Tag: Philip Rush

Heck Of A Swim By Tom In The Cook Strait

Tom Hecker, the co-chairman of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club, completed his fourth channel of the Oceans Seven when he crossed the Cook Strait in 10 hours 36 minutes. Guided by the legendary Philip Rush, the popular, ever-optimistic 59-year-old marathon swimmer became the oldest person to successful swim in the notoriously rough and cold waters between the

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Turning Over In The Open Water

Open Water Source has observed over the years how the fastest and the most accomplished open water swimmers have a relatively fast arm stroke turnover. Their turnover ranges from 73 strokes per minute for Philip Rush for over 28 hours in his English Channel three-way swim and Penny Dean's spm pace in the mid-80s during her channel records swims to 97 for

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Thrice As Nice In The English Channel

Australian John Van Wisse will be attempting a triple crossing of the English Channel soon, depending on the weather, as he tries to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Jon Erikson, Alison Streeter and Philip Rush.Piloted by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame pilot Michael Oram, everything has got to go right physiologically, psychologically

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Buenos Días Swimmers In Baja California

Simon Murie, founder of SwimTrek teamed up with Gary Emich, known as Mr. Alcatraz, down south in the tropically warm waters of Baja California for a new SwimTrek in Mexico."Based in the tranquil and stunning Sea of Cortez off Baja's eastern coast, this trip is bound to be one of our most popular.""Each day, we swim underneath rocky cliffs, past beautiful

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