Category: swimming

A Look at New York City’s 20 Bridges Swim

Kris Rutford and Gary Antonick met just once. Little did Rutford know, that encounter would change his life.

Rutford and his college friend Bob Mizelle took turns swimming the English Channel in 1987 and 1988. During his go in ’88, Rutford met Antonick, who also swam the Channel that year. Antonick told Rutford of another distance swim that might be of interest: the 20 Bridges Swim. Continue reading “A Look at New York City’s 20 Bridges Swim”

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Why Ben Lecomte is Swimming the Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte fell in the love with the ocean when his father first taught him to swim when he was five years old. It was from this love of the world’s waters and his father that motivated Lecomte to swim across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998. Continue reading “Why Ben Lecomte is Swimming the Pacific Ocean”

Diego Lopez is Swimming Off Every Continent in the Name of Clean Oceans

Diego Lopez was swimming in the awe-inspiring, crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea as part of the Swim for Haiti 10K. As he steadily progressed toward the finish at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort, a plethora of marine wildlife would pass by— sea turtles, fish, coral in all colors of the rainbow, those pesky jellyfish. Continue reading “Diego Lopez is Swimming Off Every Continent in the Name of Clean Oceans”

IRONMAN Pros Offer Their Advice for Aspiring Triathletes

As if running, swimming, and cycling a long distance wasn’t enough of a challenge, these three events are combined into a grueling test of physical and mental endurance known as the triathlon. Continue reading “IRONMAN Pros Offer Their Advice for Aspiring Triathletes”

Arthur Guérin-Boëri Sets Freediving Record Under Ice

How long can you hold your breath? Probably not that long. Now try imagine doing that while swimming underwater. Pretty tough, right? Finally, imagine holding your breath and swimming 175 meters (574 feet) under a sheet of solid ice. Well, that’s what Arthur Guérin-Boëri did in Finland, setting a world record for the longest freedive under ice. Continue reading “Arthur Guérin-Boëri Sets Freediving Record Under Ice”

Why This Woman Swims Naked In Welsh Mountain Lakes

Artist and filmmaker Natasha Brooks grew up in the rural Pennine Hills of West Yorkshire, England. Brooks and her siblings were usually found playing outdoors with sticks, mud and farm animals. They were also drawn to the nearby rivers and bodies of water, particularly in the summer months. Continue reading “Why This Woman Swims Naked In Welsh Mountain Lakes”