Tag: La Jolla Rough Water Swim

2016 La Jolla Rough Water Swim Postponed

Courtesy of Bill Perry, Director, La Jolla Rough Water Swim, California. The first La Jolla Rough Water Swim was held in 1916 when it was Charles 'Chubby' Shields in 48 minutes. Swims over the years were cancelled due to sponsorship changes (1935), a polio scare (1948) and shark sightings (1959), but for the most part, the La Jolla Rough Water Swim has

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Eye Of The Tiger In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the look of a champion? Russian Vladimir Dyatchin and American Gerry Rodrigues have it. These guys have the intensity and focus of a champion. Look at their eyes. Photo of Vladimir Dyatchin at the 2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain by Javier Blazquez. Photo of

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Donald Watkinds Commentates On La Jolla

Donald Watkinds has been the race announcer of the biggest and longest continuously running open water race in America, the La Jolla Rough Water Swim in California. "I have been announcing La Jolla since 1971 together with Florence Chadwick was also swimming the event and have been announcing for a long time." In a few years, the renowned multi-race

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Rough Water Swimming Remains The Same

The La Jolla Rough Water Swim. The Waikiki Roughwater Swim. Open water swimming used to be called many different things in the 20th century: long distance swimming, Rough water swimming, wild swimming, ocean swimming, and marathon swimming. Rough water swimming (or roughwater swimming) is simply swimming in open bodies of water, generally in an ocean or

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