Tag: Lexie Kelly

Swipping In The Pool And Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swipping is a conjoining of the words swimming and slipping that Gary Hall Sr. of The Race Club coined as a description of swimming with the least amount of frontal drag possible. His explanation is here. While optimal swipping may be thought of as a means to reduce the amount of drag forces on the body as

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An American In Windermere

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was a busy weekend for American Lexie Kelly in Windermere at the Great North Swim, the largest open water swimming festival in Europe. After an intercontinental flight from Los Angeles to Manchester, she found her way up to Windermere in the Lake District of England, catching up with swimming and

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Amazon Men And Woman

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With all kinds, types and speeds, many open water swimmers will be gathering this weekend in the Rio Negro, the largest left tributary of the Amazon River and the largest blackwater river in the world for a trio of open water swims. The Rio Negro is one of the world's ten largest rivers in average discharge

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Mascots With Goggles

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is really cool when sport teams or event mascots wear (or come with) goggles. American open water swimmer Lexie Kelly is shown with the mascot of the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean. The mascot entertains the spectators at the finish of the 32 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix marathon swim

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Flag Ceremony In The Red Sea

Courtesy of Lexie Kelly at the Red Sea. There were a few hiccups in last year's inaugural Stroke for Egypt event when the 2.5 km-long flag did not properly lay down on the surface of the Red Sea. But organizers Khaled Shalaby, an Egyptian who swam across the English Channel with just one arm back in 1983, and Sherwitte Hafez, a 1984 Olympian from Egypt,

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Lexie Kelly Wins Stroke For Egypt

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lexie Kelly won the Stroke for Egypt 10 km swim in the Red Sea today after also taking the 5 km swim. "We hung with Evan Kraus and swam 12 loops around a tiny island in beautifully warm, calm water," says the visiting Californian who visited the Stroke for Egypt swim with representatives from both the U.K.

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