Tag: Vito Bialla

Surfer’s Ear With Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In Southern California among its surfing population, a number of surfers and open water swimmers have surfer's ear. Surfer's ear is the common name for abnormal bone growth within the ear canal. See here. Most open water swimmers avoid getting surfer's ear, but not without protection. Sally Minty-Gravett

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How Far Is Far?

Courtesy of Frank Fennema Photography, San Francisco Bay, California. Two independent experts are currently auditing physically and electronically the absolute exact mileage of the Night Train Swimmers latest feat at swimming 300 miles (NT300). "We are now calibrating to the inch what our distance is. We want to be certain beyond question. Our estimated

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Fundraising On The Backs Of Champions

Courtesy of Frank Fennema Photography, San Francisco Bay, California. While the eyes of relay and marathon swimmers around the world are tracking the daily progress of the Night Train Swimmers on their 300-mile NT300 relay attempt in San Francisco Bay, at the end of the day, the team of six is raising money to help a young man to walk again after he was

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300 In 4?

Courtesy of Frank Fennema Photography, San Francisco Bay, California. The Night Train Swimmers hit 227 miles by dinnertime on their third day swimming in San Francisco Bay. "At this rate, we will finish by tomorrow night," reports Captain Vito Bialla. Finishing with 4 days (96 hours) would smash expectations on how fast the NT300 team could reach their

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Tranquility After Turbulence

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On day #2 of the Night Train 300, Captain Vito Bialla reported that the Night Train 300 relay (NT300) has already completed 142.86 statute miles at the 48-hour point. After a rather rough first night with turbulence, tranquility and bright blue skies have greeted Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kim

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Sunrise #2 On The San Francisco Bay

Courtesy of Vito Bialla, Night Train Swimmers, California. On day #2 of the Night Train 300, Captain Vito Bialla who estimates that he will only sleep 2-3 hours per 24-hour period as he pulls in double duty as the pilot and a swimmer, reports, "We are at 50 miles and all is good. There were rough times, wind and waves at night, but now it is

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