Tag: Mother Nature

The Duality Of Open Water Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On the weekends, open water swimmers do the unprecedented and the unusual: they swim against currents, face sharks, swim up and down massive ocean swells. Yet on weekdays, they return to their cubicles, offices and desks like white-collar employees around the world. They are outwardly mild-mannered

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The Future Is Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We watched the video below, produced by C.G. P. Grey, and were stunned. We asked ourselves: "In a future world where automation and bots remove the need for human labor, what is left for the human population to do?" If humans are not needed for transportation, food production or preparation,

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Swimming On An infinitesimal Scale

Courtesy of WOWSA, swimming backstroke looking up towards the sky in Huntington Beach, California. When we swim in ocean and the swell are large and the shoreline is unseen in the distance, it is easy to feel how infinitesimally small humans are in the grand scheme of Mother Nature. In an office, in school or at home, we view the world on a human scale.

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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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