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The Perfect Female Open Water Swimmer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If there were an opportunity to magically create the perfect female open water swimmer, what would be involved? The swimmer would be able to swim well in cold water, warm water, rough water, tranquil water, in the night and under the tropical sun. She could swim well in short ocean swims with heavy surf as

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Different Reactions To Jellyfish Stings

“Oh s**t!” “Not bad; I can take those stings.” “It feels like a branding iron pressed into the flesh.” “They felt like little pin pricks.” “Never had I felt such pain in my life.” “It’s like a bee sting.” “The pain was unbearable; like my skin was on fire.” “They were a bit irritating, but it wasn’t such a big deal.” “The venom...it was a living hell

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Swimming With The Boys

"Racing against men helped make me what I became," recalls Shelley Taylor-Smith, the 7-time women's world professional marathon swimming champion. "They pushed me...and the men certainly did not like to lose to a woman." "I agree," said Stephani Sharp, a pool and open water swimmer from California. "I just to had to race my brother and all these older

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