Tag: Roger Finch

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

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To Swim Into History With A Smile

Courtesy of Universal Channel, Character Uncovered, South Africa. There is an undeniable, endless joy that emanates from deep within the soul of Roger Finch as he journeys on his globe-trotting mission of open water swimming, crewing and volunteering. Universal Channel captured his joy so well in this advertisements: * The Ocean Is Alive * Night

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Gentlemen And Giants Of The Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gregg Bolsinger completed an 11 hour 22 minute crossing of the English Channel in 2014. The 54-year-old attorney from Cincinnati, Ohio went back to the English Channel again this summer to attempt a two-way crossing. What happened was something more profoundly special. it's another example of the open

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Swimming The Catalina Channel At Night

Courtesy of Jim Clifford who became history's oldest person to swim across the Catalina Channel. Around midnight on September 28th, I stepped off the beach at Catalina Island and entered the ocean on one of the darkest nights imaginable. There was only a sliver of moon visible and no light pollution from the island or mainland California. I had heard

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