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Swimming The Seas Of The Globe

SWIMMING THE SEAS OF THE GLOBE For a world without barriers and without frontiers 2010 - 2014

High honour for Annaleise Carr

Annaleise Carr was joined by an unusual swimming companion when she jumped into the water last week – a seal.

Carr participated in an open water swim in Sandycove, Ireland when she visited the country to accept her World Open Water Swimming Association's 2012 Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference held in Cork, Ireland.

“It was really nice but it was freezing,” said Carr of the open water swim.

Wendy Trehiou becomes the 26th person to complete a Channel double

Wendy started her epic 2-way swim from Shakespeare Beach on 7.11am on Tuesday 20th August. The leg to France took her 17hrs 8mins and she landed in Wissant bay just after midnight on Wednesday 21st. The return leg took Wendy 22hrs 1min and she landed at Samphire Hoe at 10.20pm in the evening. She was piloted by Neil Streeter on Suva.

These were Wendy's 3rd and 4th crossings of the Channel having completed two solos in 2006 and 2012. For her 2012 swim, she received Gertrude Ederle award for the most meritorious CS&PF swim of the year by a woman.

Wendy joins an exclusive club of 2-way Channel swimmers by becoming the 26th person, and 13th woman in the world, to complete this fantastic feat of endurance.

Swimmer Talks about her Career, Cold Water, Swimming with Penguins

Fairbanks, AK -  Jumping into the icy waters off the coast of Antarctica isn’t for everyone. But IT IS for open water swimmer, Lynne Cox. “There was a ship load of people there and they were there as tourists and they had no idea why I was there until I did the swim," she laughs as she remembers her swim.  "So it was really funny to come ashore but at the same time there were penguins that came down to the water and jumped in a swam under the boats around me and greeted us as we reached the shore,” she says. 

Lynne Cox loves to swim, but she doesn’t like to swim in a pool.  “When you swim in the pool you sort of know you’re going to make it to the other side.  It’s sort of a given,” she says.  Cox became an open-water swimmer at the age of fourteen.  Four decades later, you can find her paddling and stroking her way through the open ocean off the coast of California. “It’s so much more creative.  I mean you have to figure things out," she says.  "You have to look at what the tides are doing you have to look at what the weather’s doing.  You have to be in tune with it as you’re swimming and aware of what’s going to go on next.”

Another big one for Trent Grimsey

Trent Grimsey is without a doubt one of the greatest open water swimmers on the planet.  He’s the swam the English Channel faster than anyone, he’s won the FINA Grand Prix series and stood a top many podiums during his career. A couple of months ago he announced his retirement from open water swim racing.  However, a great athlete like Trent can’t be held back. He’s taken a courageous look at himself and realizes he’s got a lot more racing inside of him. So next up he’s got an eye on something truly mind-blowing; competing in 2015 Enduroman Arch to Arc Ultra Triathlon.  Here’s what Trent has to say about the next step in his athletic career:

Wendy Trehiou will be awarded 'The Churchill Award for Courage'

Hello swimmers and friends worldwide,

You will all remember Wendy Trehiou's incredible 39 hour epic two-way solo Channel swim this year.  Wendy is a cancer survivor who, having endured chemo and radiotherapy with all that that entails, got the all clear to train for her second solo Channel swim in 2012.  She completed that swim  in 15 hours on 26th June - the first to solo swim of the year.  That swim confirmed to Wendy that she wanted to try for a two-way Channel swim - a long held ambition and dream.   

High honour for Annaleise Carr

Annaleise Carr was joined by an unusual swimming companion when she jumped into the water last week – a seal.

Carr participated in an open water swim in Sandycove, Ireland when she visited the country to accept her World Open Water Swimming Association's 2012 Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference held in Cork, Ireland.

“It was really nice but it was freezing,” said Carr of the open water swim.

The Fairer Sex’s Best Marathon Open Water Swims of 2013

October 22, 2013 By Elaine Howley   This summer, a lot of media attention has been soaked up by a single open water swim. I’m not going to name it because I don’t want to give it yet more press, but you no doubt heard about it. The controversy that followed may appear unseemly to outsiders, but for those of us within the sport of marathon swimming, some very valid, sport-solidifying questions are being asked, and this is a necessary growing pain for the sport as a whole.

In the meanwhile, while everyone else was paying attention to that other swim, most people probably didn’t hear about some of the swims and amazing female athletes listed below. And that’s too bad, because these women are worth our awareness and attention. These ladies did not get tons of press—some not even a whisper in their local paper for their feats—but make no mistake: Lack of coverage does not equate to lack of stature. These are towering swims that deserve some serious celebration, and what better place to do that than within the supportive and encouraging Athleta Chi community?

Lost At Sea

Grove City’s Walter Poenisch achieved the unthinkable in 1978. The conniving of a 28-year-old Diana Nyad nearly ensured you wouldn’t know.

source: http://614columbus.com/article/5998/1380303188

Here's an editorial follow up in the October 614 magazine edition.

A Nuoto nei Mari del Globo - Messico, Chiapas - Canyon del Sumidero, 10^ tappa

Salvatore Cimmino was born in Torre Annunziata, in 1964.

When he was just 15, Salvatore suffered from a terrible osteosarcoma, and in order to save his life, his leg had to be amputated well above the knee.

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