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The Law Of The Jungle In The Open Water

The Law Of The Jungle In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "When I think of successful ice swims, stage swims, marathon swims, and channel swims - and even DNF's, it reminds me of British Rudyard Kipling's poem The Law for the Wolves," commented Steven Munatones. "Specifically, the lines, 'For the strength of the Pack is the

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Where To Swim In A Pack?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When there is a pack of swimmers, where should you swim? If you breathe primarily to the right, you want the pack on your right as you draft and sight off the lead swimmers. If you breathe primarily to the left, you want the pack on your left as you draft and sight off the lead swimmers. If you breathe

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Hit, Bruised, Red, Swollen And Smiling

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimming in close proximity to a pack in large bodies of water: such is the nature of competitive open water swimming. When large packs of swimmers start together, go around a turn buoy together, or unintentionally swim into each other, there are always potential and elements of physicality. No harm

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What If? Lexie Kelly

We asked professional marathon swimmer Lexie Kelly from Long Beach, California a series of "What if?" questions. Here are her answers: Daily News of Open Water Swimming: What if you saw a shark underneath you at an ocean swim? What would you do? Lexie Kelly: I would get out immediately and probably have trouble getting back in the ocean for a while. I

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