Tag: Naples Island

Sights From The Naples Island Swim

Fans along the Naples Island swim course, cheering from a gondola. Brian Anderson cheering along the course. Beach start of the 3-mile Naples Island Swim. Lead paddler Hank Wise. Lead paddler Hank Wise with 3-mile winner Ryan Bullock. Lead paddler Hank Wise with 3-mile winner Ryan Bullock. Outrigger paddlers cheering on the 3-milers. Homeowners and boat

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Safe Swimming Suggestions

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Olympians Janet Evans, Jason Lezak, Chloe Sutton, Rowdy Gaines, Anthony Ervin, and Jessica Hardy were in Long Beach, California today giving advice on how to be safe around the water. With a collective 20 Olympic medals and 38 world records between them, they all had fantastically interesting tidbits of

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Using Legs In The Open Water

Using Legs In The Open Water Courtesy of Pam Lazzarotto. It is true that most open water swimmers don’t use their legs much. It makes sense because not using your legs burns less energy. When it comes down to shorter open water races or just training in the open water, you’ll be happy if you have strong legs to ‘kick it in’ and give you that extra

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Dan O’Connor Radiating Heat

Dan O'Connor is used to swimming in warm water, very warm water. So when he joined his teammates and friends swimming around Naples Island in Long Beach, California for his first (relatively) cold water swim, he was uncomfortable. As soon as he got out of the water, he dried off and immediately laid down on the warm sand that had been heating up the

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Going On A Twofer Swim

A twofer swim is when two people swim together shoulder-to-shoulder in the open water, usually comfortably going at the same pace for the entire swim or extended periods. A twofer swim can also refer to two swimmers swimming at the same time and at the same pace during an open water swim using the same kayaker or paddler. It can also refer to two

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