Tag: Samuel de Bona

Rei E Rainha Do Mar Kicks Off In 2015

Photos courtesy of Soraya Siviero at the Rei e Rainha do Mar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Text courtesy of Vanessa Siviero. Sunday opens the first stage of the Circuito Rei e Rainha do Mar (King and Queen of the Sea) 2015 on Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The largest festival of beach sports in Brazil, the series is part of the World Open Water

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Who Said Those Swimming Quotes?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Answers are below: 1. Just keep swimming. A. Freda Streeter at Dover, England B. Ned Denison during Cork Distance Week in Ireland C. Dory in Finding Nemo (movie) 2. I swim as fast and as hard as I can for as long as I can. A. Richard Weinberger at the FINA World Championships B. Trent Grimsey standing on

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Open Water Swimming Predictions For 2014

As the sport of open water swimming continues to grow exponentially in all corners of the globe, it is always fun to gaze into the crystal ball and guess what might happen over the next year. Here are some of our guesses for 2014: 1. The presence and continued development of Olympic champion Ous Mellouli will push the bar of men's elite open water swimming

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Up To A Million Eyes On The Water

Yasunari Hirai of Japan (left), Xavier Desharnais of Canada (middle) and Samuel de Bona of Brazil (right) may be swimming again come 2016 if they qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games marathon swim. As the excitement builds, locals are estimating that the spectators on Copacabana Beach may be north of 300,000 people and possibly as high as 500,000

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