Tag: Nataliya Fatyanova

Who Will Usher In The New Year?

Who Will Usher In The New Year? Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back on January 1st this year, the following swimmers helped usher in the New Year: 2014 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Henri Kaarma of Estonia [shown above]. 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Dr. Nataliya Fatyanova of Russia [shown above]. 2014

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The Doctors Are In

Photo of Dr. Irina Zhidkova [on left] with Dr. Nataliya Fatyanova [on right] strategizing onboard the Russian hospital ship Irtysh en route to Alaska during the 6-day Bering Strait Swim. Photo courtesy of Nuala Moore . Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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The Joy Of Yrjö-Koskinen Mariia

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yrjö-Koskinen Mariia of Finland loves the cold water; the colder, the better. The whiter the conditions are, the wider her smile becomes. "You feel so wonderful in the water and even better when you get out with all the endorphins," explains the chairperson of the International Winter Swimming Association

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