Tag: Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

Stephen Carroll Leads Tampa Bay Marathon

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ron Collins had to call on all his decades of open water swimming experience to handle the situations at yesterday's 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Collins reported, "With winds that gradually increased, the conditions led to a change of the cross-bay swim to a safer triangular contingency course. High

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Distance Matters In Tampa Bay

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tampa Bay Marathon Swim founder and race director Ron Collins is ready for the 2015 edition this Saturday "12 solo swimmers and three relay teams have entered the 18th Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Swimmers and their fans will be able to follow all of the action on race day via GPS tracker,

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Konrad Euler, A Man With An Iron Will

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Background information from the St. Petersburg Times on May 13th 2002. Dr. Konrad Euler passed recently. The memory and legacy of the personable German native and Florida resident will be long remembered by his teammates and those who knew him and were touched by him. "Konrad was a father figure and a

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Distance Matters In Tampa Bay

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ron Collins of Distance Matters prepared this panoramic view of the mainland finish of a Catalina Channel crossing. When channel swimmers are told, "We can see the shore," this view is usually what they see. Collins himself completed the swim on his second attempt as well as completing the Triple Crown of

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