Tag: Sally Minty-Gravett

Surfer’s Ear With Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In Southern California among its surfing population, a number of surfers and open water swimmers have surfer's ear. Surfer's ear is the common name for abnormal bone growth within the ear canal. See here. Most open water swimmers avoid getting surfer's ear, but not without protection. Sally Minty-Gravett

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When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June 12th 1999 race: *5-time winner and 7-time world professional marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith was serving as a partner swimmer for

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Entering The Golden Age Of Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After looking back on her 27-year career as an open water swimmer, Japan's Yuko Matsuzaki is not even halfway done. The 52-year-old spent decades competing on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, racing in Italy, Argentina, Serbia, Brazil, Greece, Bermuda, the United States, and Canada.

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A Quartet Of Heroes and Heroines

A Quartet Of Heroes And Heroines Courtesy of WOWSA, Isle of Bute. Michael Read, Sally Minty-Gravett, Kevin Murphy and Tom Watch participated in a wonderfully inspirational panel discussion about their swims across the English Channel at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference today on the Isle of Bute. The quartet talked about their most difficult

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Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is our guess that many veteran open water swimmers have either swum this equivalent or are really close. Swimmers like Jim McConica (USA), Sally

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France Rounds Jersey

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The day before Michelle Macy set a new record for the Round Jersey solo circumnavigation swim under great conditions, Emma France from Guildford in the UK was not so fortunate. But the outcome was the same: success. France knows what marathon swimming is all about; she understands the ebbs and flows of

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