Tag: Sea of Galilee

The New Stillwater 8

The New Stillwater 8 Courtesy of Michelle Macy, Portland, USA. Oceans Seven swimmer and Hall of Famer Michelle Macy announced the new and improved Stillwater 8. Macy first announced the solo marathon swimming challenge across 8 different lakes around the world in 2011. With the input and advice of Evan Morrison and other marathon swimmers, she revised

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That Is How I Will Be Strong

That Is How I Will Be Strong Courtesy of Ori Yehezkel, Sea of Galilee, Israel. It is not often - but it is very good - when open water swimmers are mentioned alongside great athletes in other sports. In a Hebrew-language book called Lexicon of Sports, edited by U. Simri and I. Pax and published by Sifriat Poalim - Workers' Book-Guild in Israel in 1959,

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Sea of Galilee Crossings

Courtesy of Ori Yehezkel, Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo above shows Haim Tamir smearing Vaseline on Yitzhak Yehezkel before his 2nd crossing of the Sea of Galilee in 1953 On October 19th 1951, 35 swimmers raced across the Sea of Galilee from Ein-Gev to Tiberias in the presence of politicians including the the Speaker of the Knesset. The 4th edition of the

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