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What Is Really Out There?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We remember the first time that we saw American football star Marcellus Wiley swim in a pool. He thrashed and he splashed. He certainly moved, but not necessarily in the forward motion. Throughout his career as one of the best football players in America, he had always started each play by taking in a

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The Time Is Now, The Choice Is Yours

As 2012 comes to a close, many swimmers take stock of their achievements during the year. Some swimmers, however, will focus a bit more on their failures (real or perceived), missed opportunities, unexpected situations and all kinds of "what if" scenarios. In either case, most swimmers optimistically and ideally consider what is possible in the New Year.

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Survival Swimming In The Outer Limits

For some people, swimming strikes fear in their hearts. NFL All-Pro football player Marcellus Wiley was one of those individuals before he learned how to swim and completed a 1.2-mile ocean swim. For others, 50 meters is a long way. It is estimated that less than 3% of Americans can swim 500 meters non-stop. For others, swimming 5 miles is a really long

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A Year Of Great Open Water Swimming

The year 2010 was and continues to be unbelievable in the world of open water swimming. There were inspirational people swimming everywhere from the Beagle Channel between Chile and Argentina, the Kaieiewaho Channel between Kauai and Oahu, the English Channel, on Mount Everest, from Japan to Canada to Madiera Island.Outstanding efforts all. But everyone

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