Tag: Skip Storch

Two Hall Of Famers And Fidel Castro

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimmers have been attempting to cross the Gulf Stream and swim from Cuba to Florida since 1950 (including Jose Cortinas, Leo Vigil, Rolando Elejalde, Luciana Nunez, Susie Maroney, Skip Storch, Chris Green, Diana Nyad, Walter Poenisch, Penny Palfrey and Chloë McCardel). Many of them met and had to receive

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Warehousing Your Own Internal Lane Lines

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Skip Storch, a 2009 Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame once swam three non-stop circumnavigations of Manhattan Island. He described a fundamental difference between pool and open water swimmers, "It has always been my contention that lines are for swimmers that need balance

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Skip Storch Is Never Far From Shore

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Skip Storch is never too far from shore. The multi-lingual waterman from New York has created a wildly successful line of fishing rods, reels and supplies under the brand name SHU-FLY as well as maintaining his home base in Nanuet, New York headquartered at the SHU-FLY Bait and Tackle shop. The SHU-FLY

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Within 50 Years Will It Be Crossed?

Can someone swim between Cuba and Florida under English Channel rules? Do you think we will see someone swim from Cuba to Florida with only a swimsuit, swim cap and goggles? Within 50 years from now, will the Straits of Florida be crossed? When we were asked these questions by documentary filmmakers, we based our answer on the six crossings we have

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Shark Caged In The Ocean

Shark Caged In The Ocean Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Susie Maroney used one nearly 200 km from Cuba to Florida across the Straits of Florida, but Chloë McCardel is going without during her upcoming attempt. Skip Storch used a shark cage in his Cuba-to-America attempt, but he found it less useful than a jellyfish cage. "The

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Pretty In Pink And Ready To Rumble

Chloe McCardel's upcoming 103-mile marathon swim across the Florida Strait from Cuba to Florida will be done without any protective swimwear. She will face her journey like no one else has done before her over the last 40+ years. Susie Maroney and Skip Storch did their Cuba swims with shark cages. Penny Palfrey and Diana Nyad did their Cuba swims with

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Swimming Safely With Thoughts Of Sharks

Jellyfish, currents, cold water, sea snakes, lightning, large waves...nothing strikes more fear in the hearts of open water swimmers than sharks. A fin in the water is a scene that open water swimmers dread. A dark body cruising stealthily under the water is even a worse nightmare come true. But a streamlined silhouette screaming up from the depths is the

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