It started two years ago. I run a summer arts festival in Munich called the Kulturstrand, at the Ludwigsbrücke, a bridge that stands over the river Isar, where I have an office. I work there most days and when I do, I swim there.
In 1927, Chicago financier William Wrigley Jr. sought to promote an island he had bought by staging a 20.2-mile marathon swim. Hopefuls flocked to California, desperate for fame and fortune, and their derring-do riveted the nation. In the end, though, almost everyone was left dissatisfied and disappointed.
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Cara asks: I’m considering adding swimming to my training this season. Do you have any suggested workouts that are good for runners? Whether the goal is to add variety to your training routine or practice for a triathlon, swimming can provide a host of benefits for runners.
Open water racing is both a fun pastime for pool swimmers as well as a unique sport comprised of its own set of rules and skills. Many open water champions begin their careers in the pool and then transition over into open water racing.
By Loretta Race on SwimSwam Swimming Australia announced that the 2018 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships will remain at Brighton Beach in Adelaide, but participants should expect some notable changes at next year’s event. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Swimming Australia Updates Open Water Event Bylaws