The Beauty And Artistry Of Ocean Swimming
Kaeti Bailie is an artist who owns the Artifax International Gallery and Gifts store in Sonoma, California, but she moonlights as an open water swimmer.
“I like to start with common objects such as a shoe, a figure, a postcard, or some other personal artifact and combine them in such a way as to make them appear extraordinary. I try to infuse my work with a sense of mystery, placing subjects in a relationship with their environment which is recognizable and even familiar yet not fully understood.”
Her artistic style hints of her swimming. She started out swimming freestyle, but eventually started to swim across channels like from the islands of Lanai to Maui.
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.