Tag: Sean O’Connell

Sucked Under The Boilers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimmers and beach goers around the world use all kinds of terms about their local waters, sometimes tranquil, sometimes turbulent. A colorful phrase used in Bermuda, as told by Sean O'Connell, is 'sucked under the boilers'. Its background is the following: "Bermuda is surrounded by reefs which,

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Round The Island Theme Achieved

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In July 1976, Dr. Sean O’Connell, a mathematics lecturer at Bermuda College, attempted the first swim around the island of Bermuda. "I had to quit during my first attempt because of currents against me were too strong and relentless, blocking progress for hours and hours with no end in sight. I had already

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