[YouTube video] [Narrator] Day breaks. And almost miraculously, despite five hours of complete darkness and grueling conditions, Evan’s swim is still just on track to break the speed record. But even though time is on his side, Evan’s will to push on teeters on the brink. [Evan] I wasn’t motivated. There was no goal I had in… Read more »
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In life it’s often necessary to convince oneself to do something one doesn’t want to do, in order to realize future rewards (physical, financial, emotional). I experience this life truth in microcosm, every morning I swim in San Francisco Bay in the winter. I hate getting up early (I’m a night-owl — always have been)…. Read more »
UPDATE: Swim has been postponed to Sunday, due to high winds and a small craft advisory. Tomorrow morning, while most sane people are sleeping in, a few friends and I will swim 17.5 miles from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and into New York Harbor, finishing at South Cove in lower Manhattan…. Read more »
My 2011 open water season officially begins this Saturday, at the Nike Swim Miami. The 10K main event is scheduled for 10am EDT, and will be streamed live on the web at Swimming World TV (and syndicated here). There’s a new venue this year – the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island. According to the promotional materials,… Read more »
Is Lance Armstrong doing a 2.4-mile open water race in Lake Travis tomorrow? April Fools’ joke or most famous open water swimmer… ever?
Some people do the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim as a “warm-up” for one of the triple crown swims. And it makes sense: Tampa is early in the season, 8 weeks before MIMS and more than 3 months before high season for channel crossings. But thinking of Tampa as a “warm-up” might tempt a person to… Read more »
The view from my window (w/ apologies to Andrew Sullivan). This weekend: the Cascade Lakes Swim Series & Open Water Festival, at Elk Lake, Oregon. 5 races over 3 days; 11K at 4900 feet elevation. Full report to follow, but watch my Twitter feed (@pointswim) for interim dispatches.