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Open Water Swimming: The Bucket List of Achieving the Triple Crown

Open Water Swimming: Achieving the Triple Crown The term “Bucket List” caught the public’s attention in 2007 with the release of a film by the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Their characters were suffering from terminal illnesses and had a list of things they wanted to accompl...

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Black History Month: Alick Wickham Opened Doors in Open-Water Swimming

Black History Month: Alick Wickham Opened Doors in Open-Water Swimming By Alice Dearing & Ned Denison At the start of Black History Month (observed in the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom), we celebrate the role that black swimmers played in the advancement of the art, pastime a...

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Ice Swimming: An Extreme Challenge In Temperatures Difficult to Fathom

Ice Swimming: An Extreme Challenge In Temperatures Difficult to Fathom Ice swimming is the fastest growing extreme aquatic sport. Tens of thousands of swimmers now hit the cold water daily and before the COVID restrictions, thousands traveled to events from Siberia to Argentina to Antarctica to the ...

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A Guide to Swimming Halls of Fame: Where History Is Celebrated

A Guide to Swimming Halls of Fame: Where History Is Celebrated This article will provide an overview of swimming Halls of Fame (international, national and local), the various disciplines that are celebrated, their purpose, how they operate, how to start one and a look at general Halls of Fame that ...

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A Look at English Channel Crossing Speed Progressions

A Look at English Channel Crossing Speed Progressions The English Channel is the standard test for traditional marathon swimmers. As of the end of 2020, 2,157 individuals had completed the swim, compared to 5,788 who had summited Mount Everest. Many of the elite marathon racers (for example, those i...

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IWD: Marathon Swimming: Where Women Have Outperformed the Men

Marathon Swimming: Where Women Have Outperformed the Men Today, March 8, we celebrate International Women's Day. As a tribute to the women who have contributed to, grown and defined excellence in the sport, Swimming World will run several features throughout the day which celebrate some of the great...

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Open Water History: 105 Years of Swimming Around Manhattan

Open Water History: 105 Years of Swimming Around Manhattan Swimming around the center of New York City (45.9km/28.5 miles) has long been a tradition for many swimmers, with hotly contested races between top swimmers also part of history. The challenge consists of strong tides, the flows of three riv...