Tag: Santa Monica Beach

Swimming In South Bay + Santa Monica

Swimming In South Bay + Santa Monica Courtesy of WOWSA, South Bay, Los Angeles, California. The South Bay stretches along the southern shores of Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. With over 4.6 million people - and tens of thousands of daily beach visitors - all living and working within several kilometers of its wide beaches, it is no wonder that there is a

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Sun’s Coming Up, Better Get In

Courtesy of WOWSA, Tower 26 workout on Santa Monica Beach, California with Amy Dantzler [smiling above]. How many times have you seen swimmers get up early for a morning practice, rubbing their eyes and moving slowly before getting in the water...and then smiling widely after getting out? So many swimmers move a lot faster and think a lot more positively

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Technical Tips With Tower 26

Part 3 of a series on Tower 26 ocean swimming workouts is courtesy of WOWSA. Early morning workouts in Santa Monica Beach can be tough, but the warm-ups, in's and out's to turn buoys, beach runs, sprints back to shore, and pacing work can make athletes grimace and smile. Coach Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26, armed with binoculars and a stopwatch, attracts

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When Facing A Wall Of Water

Courtesy of CrossFit Games - Ocean Swim, Santa Monica Beach, California. For those ocean swimmers who enter the water when the surf is up, they all know to dive down below the crashing surf and wait for the whitewater to rush over and past them before coming back to the surface. Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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Free Ocean Workouts With SCAQ

In America, there is no swim team with as many ocean swimmers as SCAQ, Southern California Aquatic Masters Swim Club. The massive adult swimming team is spread far and wide throughout the Los Angeles basin. SCAQ includes courageous ocean swimmer Mary Ellen Koetsier-Farr came to the immediate aid of Steven Robles during a Great White Shark encounter in

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Open Water Swimmer Jamming In California

Sunny skies, wide sandy beaches, Hollywood, Disneyland, skateboarders, and surfers. There are lots of different images that come to mind when Southern California is the topic. And one thing that Southern California - a land of 12+ million people - has in abundance from Santa Barbara to Orange County is an active swimming community. Pool swimmers, open

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