Tag: Wall Street Journal

A Bellwether In The Water

Courtesy of Kevin Helliker, Wall Street Journal. Kevin Helliker, award-winning reporter of the Wall Street Journal and an open water swimmer himself, writes about the comeback of 78-year-old Marilyn Di Lascio, née Bell and her dreams to participate in a 13-mile Hudson River swim at the age of 80. “I don’t know whether I will be able to do [the 13-mile

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When And What Swimmers Know Best

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Competitive swimmers know. They know extraordinarily well. They truly have a feel for the water. Certainly much more so than any other land-based officials can ever appreciate. Competitive swimmers – both pool and open water – can feel extremely subtle dynamics in any body of water. Ask a competitive

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