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Loving Lanolin…Or Not

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimmers, especially channel swimmers and marathon swimmers, have an interesting relationship with lanolin. They use lanolin for prevent chafing or to reduce the initial shock of cold water. They use lanolin with Vaseline or Desitin or Safe Sea or other ointments and creams or anti-chafe spray

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Open Water Swimming – Keys To Success

So you are caught in the middle of a giant pack, a swirling mass of humanity at the start of a large open water swim or triathlon. You do want to avoid physicality and you wish the athletes behind you and beside you would stop slapping your feet and swimming into you. What do you do? What can you do? What should you do? One means to protect yourself and

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Lanolin? What Is This?

A true conversation at a security checkpoint in an American airport: Uniformed TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Personnel: "What is this stuff?" Swimmer: "Lanolin." Uniformed TSA Personnel: "Where did it come from?" Swimmer: "Sheep." Uniformed TSA Personnel (with a furrowed brow): ----- Swimmer: "Seriously, lanolin comes from the glands of

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