Tag: Railroading

Railroading In The Ocean

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Big, smooth displacements of water in the ocean - the rhythmic movement of ocean swells - can be used to your advantage while swimming in the coastal open water locations. Railroading is when a swimmer uses the power of large wind-generated waves or ocean swells to push them forward as they swim towards

Read More

Seaside Sights We Love To See

A channel swimmer struggling onto shore... ...a close race among open water swimmers in a photo finish. ...two competitors simultaneously body surfing down a huge wave to close out a race. ...an ocean swimmer railroading down massive swells far from land. ...a whale breaching in the ocean. ...a perfect hand-off of hydration between coach on a feeding

Read More

Railroading In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Big, smooth displacements of water in the ocean - the rhythmic movement of ocean swells - can be used to your advantage while swimming in the coastal open water locations. Railroading is when a swimmer uses the power of large wind-generated waves or ocean swells to push them forward as they swim towards

Read More

Open Water Swimming Tactics And Moves

Open Water Swimming Moves and Tactics Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the difference between the racing tactics and mindset used at the highest levels by Olympic and professional marathon swimmers and other open water swimmers? Nothing, if the amateur swimmers are competitive and seek every tactical advantage in an open water

Read More

Railroading In The Open Water

Railroading...Ky Hurst does it as well as anyone on Earth. Gerry Rodrigues uses it to his advantage every time there are ocean swells, large or small. Penny Palfrey does it as second nature on her crossings. Julie Bradshaw does it butterfly. FINA World Cup champion Chad Ho is an absolute master of it.Railroading (verb): To use the power of ocean swells

Read More