Tag: WOWSA Ocean Fest

Mentor Extraordinaire Dan Simonelli

Mentor Extraordinaire Dan Simonelli Courtesy of WOWSA, Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, California. "He left a bag of glow sticks in the room," said Quinn Fitzgerald. "It had be Dan Simonelli - the guy is ready for any channel crossing or marathon swim or group ocean practice anytime anywhere," said Steven Munatones. "No one guides, mentors and shares

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An Inspiration Being Inspired

An Inspiration Being Inspired Courtesy of WOWSA, Redondo Beach, California. Ned Denison has been a leader in water polo and in open water swimming. "He fires people up at the Cork Distance Week and constantly mentors swimmers of all ages everywhere from local competitions in Ireland and solo Prison Island Swims," said Steven Munatones. So we were quite

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Jamal Hill, Honestly Inspirational

Jamal Hill, Honestly Inspirational Courtesy of WOWSA, Redondo Beach, California. Jamal Hill was brutally honest how he faced his childhood paralysis and degenerative disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth throughout his swimming career at an inspirational talk at the WOWSA Ocean Fest in Redondo Beach, California this weekend. "The crowd was totally engaged and

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Accolades To Amy

Accolades To Amy Courtesy of WOWSA, Redondo Beach, California. On June 8th 2019, Amy Appelhans Gubser became the third person in history to swim across the 43.4 km Santa Monica Bay between Point Dume in Malibu and Lunada Bay on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 17 hours 6 minutes. The neonatal nurse celebrated her 50th birthday with a tough swim. "It was a

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