Tag: Katie Rowe

The Colors Of Catalina Crossings

The Colors Of Catalina Crossings Courtesy of Swim Long Beach, Catalina Channel, California. A guarantee during a Catalina Channel crossing is seeing a wide spectrum of colors. The colors of the sky and the water ranges from light blues in the middle of the day to a mixture of oranges, reds, purples, dark blues and inky black from sunset to sunrise before

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More 65-year-olds To Do The 65th

Scenes from last year's the 64th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim are courtesy of WOWSA from Huntington Beach, California. 65 years ago, legendary Huntington Beach lifeguard Gene Belshe started the Huntington Beach Pier Swim. "The swim around the pier attracts up to 300 people; about half are local and half come from all over the place," said race

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Sea Monkey Challenge Update

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "We had 5 ocean swims in the inaugural [Seal Beach] Sea Monkey Challenge during October," said Sea Monkey Doug Garland. "The first question people ask us is always about the water temperature. The good news is that the ocean temperatures are still 5 to 7ºF warmer than normal. For this month, the water

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Sea Monkeys Hang Around Seal Beach Pier

Sea Monkeys Hang Around Seal Beach Pier Courtesy of Sea Monkey Mistress Katie Rowe in Long Beach, California. When the surf starting to pump up along the Southern California coast, Sea Monkey Mistress Katie Rowe sent out a characteristically cheerful and creative communication: Hey swimmies! So just in case you haven't noticed, there's a leeetle bit

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Swim Long Beach Have Serious Fun

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the not always appreciated differences between the English Channel in Europe and the Catalina Channel in California is the support generated by the local communities. While hundreds of locals and near-locals have either attempted or completed an English Channel solo swim or participated in a relay,

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Heading Around Huntington

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swim Long Beach, an ocean and pool swimming pod, and the Open Water Swim Club, had an early morning ocean practice around the Huntington Beach pier yesterday. The practice around the longest concrete pier on the West Coast of the Americas was a tune-up for the 64th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim. Led by

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