Tag: Michael Read

A Quartet Of Heroes and Heroines

A Quartet Of Heroes And Heroines Courtesy of WOWSA, Isle of Bute. Michael Read, Sally Minty-Gravett, Kevin Murphy and Tom Watch participated in a wonderfully inspirational panel discussion about their swims across the English Channel at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference today on the Isle of Bute. The quartet talked about their most difficult

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Michael Read’s Remembers The Channel

At the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland, old friends Harry Huffaker of Idaho and Michael Read MBE of England were able to catch up on old times and reminiscence about their open water swims of the previous century. Read described a number of interesting experiences in the English Channel and other locations, from eating and

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Anna Wardley Wants To Make It A Quartet

Anna Wardley will attempt to become the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight, the largest island of England. It is located in the English Channel and separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The Island has many resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times. The following individuals have completed an island

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We Are Swimming In An Era Of Greatness

Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11, passed away on Saturday. An estimated 600 million people watched the Navy pilot set foot on the moon in 1969 and heard him utter his most famous statement, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind" when he stepped off of his lunar module onto the moon. The humble American astronaut was never

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