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Have Fun, Be Safe, Live The Adventure

Have Fun, Be Safe, Live The Adventure Courtesy of World Open Water Swimming Association, Huntington Beach, California. San Francisco open water swimmer Jamie Patrick accepted his 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year award on the Queen Mary at the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference. His words ring as true today as they did when he spoke

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Swimming In Sharky Waters

Swimming In Sharky Waters Courtesy of WOWSA, Magnetic Island, Australia. Shelley Taylor-Smith swam 90 km from 90 km , Australia partly in a shark cage in January 1995 (see the dramatic footage here). She said, "I don't think I'm the one that broke the record. I think the whole crew did it today. I had such wonderful people out there. That just kept me

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Penny Palfrey Part 2

Penny Palfrey Part 2 Courtesy of WOWSA, Kaieiewaho Channel, Hawaii. Seven years ago this month, Australian Penny Palfrey attempted a solo 115.8 km crossing of the Kaieiewaho Channel between the islands of Kauai and Oahu. It was her second attempt, starting from Ka'ena Point on Oahu with plans to finish on Kauai's Nawiliwili harbor. On her first

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