Tag: Paul Asmuth

Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is our guess that many veteran open water swimmers have either swum this equivalent or are really close. Swimmers like Jim McConica (USA), Sally

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Are You Ready For The Open Water?

"All things are ready, if our minds be so," wrote Shakespeare in Henry V. The same can be said for open water swimming especially if one's preparation is optimized. But competitive swimmers, solo swimmers, newbies, and ice swimmers can face different issues. While athletes like Petar Stoychev, Greta Andersen, Paul Asmuth, and Shelley Taylor-Smith competed

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What A Year Doug Northway Had In 1984

What A Year Doug Northway Had In 1984 Courtesy of WOWSA, lac St-Jean, Canada. In the previous Daily News of Open Water Swimming article about Lover's Beach in Mexico, the field in the 24-mile race around Cabo San Lucus included the famed 3-way English Channel swimmer Philip Rush of New Zealand, one of the most prolific marathon swimmers of all time Claudio

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Falling In Love With The Ocean

Decades ago, there was a professional marathon swim in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that attracted the world's best of that era: Philip Rush, Claudio Plit, Paul Asmuth, Doug Northway, Monique Wildschut...the who's who gathered in the tropical blue waters of the tip of Baja California for a tough 24-mile ocean competition. As the field passed the Arch and majestic

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Where Are They Now? Paul Asmuth

Paul Asmuth has seen it all in the open water, from local swims in Lake Berryesa and masters world championships to professional marathon swims, solo swims and English Channel crossings. Over the years, he has served as a coach and administrator, fashioning USA Swimming's national open water swimming community, strategies and action plans. But the former

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