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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Open Water Swimming - Keys To Success
Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia and Gerry Rodrigues definitely have it. In addition to great aerobic capacity, high navigational IQ and top-notch racing savvy, these athletes have the intensity and focus of a champion.
Look at their eyes.
Dyatchin is shown above finishing at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Seville, Spain where he qualified first for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim. He closed out the race like his life depended on it.
Rodrigues is shown below exiting the water on the shores of La Jolla Cove to win the La Jolla Rough Water Swim, America’s Premier Rough Water Swim that has been held since 1916 in California.
Trent Grimsey, winner of the RCP Tiburon Mile (shown on left) also has this eye of the tiger.
As does Britta Kamrau, the women's winner of the 2008 RCP Tiburon Mile and a 2009 Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame shown on right.
Talent, toughness and tactics...they all have it.
Photo of Vladimir Dyatchin by Javier Blazquez. Photo of Trent Grimsey by Ian Thurston. Photo of Britta Kamrau by Elliott Karlan.
Copyright © 2013 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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.
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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.
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.