Tag: Kent Nicholas

S.C.A.R. Leaves Great Memories

SCAR SWIM 2014 from Kent Nicholas on Vimeo. As organizer Kent Nicholas explains about the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge 2014, "It was hard to fit four days, four lakes and roughly 40 miles of swimming into 5 minutes ... but here goes [see above]. We don't take ourselves too seriously, remembering that swimming is about having a good time." And that the

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Where Women Dominate

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. From the early 1980s on to the early 21st century, the percentage of male and female swimmers in many open water swims around the United States has remained approximately 70%-30% (i.e., 7 men for every 3 women). But in the 21st century, especially over the last 5 years, the percentage of women

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

When dad is passionately up to something, chances are that his young son follows suit. If dad likes a particular sports team, so does junior. If dad is into fishing, so follows his son. If dad is trying to achieve something, the little man of the house wants to be supportive. And so it was with the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge founder Kent Nicholas and his

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The Weather Could Not Have Been Better

"The weather could not have been better," recalls Kent Nicholas, a criminal attorney from Arizona and creator of the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge. So he made the most of the opportunity presented to him by Mother Nature on his last leg of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming on August 1st. Nicholas completed his English Channel crossing in 11 hours 22

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Grace Van Der Byl Goes 3 For 3 After 17

Grace van der Byl did it again at the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge on Day Three. She dominated, not unexpectedly, the most difficult stage of the 4-day marathon - a tough, cold 17-miler (27.3 km) in Apache Lake. Just finishing over 5 hours, she separated herself by 20 minutes over the field. But everyone who swam had to dig deep as they faced relentless 20-30

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