Tag: Ricardo Valdivia

Youthful Trends In Swim Miami

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Around the world, the podium places at major open water swimming competitions are usually dominated by 20-somethings, 30-somethings and sometimes even 40-somethings. The combination of strength and savvy, speed and stamina in young mature adults are simply too much for teenagers to overcome. But not at

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Racing Ricardo Is Rough

Courtesy of Herald Tribune. 50-year-old Ricardo Valdivia of the Gulliver Swim Club in Miami handily won the inaugural 7-mile Swim Around Lido Key in Florida in 2 hours 27 minutes. Two minutes back was 16-year-old Fitzhugh Rawls in 2:29.37 while 28-year-old Heather Roka was the first overall female in 2:50.23. Photos by Carla Varisco are here. Top 25

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Get AMPED! South Florida

The first-ever GET AMPED! South Florida 1.5-mile open water swim was held today helping GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) amplify the voice of the LGBT community supporting equal rights. The event was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where 35 swimmers raised money for the cause bringing together athletes, advocates residents, visitors and

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