Tag: marine life

Man With Mother Nature In The Open Water

Photo of Pádraig Mallon courtesy of Brian Meharg. When swimmers venture past the shoreline in open bodies of water, they occasionally come in contact with a wide variety of marine life. These denizens of the shallows or the deep can be small and invisible to see or extremely large and potentially dangerous. Our personal classifications of these myriad

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The Look Of The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kelley Prebil has been swimming all her life. She loves the water. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a member the Oak Streakers of Laguna Beach, the South End Rowing Club and the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association while competing for the San Mateo Masters. Since she picked up

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The Doctor Is In The House

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A day after the latest Japanese relay team crossed the Tsugaru Channel, Dr. Steven Minaglia from Honolulu, Hawaii is getting ready for his own solo Tsugaru Channel attempt. From his hotel room on Tappi Misaki, he has been watching the whitewater and wind chop typically blow across the Tsugaru Current.

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Marine Life Nowhere To Be Seen

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lewis Pugh does things we never even dream of doing. The Hall of Famer swims in the cold, not only in Cape Town where he resides, but also in frozen fjords and high upon Mount Everest. He does majestic pioneering swims in the North and South Poles and generates global awareness for causes ranging from

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Breaking Barriers In Belize

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Looking around the world, two unprecedented swims in the Central American country of Belize would appear to be very beautiful and very challenging swims. The shorter swim would start at the Turneffe Atoll, a group of small Caribbean islands off the coast of Belize. It would be a tad shorter than an English

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