Tag: Travessia dos fortes

Men Are Animals

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we think of male open water swimmers and the animal kingdom, certain similarities come to mind: The Satisfaction of a Warm Sauna Men sitting in a warm sauna, enjoying the warmth after an open water swim in the cold ocean waters, are reminiscent of Japanese snow monkeys (Nihonzaru shown above) enjoying

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10 Difficult Short Open Water Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The world has innumerable difficult open water swimming competitions. But that is part of the challenge and allure. Rough conditions, cold water, sharks, jellyfish, tides, currents, long distances, high altitudes and logistical considerations are the primary obstacles. Everyone has a weakness when it comes

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Open Water Swimmers Toeing The Line

In large mass participation races, high profile races or professional marathon races, the physicality between competitive athletes can get out of hand. Ziplining, elbowing, veering off, cutting off, swimming over the legs or back of another swimmer, or impeding in some way can occur at the start, around turn buoys, along a straightaway, near a feeding

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