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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Expect The Unexpected In The Open Water

Olympic champion Alexander Popov once observed, “The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water and it will help you move.” In the open water, these words ring especially true. On the other hand, when you encounter wind, waves, currents, tides, jellyfish, sharks, and seaweed in the open water, Popov’s words can also ring hollow.

Open water swimming veterans expect the unexpected. They have learned to deal with Mother Nature, both in her glory and in her wrath. They know that the open water can be schizophrenic


So opens the chapter on what humans can face in the bodies of water in Steven Munatones’ comprehensive 264-page book.

The emerging sport of open water swimming is the fastest growing sport in the world today. Learn more about the sport in an educational, entertaining, engaging prose and why organizers of the 2012 London Olympics are preparing for its largest number of spectators in one location to be in Hyde Park where the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim will be held on August 9th (women) and August 10th (men).

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The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
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2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac



An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

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