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.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Grimsey Comes Back, Mellouli Will Be Back
Grimsey won the 4 km ocean spectacular in 41:24 over Allan do Carmo of Brazil, largely due to a huge fourth lap [of five loops].
"My strategy worked before, so I tried it again and it worked to perfection.
Grimsey swam purposefully to the back of the back, taking his time to get in the water and drafting skillfully behind the large pack. "I skipped my feeding on the fourth loop because I was feeling a bit sick and I had a lot of carbohydrates. We pushed it on the fourth and fifth lap and I wanted to be leading going into the last lap. It is harder to catch up a whole body."
The split times for the lead swimmer were as follows:
Loop 1: Chad Ho in 8:24
Loop 2: Lucas Kanieski in 8:26
Loop 3: Chad Ho in 7:57
Loop 4: Trent Grimsey in 7:02
Loop 5: Trent Grimsey in 7:53
Following behind was Olympic champion Ous Mellouli who finished seventh and who took a long vacation after London and who admittedly was not up to par. "You can't fake this. I felt good on the second and third loops and I gave it all I had. But you gotta be trained, fit and ready to compete at this level. It was challenging - this race challenges you in so many ways. You can't control your pace.
But [next year] I will be baaaaacccckkkkkk," predicted the Tunisian star with a twinkle in his eye.
The final results and more details and video will follow after the conclusion of the women's Queen of the Sea race.
1. Trent Grimsey (AUS) 41:24
2. Allan do Carmo (BRA) 41:25
3. Chad Ho (RSA) 41:26
4. Valerio Cleri (ITA) 41:30
5. Luis Rogerio Arapiraca (BRA) 41:32
6. Samuel de Bona (BRA) 41:33
7. Ous Mellouli (TUN) 41:41
8. Alexander Studzinski (GER) 41:45
9. Lucas Kanieski (BRA) 44:54
10. Rafael Gonçalves (BRA) 44:56
Photo shows Trent Grimsey taking the lead on the fourth loop.
Copyright © 2012 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.