Tag: Swim the Island

Re-usable Restube Reassures

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Restube came about because I nearly drowned kite-surfing," says Christopher Fuhrhop, the German inventor. "I designed it years ago and now [sales] are growing." Restube is a re-usable yellow inflatable float that is strapped around the waist in open bodies of water for safety. The tube is rolled up inside

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Swim The Island 2014

SWIMTHEISLAND 2014 - TEASER from Matteo Testa from the Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi in the northwest coast of Italy. Matteo Testa is realizing his dream. The passionate open water swimmer wanted to create the ideal swim in his native Italy...and his dream is being realized in Bergeggi at the Swim The Island event. Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water

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If You Are Going To Swim The Island

If you are going to Swim The Island in Bergeggi, Italy, be prepared for an overload of scenery and challenges. You may encounter calm tranquility on a morning without wind. Or the course and conditions may offer a wonderfully rough stretch of water where the turbulence of the surface waters suddenly become a higher priority than the gorgeous scenes above

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Just Starting Out In The Open Water

The anticipation of the race is over; the butteflies are gone; the worry is over. You just started the race and so many sensations are bombarding your mind. The water is a bit cool and there is chaos around you. People to your left, people to your right. Your heart is beating fast and you're a bit winded wondering when the pace is going to slow. The

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