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Things We Ponder In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The use of swim streamers in channel swims and marathon swims has been debated by a few. But, at the heart of the debate, we wonder, "What is really the practical difference between a channel swimmer who uses a swim streamer and a channel swimmer who swims between two kayakers or between a kayaker and a

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Swimming Sherpas In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pace swimmers, escort swimmers, pacemaker, support swimmer are swimmers who swim alongside another swimmer, either in workout or during a solo swim. A pace swimmer creates an ambiance of support and camaraderie in the water while swimming. The solo swimmer can feel connected with their pace swimmer because

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Some Channel Swimmers Have Pacemakers

Sometimes a swim buddy truly lives up to the name.A pacemaker (or pace swimmer) is an individual who swims alongside or near a channel swimmer or marathon swimmer to protect, pace or accompany the swimmer. There are specific rules that apply to the number, time and time of duration for the pacemakers by the channel swimming organizations and governing

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