Tag: Michelle Macy

From Shore To Shore Across The Atlantic

From Shore To Shore Across The Atlantic Courtesy of WOWSA, Atlantic Ocean. 46-year-old Mark Pollard from London was part of an English Channel relay in 2010. The 12 hour 37 minute minute crossing planted a seed in his mind. A really big seed. But Polland's goal needed time and years of swimming to percolate. His first crossed the 14.4 km Strait of

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The New Stillwater 8

The New Stillwater 8 Courtesy of Michelle Macy, Portland, USA. Oceans Seven swimmer and Hall of Famer Michelle Macy announced the new and improved Stillwater 8. Macy first announced the solo marathon swimming challenge across 8 different lakes around the world in 2011. With the input and advice of Evan Morrison and other marathon swimmers, she revised

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Treasured Towel Of Talent

Treasured Towel Of Talent Courtesy of Ned Denison, English Channel. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Michelle Macy was in Dover this weekend. She noticed that Bel Lavers was sitting on a towel with her name on it. She wondered who made the towels. The ubiquitous Ned Denison answered, "The towel lists all the swimmers who

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Multi-tasking Marathoner

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ned Denison is renowned for juggling several things on his plate as he continues to swim around the world. Organizing the Cork Distance Week, working in the IT industry, training, ice swimming, marathon swimming, prison island swimming, Triple Crowning, networking, and introducing many to the wonders of the

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The Success Of Failure In The Open Water

Courtesy of Katie Benoit, recently emerged from the North Channel. The sport of open water swimming is inherently risky. There is always a possibility that one's goals will not be achieved due to the tempestuous Mother Nature in the form of winds and tides or marine life in the form of gelatinous invertebrates. While the social media enables successes to

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