Tag: Pam Lazzarotto

The Old And New Of Swimming

The Old And New Of Swimming Courtesy of Pam Lazzarotto, Seal Beach, California. Older masters swimmers and veteran open water swimmers remember the days before GPS and gel packs, before polarized goggles and pull buoys or training fins of all sizes and shapes. They trained for hours without hydration or digital pace clocks. They swam for hours without

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Women In The Open Water

Women In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pam Lazzarotto is a lifelong swimmer.  Originally from Canada, she specialized in butterfly as a former world-class swimmer from Toronto and later at the University of Arizona. Throughout her 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's, she has remained involved in swimming as a masters competitor,

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History’s Hardest Swimming Workouts

Some benefits of writing for the Daily News of Open Water Swimming and the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine is talking with some of history's greatest open water swimmers. In the course of these conversations, these luminaries in the sport have discussed their hardest pool and open water swimming workouts over the course of their careers. "I have

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Blood In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When blood and the ocean, that is when most swimmers want to get out of the open water. Fearful of a shark frenzy or at the least a shark encounter of the most unpleasant kind, swimmers know that blood can attract sharks. George Burgess, Director of the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum

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Hockey Helps In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lifelong swimmer Pam Lazzarotto often encounters the frustration of foggy goggles. Living in a small town in Canada in the middle of winter, she is surrounded by ice hockey fans and few swim shops. So the Canadian swimmer turns to Elite Hockey PROCLEAR 77 Anti-Fog spray. "I use it everyday. One day last

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Using Legs In The Open Water

Using Legs In The Open Water Courtesy of Pam Lazzarotto. It is true that most open water swimmers don’t use their legs much. It makes sense because not using your legs burns less energy. When it comes down to shorter open water races or just training in the open water, you’ll be happy if you have strong legs to ‘kick it in’ and give you that extra

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The Aart Of Success

Research has shown that keeping active, being creative, and doing things that you love leads to a healthy, fulfilling, long life. And if research needs any shining example of its conclusions, scientists need not look any further than Aart Looye in western Canada. The 69-year-old swimming coach, born in the Netherlands, not only leads is president of

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