Tag: Neil van der Byl

The Family Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of the WOWSA, Open Water Swimming Magazine, Huntington Beach, California. The June issue of the Open Water Swimming Magazine has lots of articles on how families come together in the sport of open water swimming. Husbands, wives, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters all coming together in open water swimming venues around the

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Swim Long Beach Have Serious Fun

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the not always appreciated differences between the English Channel in Europe and the Catalina Channel in California is the support generated by the local communities. While hundreds of locals and near-locals have either attempted or completed an English Channel solo swim or participated in a relay,

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Swim Support In Southern California

Catalina Channel record holder (Catalina Island to mainland) Grace van der Byl and her kayaking husband Neil run the Southern California Open-water Swim Support for interested open water swimmers and triathletes. The Southern California Open-water Swim Support (for crew / kayakers) is posted here. For swimmers who are interested in kayaking support across

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