Tag: Vladimir Dyatchin

Mark Warkentin On Being An Olympian

Mark Warkentin On Being An Olympian Courtesy of WOWSA, Beijing, China. Mark Warkentin, a 2008 Olympic marathon swimmer from Santa Barbara, California, had trained with and raced against Olympic medalists and Olympians for much of his pool swimming career. But it was not until the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain until he

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Eye Of The Tiger In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the look of a champion? Russian Vladimir Dyatchin and American Gerry Rodrigues have it. These guys have the intensity and focus of a champion. Look at their eyes. Photo of Vladimir Dyatchin at the 2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain by Javier Blazquez. Photo of

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Swimming In Sochi And Beyond

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. World champions Evgeny Bezruchenko, Vladimir Dyatchin and Larisa Ilchenko announced their third season of the Champions Cup. The 4-race series of 1 nautical mile swims are in Moscow, Lipetsk, Sochi, and Samara. The dates of the 2016 series are as follows: *May 29th — Moscow *June 12th — Lipetsk *June 19th

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Looking For A Few Good Men And Women

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is not often that excellent amateur swimmers or fast masters swimmers can race head-to-head against professionals. But the 20.5 km BCT Gdynia Marathon Swim is looking for experienced and proven amateurs to test themselves against the following professional swimmers: · Sebastian Karaś (Poland) · Jose

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Swimming In The Black

In 16 days, Barcelona, Spain will host the 15th FINA World Championships, where over 2,000 of the best aquatic athletes representing more than 170 nations will compete six disciplines - swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming, open water swimming, and high diving. The open water swimming competition will be held from July 20th - 27th in the 5

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