Category: Open Water Swimming

Open Water Is The Template

In the US Masters Swimming forum, one supporter of the sport observed, "Open water is the template, pool swimming the unnatural imposition."While mankind has been swimming in the open water for millennium, pool swimming does seem like relatively a recent luxury. This observation reminded us of a wonderful book on Olympic swimming. Renowned coach Peter

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Most Dominant Athlete Of All Time

Most Dominant Athlete Of All Time Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gunaxin> recently posted an online survey on the Most Dominant Athlete of All Time. The list was limited to 30 male athletes from the following sports: Auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing, cycling, football, golf, Greco-Roman wrestling, hockey, horse racing, soccer,

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Pioneering Women In San Francisco Bay

Pioneering Women In San Francisco Bay Meg Keller-Marvin of the International Swimming Hall of Fame provided a wonderful photo of an amazing pigskin award presented to Nell Schmidt, a pioneering open water swimmer, in 1912 by the City of Alameda, California (near San Francisco Bay). The award is at Nell's surviving granddaughter's home in Bloomsburg,

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The Tradition Continues In Cold Waters

According to Dr. Jolie Bookspan, cold acclimatization is a well-documented process of gradually increasing your resistance to cold through regular cold exposure. In Acclimatization to Diving in Cold Water, Dr. Bookspan noted examples of cold acclimatization: the native peoples of the African Kalahari, the Australian desert, and Tierra del Fuego in Chile. In

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It’s Epic In New Zealand

The inaugural Epic Swim Festival in New Zealand will kick-off its first year in the majestic Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, in January 2010.The Epic Swim Festival showcase New Zealand best with the New Zealand 5K and 10K Open Water Championships and the New Zealand Masters 2.5K Open Water Championships.Additionally, as the Festival looks toward

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