Tag: President Obama

American Presidents In The Open Water

American Presidents In The Open Water Photo of President John Kennedy and First Lady courtesy of Jacques Lowe, an internationally renowned photographer and photojournalist who chronicled the presidential campaign and presidency of John Kennedy. Today marked the 56th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. This unfortunate historical fact

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Crimson Elite Swimming Opportunity

Crimson Elite Swimming Opportunity Courtesy of WOWSA, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the decades, there have been many swimmers who have studied at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From Olympic medalists Bobby Hackett, David Berkoff and Neville Hayes to world open water swimming champions Alex Meyer and Steven Munatones, and United States

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A Changing Of The Guard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With President-elect Donald Trump taking control of the U.S. federal government in a week, this photo showing Alex Meyer with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden is fitting. Both Meyer, President Obama and Vice President Biden are leaving their respective worlds. While the politicians

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Trump versus Clinton, Part 3 Of 3

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With American presidential debate #3 pitting Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton scheduled tonight in Las Vegas, many Americans will be riveted to their television sets, smart phones and computers being entertained, intrigued, upset and/or disappointed. Monica Akhtar from The Washington Post created this

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If She Can Do It, We Can Do It

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During the historic meeting between Cuban President Raúl Castro and President Barack Obama in Cuba, President Castro mentioned Diana Nyad's swim across the Straits of Florida between Cuba and the United States. He mentioned that her fifth attempt to swam from Cuba to Florida should serve as an allegory for

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The Audacity Of Hope

It has been many years since an American president has congratulated an open water swimmer. President Reagan, himself a former swimmer and lifeguard, was extremely complimentary to Lynne Cox after her swim between Russia and Alaska in 1987. And President Obama, a decent body surfer who is comfortable in the ocean due to his upbringing in Hawaii, was one

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Big Shoulders

When we saw this recent t-shirt with the likeness of President Nelson Mandela, it brought memories of the controversial President Obama t-shirts of the 2008 Big Shoulders event in Chicago. Prior to 2008, controversies in open water swimming tended to center itself over drug testing, high-tech suits, and length of feeding sticks. Now controversies in

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