Tag: Phillip Ryan

Swimming The Apolima Strait In Samoa

Courtesy of Samoa Events, Samoa. The Apolima Strait is 13.9 miles (22.3 km) wide and separates the two largest islands of Samoa: the island of Savai'i and Upolu. The primary means of transport between the two islands are passenger and vehicle ferries that take 90 minutes across the strait and are operated by the Samoa government. But some individuals

Read More

Nathan Capps Win Over Phillip Ryan

Courtesy of Heidi Wood, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. The penultimate round of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series took place under sunny conditions at Main Beach, Mount Maunganui with over 1,050 athletes flocking to the Mount for the Sand to Surf event. Nathan Capp (27:56) won the 2.6 km ‘I’m Going Long’ swim. Phillip Ryan and Michael Sheil finished

Read More

Yasunari Hirai Goes 2 For 2 In Auckland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Japanese Olympian Yasunari Hirai is 2 for 2 at the State Ocean Swim Series in New Zealand. He won the State Harbour Crossing leg in Auckland, a 2.9 km race from Bayswater to the Viaduct, in a close race over George O'Brien with Phillip Ryan a mere two seconds behind in third. Hirai had earlier won the

Read More

Can Anyone Win Twice?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the best open water swimmers Down Under heading into the penultimate round of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series at Mt Maunganui this Saturday. There have been different race winners in each of the four events so far this season in both the women's and men's series.

Read More