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Navy Divers And Their Pod Of Dolphins

Courtesy of Ramon Mercado from Stevensville, Montana. Ramon Mercado [shown below] tells of a tradition for U.S. Navy divers to get the tattoo [shown above] after they complete their arduous training. The tattoo represents a pod of dolphins for protection in the water...similar to open water swimmers being Walkerized in the presence of sharks. Copyright

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What Is A Speedo Streaker?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A Speedo streaker is an individual - male or female - who walks or runs nonchalantly through public areas dressed solely in swim briefs or jammers (for men) or a swimsuit that does not extend past the groin or shoulders (for women). These public areas are typically not traversed by individuals in swimming

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6 Down, 1 To Go For Adam Walker

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. He almost made it look easy and he certainly made it look fun. Adam Walker completed the Cook Strait in 8 hours 36 minutes yesterday, completing six out of seven channels of the Oceans Seven. "I swam with dolphins for over an hour," reports Walker from New Zealand. "I think they were protecting me from a

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Bold & Beautiful Is Both

The Australian pod started with 2 friends and has rapidly grown to over 6,000 members. "We now have 100-150 swimmers every weekday and 200-300 swimmers on most Saturdays and Sundays," explains Stephen Coulter about the brainchild of Julie Isbill. There are no fees to join - it is totally free. Sponsors provide the pink bathing caps the Bold and

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Parenting In The Open Water – Part 1

Parenting is a joy as much as it can be challenge. But parenting of an open water swimmer takes on special meanings for parents who are experienced in open water swimming and, especially, those who are not. The veteran swimmer, as both an athlete and parent, knows intimately well the joys and challenges of the sport. They know on a profound level what

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100 x 100s In The Ocean Déjà Vu

The Oak Streeters are at it again. In the same holiday season where hundreds of pods of swimmers complete their annual 100 x 100s in pools across the world, the Oak Streeters, a pod of open water swimmers in Laguna Beach, California, will do another set of 100 x 100s open water style this Saturday. Instead of doing one hundred one hundreds in a

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100 x 100s Open Water Style

In the same holiday season where hundreds of pods of swimmers are doing their annual 100 x 100s in pools across the world, the Oak Streeters, a pod of open water swimmers in Laguna Beach, California, is set to do their 100 x 100s open water style this year. Instead of doing one hundred one hundreds in a flat-water, warm-water, chlorinated setting while

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