph.D. of the University of Warwick in England is conducting ongoing research on English Channel swimming. She writes, "I have started work on a paper about what a Channel swim means to people who complete (or fail to complete) them. In particular, I'm

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