Tag: Megan Melgaard

Kim Chambers To Speak Above The Clouds

Kim Chambers To Speak At Salesforce Tower Courtesy of Swim Across America, Swim Across America is hosting an event in the Salesforce Tower, the most imposing structure in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Its upper floors are often piercing the clouds blanketing downtown San Francisco. Swim Across America Director of Events Megan Melgaard explains, "Crushing

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Success Across Swim Across America

Courtesy of Rob Butcher, Swim Across America. Swim Across America has always been the leader of fundraising innovation in the open water swimming community. 2016 was no different as its scope and touch in the swimming and charitable giving communities continues to grow, a precursor to what will come in 2017. Swim Across America announced its highlights

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Courage Is Grace Under Pressure

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimmers and fans around the world expected Grace van der Byl to win the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. It took 2 attempts for the California marathon swimmer to realize her goal in completing the 28.5-mile circumnavigation around Manhattan Island in New York, but she got the job done in victorious fashion

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Are Open Water Swimmers Watermen?

To answer that question, we first must understand what is a waterman, a term used frequently in the surfing world? Watermen - or its feminine equivalent, waterwomen - are individuals who are considered by their peers and the marine sports community to be well-adept, experienced and highly skilled in various marine sports and aquatic activities, performed

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Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

Megan Melgaard has been working with an amazing boy who suffered a massive brain hemorrhage at the age of 8. His remarkable story - in and out of the water - is one of courage and a fire within his soul supported by his family and friends. After young Will Penn experienced a significant brain hemorrhage and stroke, he had immediate craniotomy surgery.

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10,000 Good Reasons To Swim In Poland

The stars are out for the BCT Gdynia Marathon in Poland with US$10,000 on the line for the first-place male and female finishers with a total pool of prizes amounts to US$28,000. Lead by Olympic marathon swimming gold medalist Eva Risztov of Hungary, the women's field includes 2 Olympic marathon swimmers, FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup winners, FINA

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