Tag: State Harbour Crossing

Pip Passes The Torch

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the State Harbour Crossing in Auckland, New Zealand amongst the sold-out field of 1,600 swimmers this past weekend, 4-time world record holder Pip Gower swam together with her daughter Sally Schnauer and granddaughter Amber Schnauer. Gower [shown on left with Tessa Staveley on right] competed at the

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Yasunari Hirai Goes 2 For 2 In Auckland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Japanese Olympian Yasunari Hirai is 2 for 2 at the State Ocean Swim Series in New Zealand. He won the State Harbour Crossing leg in Auckland, a 2.9 km race from Bayswater to the Viaduct, in a close race over George O'Brien with Phillip Ryan a mere two seconds behind in third. Hirai had earlier won the

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Just How Old Are Open Water Swimmers?

Who are open water swimmers? How old are they? What are the demographics of the sport? We took a look at the make-up of the open water swimmers at two popular mass participation races: the 2.8 km State Harbour Crossing in Auckland of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and the Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Honolulu, Hawaii. One is a swim in cold water where

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