Tag: Ky Hurst

The DQ Heard Across The World

The DQ Heard Across The World Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When the IOC agreed to add the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in 2005, one of the most celebrated and accomplished swimmers in the world at that time was famed Australian distance freestyler Grant Hackett. The world record holder and Olympic champion from Australia surprised the

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The Perfect Open Water Man

The Perfect Ideal Of A Male Swimmer Courtesy of WOWSA, California. Friendly and fit, intelligent and innovative, personable and professional. These are just a few of the characteristics that define the open water swimmers who venture beyond the shorelines around the world. From teenagers to great grandfathers, open water swimmers are billboards of

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Olympian Love Of The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We love it when Olympic athletes and elite pool swimmers profess and demonstrate their love for the open water. It does not matter if their interest is sailing (Ky Hurst of Australia), ocean swimming (Rebecca Soni of the USA), event management (Sandy Neilson-Bell of the USA), learn-to-swim teaching (Shane

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Ryan Lochte Mimics Great Bodysurfers

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Controversy was stirred up and then quietly diffused when Ryan Lochte used an old body surfing technique during his 200m individual medley gold medal performance at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. As body surfers have done for generations and a handful of veteran ocean swimmers with

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