Tag: lanolin

Loving Lanolin…Or Not

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimmers, especially channel swimmers and marathon swimmers, have an interesting relationship with lanolin. They use lanolin for prevent chafing or to reduce the initial shock of cold water. They use lanolin with Vaseline or Desitin or Safe Sea or other ointments and creams or anti-chafe spray

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Open Water Swimming – Keys To Success

So you are caught in the middle of a giant pack, a swirling mass of humanity at the start of a large open water swim or triathlon. You do want to avoid physicality and you wish the athletes behind you and beside you would stop slapping your feet and swimming into you. What do you do? What can you do? What should you do? One means to protect yourself and

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Seaside Sights We Love To See

A channel swimmer struggling onto shore... ...a close race among open water swimmers in a photo finish. ...two competitors simultaneously body surfing down a huge wave to close out a race. ...an ocean swimmer railroading down massive swells far from land. ...a whale breaching in the ocean. ...a perfect hand-off of hydration between coach on a feeding

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Skin Protection From Chafing To Coconuts

Skin Protection From Chafing To Coconuts Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Chafing is a common ailment and complaint among open water swimmers and triathletes. There are three fundamental types of chafing: 1. Skin-on-skin chafing: improper stroke mechanics can cause chafing as can a crossover kick or breathing. 2. Fabric-on-skin chafing:

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The Language of Open Water Swimming

Social scientists estimate that most adults have a vocabulary of 60,000 words. In order to achieve that linguistic level, children learn up to 20 new words per day until they reach the age of 18. But only 4,000 words make up 98% of human conversations. And among every human activity, there are specialty words and phrases that are well-known among its

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Lanolin? What Is This?

A true conversation at a security checkpoint in an American airport: Uniformed TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Personnel: "What is this stuff?" Swimmer: "Lanolin." Uniformed TSA Personnel: "Where did it come from?" Swimmer: "Sheep." Uniformed TSA Personnel (with a furrowed brow): ----- Swimmer: "Seriously, lanolin comes from the glands of

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