Tag: Windermere

Unbelievably Great, Amelia Evans

Courtesy of the John West Great North Swim, United Kingdom. The organizers of the Great Swim have always known that open water swimming is a sport that always challenges expectations. They wrote, "More than ten years and tens of thousands of swimmers later, the one constant has been the incredible diversity we’ve seen reflected in our participants. They’ve

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Paul Smith Returns

Courtesy of Nuala Moore, Windermere, England. British veteran Paul Smith finished the 1 km race at the Big Chill Swim Winter Swimming Gala in 14 minutes 8 seconds, only 18 seconds behind the renowned Henri Kaarma in the 6.4ºC (43.5ºF) water temperatures of Windermere, England. Smith, living and swimming out of Nottingham, was a competitive age-group

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Old School Winter Swimming, Louis Lecocq

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we look at the award podium and record books of the winter swimming and ice swimming worlds, our eyes immediately go to the fastest and first. World-class swimmers like Christof Wandratsch of Germany who won the recent 1 km race at the Big Chill Swim Winter Swimming Gala in 12 minutes 42 seconds are

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