DNOWS Header

Image Map

SponsorMySwim.com | How This Works...

Monday, June 11, 2012

North Swim Goes South

The intrepid Michelle Macy who recently tried the earliest attempts at the Tsugaru Channel and North Channel to complete the Oceans Seven was caught short on both attempts by impossibly turbulent waters and summer water temperatures that hovered just about 50°F (10°C).

In her latest attempt today, Macy lasted 4 hours 41 minutes and had nearly reached the halfway point, swimming from Ireland to Scotland, but the very low air temperatures was too difficult to overcome combined with the cool water temperatures.

Piloted by Quinten Nelson, she departed Donaghadee at 7 am as the weather was rough to start and then settled down. The jellyfish presented themselves, but Macy did not suffer too many stings. The strong American swimmer from Oregon will be back at both channels. The same thing happened to her when she first attempted - and then later completed on a second attempt - the first crossing of the Clarence Strait in Alaska.

Copyright © 2012 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

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