Tag: Mike Miller

Swimming In Beautiful Country

Courtesy of END-WET, down the Red River from North Dakota to Minnesota. "I loved Grand Forks and the Red River swim itself," describes Honolulu resident Michael Miller about the 2014 END-WET swim that he completed in 9 hours 34 minutes. "What I didn't expect was how much one has to go through to even just go for a swim. Even during nice days, one cannot

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END-WET Begins And Ends Today

Photo of Darren Miller in the 2012 END-WET race. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michael Miller from Honolulu, Hawaii has completed swims all over the world. From his local swims on Oahu to the Molokai Channel and Maui Channel to others ranging from the English Channel and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim as well as the Ederle

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When Sharks Are Spotted

We posted an article on the concept of Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted (here). Triple Crowner Mike Miller of Hawaii explains his own perspective of the options to fight or flight...or freeze vis-a-vis apex predators. "Our response isn't about the shark. Rather, it is about ourselves. A shark encounter could be substituted with

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Parenting In The Open Water – Part 1

Parenting is a joy as much as it can be challenge. But parenting of an open water swimmer takes on special meanings for parents who are experienced in open water swimming and, especially, those who are not. The veteran swimmer, as both an athlete and parent, knows intimately well the joys and challenges of the sport. They know on a profound level what

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Swimming Safely With Thoughts Of Sharks

Jellyfish, currents, cold water, sea snakes, lightning, large waves...nothing strikes more fear in the hearts of open water swimmers than sharks. A fin in the water is a scene that open water swimmers dread. A dark body cruising stealthily under the water is even a worse nightmare come true. But a streamlined silhouette screaming up from the depths is the

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