Tag: Sarah Thomas

5-way?!? No Way?!? Well, Maybe Yes…

5-way?!? No Way?!? Well, Maybe Yes... Courtesy of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine. "It will take some magic to accomplish, but I absolutely think it is possible. If things hadn't gone so awry with the currents on my last lap, I had enough left in the tank to do a five-way [English Channel crossing]," said Sarah Thomas of four-way English Channel fame to Elaine

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The Perfect Open Water Woman

The Perfect Open Water Woman Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Friendly and fit, intelligent and innovative, personable and professional. These are just a few of the characteristics that define the open water swimmers who venture beyond the shorelines around the world. From teenagers to great grandfathers, open water swimmers are

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Write On, Elaine Howley

Write On, Elaine Howley Courtesy of WOWSA, Boston, Massachusetts. From Captain Matthew Webb and Gertrude Ederle to Sarah Thomas and Ross Edgley, Elaine Howley is among open water swimming's most prolific writers and foremost historians. Howley promotes open water swimming, its history and its luminaries in a highly educational, easy-to-read manner via her

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From A Dark Place To The Other Side

From A Dark Place To The Other Side Courtesy of Jon Washer, The Other Side, English Channel. "Every time that I felt that I accomplished something, I felt that there was something more that I can do," explained Sarah Thomas before she completed history's first four-way crossing of the English Channel. "I wanted to see what that more was." Her goal was

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The Roaring 20’s Of Open Water Swimming

The Roaring 20's Of Open Water Swimming Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Roaring 20’s of the 20th century were an iconic period in U.S. and Western European history. There was a relatively booming economy, especially in the aftermath of World War I, where cars, telephones, movies, radio, and electrical appliances like washing machine

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