Tag: Mother Nature

The Future Of Vertical Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the coolest things in open water swimming is finishing a swim by catching a towering ocean swell, skimming down its face, and bodysurfing to shore. There is a thrill in sprinting to be picked up by the energy of the wave, being thrush forward by its motion, falling forward as the wave breaks, and

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Flying around Shark Point

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Cape St. Francis is located on a headland in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Near the scenes shot for the renowned surfing movie, The Endless Summer, Cape St. Francis is known as one of the world's best surfing locations with ocean swells year round. What is outstanding from a surfer's

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The Sport Of Open Water Swimming

A sport unlike any other Beyond the shoreline Expecting the unexpected Aquatic adventures unrivaled Open water swimming unveiled Among waves, winds and whitecaps Unsurpassed courage and tenacity By people of all ages and abilities Oceans, lakes, rivers, and bays Tranquil and turbulent, wild and wavy Men and women versus Mother Nature Reversing themselves

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Why People Lie In The Open Water

The thing we greatly appreciate and respect about open water swimmers is their integrity. There is no wiggle room in the sport; there are no shortcuts. Swimmers face Mother Nature head-on. They traverse from one shore to the shore; they swim around the buoys; they cannot avoid oncoming currents or punishing waves. Open water swimming is a simple sport

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Nothing Is Guaranteed In The Open Water

After reading a variety of analyses and comments on the 2013 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim where fewer than half of the swimmers finished (read one comprehensive example here on Freshwater Swimmer), it is clear how advanced the sport of open water swimming has become. Every year, NYC Swim conducts careful analyses of the tides around Manhattan Island and

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Filming Footage On The High Seas

Nick Gismondi of NBC/Universal and Adam Cook and Gina Maria Allen of PostModern Productions were on Swim22's Mother Ship.On Swim22's four-way Catalina Channel crossing, the filmmaking trio brought a ton of equipment including an underwater camera housing unit, a 12-foot jib to take unique camera angles of the swimmers in the water and a red-rock adapter

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