Tag: World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims

Anup Itwar Working Wonders

Anup Itwar Working Wonders Courtesy of WOWSA, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The Flowers Sea Swim is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.  The beautiful venue of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman, the hospitality of the volunteer crew, the charity events surrounding the event, the $100,000 worth of prizes and awards given out to the participants are

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When 0.15% Is Huge

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 4 km Sea of Galilee Swim in Israel, one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims, is quite an event. While it is not the world's largest swim with South Africa's Midmar Mile at over 17,000 swimmers and Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake Swim annually hosting peaking at 25,000 participants, the 2014 Sea of Galilee

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Laser Marks The Spot At The Henley Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Laser to mark the straight course along the Henley Swim, one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. Courtesy of Tom Kean of Henley Swim. The Henley Classic kicks off the Henley Swim events. A 2.1 km upstream River Thames swim, it is held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on a Sunday morning

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El Cruce, Shortened But Difficult

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Over 600 swimmers from 7 countries participated in the 9th edition of El Cruce, also known as Por La Libre, Cancún to Isla Mujeres, one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is a beautifully two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose between a 3

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Vibes & Scribes’ Century Of History

There are numerous new open water swims being planned around the world. These new events join the thousands of open water swimming competitions that are over 10 years old. There are several dozens of events that are over 50 years old. But when open water swimming events reach their 100th anniversary, it is a very unusual commemorative happening. This

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¿Por qué? Por La Libre

Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims for good reason. It's outstanding beauty is matched by the genuine hospitality of its organizers and ambiance of excitement. Por La Libre is a gorgeous two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose either a 3 km or an

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Open Water Swimming Bucket Lists

Open Water Swimming Bucket Lists As January rolls around, open water swimmers start to think about swims and seminars, tours and travel, clinics and crossings, and races and relays they will do in the new year. While swimmers participating in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and those attempting the English Channel have locked in their plans in advance

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