Tag: Ray Gandy

At 50, Ray Gandy Tries For 50

Ray Gandy, a two-time member of the 24-hour club nearly completed his 50-mile two-way crossing between Newport, Vermont in America and Magog, Quebec in Canada this weekend. An unexpected, violent, spot storm hit Gandy and his escort team without warning, with gale force winds and lightning less than 4 miles from Gandy’s unprecedented attempt to be the first

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Is 50 The New 20 In Open Water Swimming?

Years ago (i.e., in the 20th century), it seemed as if sub-60˚F (15°C) was considered cold. Then swimmers kept pushing the bar and swims in sub-50˚F (10°C) waters were considered cold. Swimmers in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Ireland, Melbourne, New York and San Francisco led the way and kept pushing each other. Now, in the early years of the 21st

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