Tag: Laguna Beach

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Are 100x100s

Back in the mid-1970's, former Harvard University coach Joe Bernal presented an unprecedented challenge to his 16-year-old swimmer Bobby Hackett with some very tough distance freestyle sets including a set of 100x100 (yards) freestyle on 1:00. Hackett's tough, gut-busting workouts paid off as he swam to a silver medal in 15 minutes 3 second in the 1500m

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33.5 Miles Across The Sea Has Faith

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Most people take the shortest straight-line tangent when crossing a channel. Most, of course, get occasionally pushed laterally one way and the other, during their channel crossing, but channel swimmers definitely adhere to the mindset of going from Point A to Point B along the shortest, straightest line

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What Is A Speedo Streaker?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A Speedo streaker is an individual - male or female - who walks or runs nonchalantly through public areas dressed solely in swim briefs or jammers (for men) or a swimsuit that does not extend past the groin or shoulders (for women). These public areas are typically not traversed by individuals in swimming

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Toes In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. TITW, an acronym for Toes In The Water, is the expected start time for an open water swim or practice, especially when a group swim is planned. The term was created in 2010 by Tom Hecker in La Jolla, California. Its equivalent or Toes In The Sand was created in 2012 by Jim Fitzpatrick in Laguna Beach,

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Seeing Red At The Beach

Market research shows that the red and yellow colors are the most easily recognizable in times of emergency on the beach. So lifeguards wear red. In an emergency, you want a lifeguard to be visible. The red and yellow uniforms from Australia to America have been used by a number of International Lifesaving Member Federations for many years. As such, red

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