Tag: Nino Fazio

Striving In The Strait Of Messina

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dashing British billionaire Richard Branson and popular American actor Adrian Grenier will attempt to cross the 3.2 km Strait of Messina in a charity tandem swim. Branson, visionary behind the Virgin brand, and Grenier, an actor best known for Entourage and The Devil Wears Prada, will attempt the crossing

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30 Years Ago In Sicily

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nino Fazio, the Italian stalwart in the Strait of Messina community, and Christof Wandratsch, the German stalwart in the ice swimming community, first met in the Strait of Messina in 1986. "It was my first time ever in the Strait when I met Christof. Then I met him a few years later in Cefalù and other

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Are Open Water Swimmers Watermen?

To answer that question, we first must understand what is a waterman, a term used frequently in the surfing world? Watermen - or its feminine equivalent, waterwomen - are individuals who are considered by their peers and the marine sports community to be well-adept, experienced and highly skilled in various marine sports and aquatic activities, performed

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Swimming Against The Tide

Successfully swimming across the Strait of Messina requires an experienced escort pilot. Choose the wrong time and life swimming in the narrow waterway between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Calabria in southern Italy can be extraordinarily difficult. The strait is characterized by strong tidal currents that requires expertise and

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