Tag: Philip Rush

You Are A Newbie Swimmer If…

You know you are part of an emerging global force of swimmers if you... 1. first learned of open water swimming through Facebook or Twitter 2. bought your first pair of goggles and they were polarized 2. use the term hypoxic instead of lungbusters 3. have 3 different types of hand paddles, pull buoys and kickboards 5. measure time through your iPhone and

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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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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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Darren Miller’s Rock Solid Six Pack

With his crossing of the Cook Strait last week, Darren Miller has accomplished six of the seven channels of the Oceans Seven challenge. His 10 hour 42 minute crossing was done stroke for stroke - with a few loops thrown in for warmth - together with Craig Lenning who is also climbing the charts of the Oceans Seven with five channels etched on his

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Marathon Swimming Is A Global Phenomena

In the Marathon Swimmers Forum, Evan Morrison of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association analyzed the opinions and survey results of 175 former, current or aspiring marathon swimmers from around the world. His expert analyses and presentation of the data are posted here. It was very interesting snapshot of the community that is estimated to include

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Jammin’ Fast In The Open Water

In the Marathon Swimmers Forum, Evan Morrison of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association analyzed the opinions of 175 former, current or aspiring marathon swimmers from around the world. His comprehensive analyses are posted here. Those 175 opinions present a very interesting snapshot of the community that includes at least 710 channel swimmers and

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