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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Six And More...Or Fewer
Relay swims across channels are great ways to be introduced to the challenge and excitement of channel swimming.
The Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, Kaiwi Channel Association, Maui Channel Swim, and the Trans Tahoe Relay are among the major open water swims that require six members - no more and no fewer - on their relay teams.
But there are differences across the globe.
While the Strait of Gibraltar permits no more than 4 members on its relay crossings, the Channel Swimming Federation (English Channel), Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (English Channel), Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association (Tsugaru Channel in Japan), Rottnest Channel Swim (Rottnest Channel in Australia), NYC Swim (Manhattan Island Marathon Swim), Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (North Channel), and the International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen (Lake Zurich) allow different configurations, rules, duration of individual legs, and the numbers of swimmers for its relays.
Photo above shows the relay teams of the 2013 Ka'iwi Channel Swim is courtesy of Kaia Hedlund on Sandy Beach, Oahu. The swimmers include The Veterans (Karen Schmidt, Amy Dantzler, Brent Blackman, Bill Ireland, Bruce Thomas, and Dianne Gleason) and The Youngsters (Terence Young, Brian King, Mitchell Degeus, Jamison Grove, Brittney Yim, and Erin Yamamoto).
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