Triathletes Are From Mars, Open Water Swimmers Are From Venus

A popular American book called Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by relationship counselor John Gray identified fundamental differences between the genders.

Just as Gray figuratively describes that men and women are from different planets and that each gender is comfortable with its distinct society and customs, but not those of the other that result in a variety of misunderstandings, conflict and confusion.

The singular topic of the availability of a feeding station at the 10km Swim Across America event in Long Beach last week similarly reminded us of the fundamental differences between triathletes and open water swimmers. "A feeding station is available on the course," was described on the pre-race information.

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