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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Having A Whale Of A Time Across The Atlantic
The more we learn about Jennifer Figge's AC4 (Atlantic Crossing 4), the more we are in awe of the logistical, operational, and navigational efforts that went behind her successful stage swim crossing.
And the number of marine life that she came across ranged from tiny Portuguese man o war to whales. Big whales, right in front of her (which her crew photographed, see above).
At the age of 60, she completed a 32-day continuous stage swim across the Atlantic Ocean, starting from Brava Island off the coast of Senegal to Antigua in the Caribbean Sea, swimming a total of 133 hours, covering 265 nautical miles (491 km) while drifting 2,792 miles (4,439 km) over the 32-day period. Her crew consisted of Captain Tamas Hamor, first mate Sara Hajdu, engineer Zoltan Hamor, film maker Zoltan Vad-Horvath, Dr. Ewa Gorszczyk, and onshore specialists Nick Bilinski and Alison Margo.
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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.
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.