To educate, entertain, and enthuse all those who venture beyond the shoreline. Over 10,300 articles on solo swims, pro races, relays, charity events, eco-swims, stage swims, marathon swims, trends, products, services, personalities, coaches, governing bodies, rules, demographics, books, films, blogs, conferences, camps, clinics, exploits and happenings in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, canals, channels, fjords, estuaries, lochs, coves, firths, straits, bays, and harbors.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Drama Of Winter Swimming
Jack's narration is the ideal overlay on the visual world of snow and ice that he presents from the Czech Republic.
The explanations and descriptions of the winter swimmers are helpful and educational, but not overbearing or exaggerating in the least. The voice enhances the visual images and drama that embodies every scene of the film.
The camerawork and narration allows audiences to soak up in the ambiance of winter swimming where the abnormal is taken as normal and natural. The drama is presented by even-keeled voices of reason of swimmers from every walk of life.
The scenes largely are shot in 4°C with air temperatures even lower. The background of swimmers without neoprene and in simple swimsuits is amplified by observers in the background with heavy jackets, boots and fur hats. Jack shows the build-up and the post-race activities of the athletes who participate in the 62nd annual hosting of the winter swimming event in Christmas.
He explains the history of the sport since the time of ancient Greece when the Hippocrates advocated entering into cold water for the cure of many ailments. Amid the starkness of winter in scene after scene of a blanket of white and flowing frigid water, he touches upon the physiological and psychological benefits through short statements and powerful imagery of winter swimmers.
Winter swimming is a great documentary that allows viewers to soak up in - and get inspired by - the world of ice swimming.
For more information, visit here.
Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source
Open Water Swimming Magazine
Open Water Swimming MagazineThe 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...
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.
2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
An Almanac for Open Water SwimmingAn 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:
The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.