Category Archives: open-water

Keeping Your Training Up While Traveling

I recently spent time in five different states over a three week period.  While the timing of my travel was very poor, as I am currently one month out from one of the longest marathon swims of my career, I … Continue reading

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Sighting in Open Water Swimming

Sighting in Open Water Swimming

Sighting in open water swimming is one of the most imperative skills to master.  Effective sighting allows you to swim straight and swim the shortest distance possible around the course. The most efficient way to sight is to ‘peek’ your … Continue reading

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Season in Brief and Lessons Learned

In January of this year, I packed up only what I needed and headed to the Mecca of open water swimming, Southern California.  I had decided that I was ready to take my career in this sport as far as … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Dip: Open Water For The Winter

Swimmers are a different breed when it comes to New Year’s Day. Sure they go out and enjoy themselves the night before, doing all the things they claim they’ll never do again, but for some, New Year’s Day brings with … Continue reading

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FINIS Sponsors Open Water Swimmer Trent Grimsey

FINIS Sponsors Open Water Swimmer Trent Grimsey

Australia’s highest ranked male open water Swimmer on the current Open Water Swimming world rankings. Livermore, CA – (December 6, 2011) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products is excited to welcome Trent Grimsey, three time Australian Champion in … Continue reading

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Master’s Swimmers and Triathletes: Should You Be Swimming With Fins?

One of the most common questions I am asked by Master’s Swimming newbies and triathletes is whether or not they should be using fins. It seems as though many of them have been told at some point that “fins” is … Continue reading

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Training for Cold Water Swims – 9 Tips You Need to Know

One of the most talked-about considerations for an open water swim is water temperature, more specifically, cold water temperatures. While many swimmers and triathletes chose to wear wetsuits to protect themselves from the cold, many elite swim races and channel … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your First Open Water Swim

Competing in an open water swim for the first time, either as a stand-alone race or as a portion of a triathlon, can be an intimidating prospect.  Here are some general tips to get you started. 1)      Brush Up Your … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the RCP Tiburon Wahines and Luane Rowe

Congratulations to the RCP Tiburon Wahines and Luane Rowe

The RCP Tiburon Wahines placed first in the woman’s division of the Maui Channel Swim with a time of 4.17.34. The team consisted of Luane Rowe (AUS), Stephanie Rebro ( USA), Kathryn Taylor (USA), Haydn Maclean (ENG), Christina Boring (USA) … Continue reading

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Swimming the English Channel

Swimming the English Channel

  People say that swimming the English Channel is the best and worst experience of your life. But you never understand the full extent of this statement until you are in the situation. My friend Shelley Clark (one of Australia’s … Continue reading

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