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Some Skin Shark Scene

Some Skin Shark Scene Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tattoos are all the rage with all kinds of marine scenes and creatures dotting the skinscape of athletes and non-athletes alike. But some tattoos are particularly eye-catching to open water swimmers, especially those of sharks, mermaids and crashing surf. On left is certainly one

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Keeping Busy Before And After Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 16-year-old Tien Nguyen of Segerstrom Fundamental High School swims breaststroke and individual medley on her Southern California high school swim team. When she is not training and competing, she spends her time quietly, carefully and joyfully on the pool deck and in the bleachers with her grateful

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Alecia Keys Her Own Tattoo

Alecia Kelly just got inked with a colorful tattoo that signifies her personal feelings about being both empowered and humbled by her experiences in the open water world. "The swimming community makes the world seem both smaller on the one hand, because of the camaraderie and having friends all over," says the California swimmer. "The open water is a

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Beavers And Octopi

Beavers And Octopi Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nick Beavers is a 21-year-old swimmer who currently attends Whittier College and is a sprinter. He grew up in Long Beach, California and has always had a love for the ocean swimming, bodyboarding, and surfing. His octopus tattoo represents this ocean-oriented lifestyle and his passion for

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Tattoos On Open Water Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimmers can be expressive in a variety of ways: verbally or artistically. Some view their skin as part of that public expression. Csaba Gercsak is a two-time Olympian marathon swimmer who combined his Olympic achievements and his passion for open water swimming into one colorful tattoo on his

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