DNOWS Header

Image Map

Friday, January 6, 2012

2 + 2 = Ram Barkai And Gavin Pike In Loch Faskally

Ram Barkai and Gavin Pike, took on the icy 2°C Loch Faskally, known as the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, yesterday.

The founder of the International Ice Swimming Association and Gavin both lasted 35 minutes with the air temperature at -2°C. Ram, the International Ice Swimming Association founder, endured a 1-mile swim while his fellow tough South African teammate completed 1.4K.

In an admission to how difficult this extreme swim was, Ram said, "I got scared towards the end. I saw Gavin struggling behind me and he is a very experienced and strong swimmer. I was numb and could barely move. I knew we were truly pushing our limits. It was a very hard swim, probably my toughest yet."

After his recovery, Gavin added, "I had a really tough time and can’t remember much near the end. The impact of the cold on both of us was profound. I was in very bad shape when I got out but we both managed to recover under the supervision of a doctor and our support team."

Ram, one of three Antarctic swimmers with Lynne Cox and Lewis Pugh, will be featured this year in a television episode of Stan Lee’s Superhumans for his ability to swim in life threateningly cold water temperatures. "Our next challenge is the international relay swim across the Bering Strait between Russia and the USA in July 2012 with fellow South Africans Ryan Stramrood, Toks Viviers, Kieron Palframan and Andrew Chin."

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

The Staff of the World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA


WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine


Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
LEARN MORE

The Other Shore


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.
LEARN MORE...

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.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program