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Friday, March 12, 2010

Warm Waters Of Hawaii vs. Cold Waters Of California

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

While Penny Palfrey will swim from Oahu to Kauai in water between 72-74°F (22.2-23.3°C) for an estimated 30-40 hours, Karen Rogers will swim in water in the low 50's (10-12°C) in her 30-mile (48K) swim from the Farallons Islands to San Francisco and Jamie Patrick will swim in low-60's (15-17°C) in his unprecedented 66-mile (106K) triple crossing of Lake Tahoe.

Whether the water is 10°C, 15°C or even 22°C, it can feel cold when you are swimming for that long.

With a nice kick-off with three successful swims in the Cook Strait already by Michelle Macy, Steve Junk and Emily Morris - and many more great solo swims and races scheduled, 2010 is shaping up to be the greatest year in the annals of open water swimming history.

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