Tag: navigational IQ

Danika Thompson, Water Woman Wins

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Danika Thompson may not view herself as a pure swimmer, but she is certainly a water woman. The 22-year-old lifeguard and former water polo player from San Clemente, California surfs, competes in paddle boarding both SUP and 10'6" prone paddling, surf skis, and does biathlons and lifeguard competitions in

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Competitive Awareness In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we watch the great athletes in the sport of open water swimming in the water, we easily sense their high degree of awareness that these athletes possess about conditions, currents and competition. It is almost magically how sensitive, strategic and smart they are in the open water. Athletes like Petar

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Calm, Cool And Collected Charles

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is always a joy to see the very best in any sport perform. In the heat of the game, they can remain cool, calm and collected. Which is what former world champion Charles 'Chip' Peterson is known for. Watching this talented and intelligent young man compete is always humbling and educational. His

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