Tag: Rick Walker

Anup Itwar Working Wonders

Anup Itwar Working Wonders Courtesy of WOWSA, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The Flowers Sea Swim is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.  The beautiful venue of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman, the hospitality of the volunteer crew, the charity events surrounding the event, the $100,000 worth of prizes and awards given out to the participants are

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Helping With Hydration

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We are always touched by the camaraderie shown by open water swimmers. In this photo by Dr. Jim Miller of the action at the feeding station during the 2009 women's 25 km world championship race, the legendary swimmer Fran Crippen is shown holding a feeding stick to provide hydration to teammate Eva Fabian.

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Hydration Helpings

Coach Rick Walker tells of the time he was on a feeding station at a FINA World Championship event. A swimmer from Guyana swam by the feeding station without stopping or receiving hydration. The next time the swimmer passed, Walker extended his feeding stick to the swimmer who was surprised, smiled broadly, drank quickly, and waved in appreciation as he

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Salukis Swimming Fun

We have traveled frequently with Egyptian Olympic coach, FINA official and long-time USA Swimming national team coach Rick Walker. He is an intense as he is comic. He is as organized as he is flexible. He is as compassionate as he is motivational. A former collegiate swimmer in Texas, he has led the Southern Illinois University Salukis for 27 years,

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Swimming With The Sharks On Saturdays

Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters Swimming holds its Open Water Saturday workouts throughout the year at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota on the west coast of Florida. Open Water Saturdays is an official U.S. Master Swimming team-sanctioned workout where swimmers of all levels are welcome to the group swim. Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches

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