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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Heading To The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

We love it when Olympic pool swimming champions find their way to the open water.

From Gertrude Ederle, Shane Gould and Sandy Neilsen-Bell to Rebecca Soni and Brooke Bennett, these incredible champion pool athletes have found their way to the open water - via event management, post-career training or simple enjoyment.

After learning that Australia 3-time Olympic gold medalist and 5-time world record holder Stephanie Rice OAM had moved to Southern California and launched her new business ventures (Rice Enterprises), we visited her website and reviewed her book The Art of Wellness.

In The Art of Wellness, she describes the fundamentals of optimum health including nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and thoughts and emotions.

"‘The Art of Wellness’ aims to simplify the mixed messages, and educate you with a deeper understanding of holistic health. It’s about creating wellness in all areas of your life and nourishing your body from the inside out.

Everyone is different. So inside, you’ll find practical tips and tools to help you design a more balanced and vibrant life that works for you.

We’ve also included recipes, printable grocery lists & workout guides to help simplify the journey and get your started. The workout guides can be implemented for all ages and levels of ability; in fact, we are currently using them. Simply follow the program to suit your lifestyle

Given her holistic approach to life and fitness, it was not surprising to see so many of her photos on her website taken near the ocean.

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Open Water Swimming Magazine

The 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 Swimming

An 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.


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