Tag: river swimming

Cat Wins Swim Around Manhattan Island

Cat Wins Swim Around Manhattan Island Courtesy of New York Open Water, Manhattan Island, New York. Catherine Breed is a former world-class freestyler in the pool.  This year, she has effectively transitioned very smoothly to channel swimming (North Channel), bay swimming (San Francisco Bay), lake swimming (Lake Berryessa), and now river swimming (20 Bridges

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Swimmer Found

Swimmer Found Courtesy of CBS New York from the Hudson River and the The News & Observer in Durham, North Carolina. Services to honor and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Charles Michael van der Horst (January 4th 1952 - June 14th 2019) were held today in Durham, North Carolina.  A casket with meaningful reminders from his life were buried at the

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Swimmer Lost

Swimmer Lost Courtesy of WOWSA, Hudson River, New York After enjoying a remarkable first five days in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the worst possible scenario occurred towards the end of Stage 6, known as The Palisades. The Palisades is a 25.2 km stretch in the Hudson River from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge. Rondi Davies

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Batchelder Bests The Beast

Batchelder Bests The Beast Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water. Stage 5 - known as The Beast - of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim lived up to its name.  Usually the toughest stage of the 193 km event, conditions during The Beast were overcast and rainy with cooler air temperatures of 57-60°F throughout today. Downpours arrived soon

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