training & coaching

Dolphin Club, San Francisco Cold bay water. No wetsuit. Care for a swim?

The full article by Hank Pellissier is posted (with picture series) on The Bay Citizen  on March 5, 2011 - 2:00 p.m. PST

Hardy, near-naked swimmers of the Dolphin Club are seen paddling in the bone-chilling waters of Aquatic Park on even the coldest days. The 134-year-old club in Fisherman’s Wharf maintains its adventurous tradition with numerous open-water races.

A Voice for the Sport: Open Water Safety

The original article is posted on pertnersite SwimmingWorldMagazine since March 3, 2011

PHOENIX, Arizona, March 3. IN the March issue of Swimming World Magazine, CEO Brent Rutemiller looks at some questions regarding Open Water Safety in this month's edition of A Voice for the Sport. The column is reprinted below:

5 MORE Open Water Swim Tips

The original article by ben greenfield is posted on Wellsphere since Feb 15 2011 7:08am

1. Head's Up to the Horizon

Swimming without sharks, responsible eco tourism

The original article by Catherine Mack is posted (with picture) on The Southern Star since Saturday February 12th, 2011

It took me years to recover from seeing the movie Jaws as a young teen. Nothing could persuade me that killer sharks weren’t hovering off the shores of the Irish Sea, to the point where a brush with a piece of slimy seaweed was enough to start me screaming. So, I still can’t believe that, 30-something years later, I was going on an open water swimming holiday. ‘Swimming’ and ‘holiday’ should have been an oxymoron in my case, but time had healed the Hollywood horrors and I had since rediscovered my love of swimming, albeit within the confines of a 25-metre pool.

The Ecosystem Of Open Water Swimming

The original article is posted on partnersite The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What is open water swimming? It can be hard to describe it comprehensively.

Depending on your preferred niche, you could describe open water swimming in any number of ways and based on a wide variety of types of swims.

USMS to Present Open Water Safety Conference

The original article is posted on paertnersite SwimmingworldMagazine since January 26, 2011

SARASOTA, Florida, January 26. SHARKS, jellyfish, currents, waves, hypothermia, hyperthermia and pollution – how are athletes protected in open water swimming events? This is the theme of the March 18 through March 20 "Protecting Athletes: Open Water Swimming Safety Conference" in San Francisco.

Leading distance swimmers in special training camp

The original article is posted on InfoNews since 25 January 2011, 5:30PM

New Zealand’s leading endurance swimmers, led by Commonwealth Games medallist Gareth Kean, are in a special training camp in Auckland this week.

Twenty-two of the country’s best long distance and endurance swimmers and their coaches are part of the Swimming New Zealand camp under the direction of High Performance Centre coach Mark Regan.

Open Water Swimming Tips

The original blog by Elaine K is posted on Respect All. Fear none since 2011/01/21

Training for your first open water swim can be pretty intimidating. My first OWS was part of my first triathlon! That may not have been my best idea, but swimming has always been my sport. I was a little more worried about completing the bike on my dad’s old road bike that was way too big for me. Anyway…

Turning Over In The Open Water - stroke counts

The original article is posted (with picture) on partner site The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Open Water Source has observed over the years how the fastest and the most accomplished open water swimmers have a relatively fast arm stroke turnover.