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Sunday, January 5, 2014
The 1-2-3 of Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming is no different with its DPS, SR, TTF, course distances, TOF and water temperatures.
Here are a few:
One-way: a swim in one direction across a channel, lake, river or other body of water
Two-way: a swim that continues two consecutive times across a channel, lake, river or other body of water
Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: a completion of 3 marathon swims: English Channel, Catalina Channel and Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
Quatro Break: a completion of 4 swims from former prison islands: Robben Island, Alcatraz Island, Spike Island and Rottnest Island
5 Oceans: a completion of a marathon swim in the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean
6-wide: a formation of 6 athletes swimming side-by-side during a race or training session
Oceans Seven: a completion of a crossing of the North Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel and Strait of Gibraltar
8 Bridges Swim: is an 8-day marathon swimming stage swim down the Hudson River
9 miles: length of the Day 2 swim across the Canyon Lake of the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge
10K: the standard distance of a marathon swim
11 years: age of Thomas Gregory, the youngest individual to cross the English Channel
12-way Warriors: the 12-way crossing of Windermere by Liane Llewellyn, Thomas Noblett, Keith Bartolo, Michelle Lefton, Michelle Sharples and Dee Llewellyn in 75 hours 32 minutes
Photo shows Guillermo Bertolo of Argentina with lucky number 7.
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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.