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FINIS’ Trent Grimsey breaks English Channel swim record

FINIS' Trent Grimsey breaks English Channel swim record

Grimsey breaks channel swim record   http://www.theage.com.au Date September 10, 2012 Trent Grimsey, FINA’s top ranked Open Water swimmer, has broken the record for an unassisted solo crossing of the English Channel by a massive two minutes and 50 seconds. … Continue reading

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The Huffington Post: Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

The Huffington Post: Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick By: Jaimal Yogis, Huffington Post On Friday, August 31, at 6 a.m., ultra swimmer Jamie Patrick will begin his attempt to become the first human to ever swim around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe. Though he’ll … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad: Ready to Go!

Diana Nyad: Ready to Go!

We are extremely proud to support Diana Nyad as she attempts this monumental feat. The International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee is attempting to swim 103 miles through the open ocean, from Cuba to Florida. She has set a date … Continue reading

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The Art of Feeding

The Art of Feeding

 If you’re new to open water swimming or haven’t logged swim distances that more closely resemble something a runner might do, the term feeding may be unfamiliar. Like other marine creatures that spend significant time in the water, long distance … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Olympic Dreams do come true…and they start in the workout

Workout Wednesday: Olympic Dreams do come true...and they start in the workout

Olympic Dreams do come true…and they start in the workout! 1×600 free/drill by 100′s 3×200 IM swim/drill by 25′s, 10 seconds rest 6×100 kick, 10 seconds rest 1 each x2- free, back, fly or breast 12×50, 10 seconds rest 2-free, … Continue reading

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Hold the Salt!

One of the most noticeable differences between pool and ocean swimming is the presence of salt water. For some, high salt concentrations can even be a deterrent to open water swimming. Fear not, here are some tips on what to … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: The Distance Challenge

This week’s workout focuses on pacing and swimming at different speeds. It is a little longer workout then last week but put your mind to it and you will get it done in a breeze.   Warm-Up 600- kick, drill, … Continue reading

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Becoming a Good Distance Open Water Swimmer

Becoming a Good Distance Open Water Swimmer

“Dedication is what you do when no one else is watching.” Here are some tips to help you become a good distance open water swimmer! Find a program you enjoy: Swimming is like anything the more you practice, the better … Continue reading

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One Tool – and Five Sets — That Will Transform Your Swimming

By Terry Laughlin INTRO There’s only one guaranteed way to swim faster. It’s not training for more yards, harder repeats, nor to build ‘limbs, lungs or muscles.’ It’s to build a long, efficient stroke, then hardwire your brain to maintain … Continue reading

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Pace Yourself in Open-Water

Pace Yourself in Open-Water

The start of any open-water or triathlon swim is a frantic affair with a blaze of swimmers churning up the water as they scramble for the first turn buoy. Far too often, swimmers tend to “over-cook” it by going out … Continue reading

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