Tag: Melissa Cunningham

Swimming In Sharky Waters

Swimming In Sharky Waters Courtesy of WOWSA, Magnetic Island, Australia. Shelley Taylor-Smith swam 90 km from 90 km , Australia partly in a shark cage in January 1995 (see the dramatic footage here). She said, "I don't think I'm the one that broke the record. I think the whole crew did it today. I had such wonderful people out there. That just kept me

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For The Love And Passion Of The Sport

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Melissa Cunningham has a soft touch and a hard side. As one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate FINA Athlete Representatives in open water swimming history, Cunningham was always there for her fellow athletes. She knows their stresses and strains, their goals and obstacles. She was always

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Fun Facts For Freestylers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. June 3rd, today, is a day when both champions from the 1994 FINA World Championships 25 km swim were born. Melissa Cunningham of Australia was born in 1974 and Greg Streppel of Canada was born in 1968. Both were passionate and personable; intense and intelligent. They both worked long hours to develop

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