June 25, 2015

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Featured Story - The Wetsuitman

Last winter two bodies were found in Norway and the Netherlands. They were wearing identical wetsuits. The police in three countries were involved in the case, but never managed to identify them. This is the story of who they were.

Featured Photo

Dave Van Mouwerik and a friend, swimming off Avila Beach, California.
Photo by Michael Dobrzensky.


Solo Swim Results

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

North Channel

  • Lukas Kowalczyk - 11:49

English Channel No successful solos

Catalina Channel

  • Hank Wise - 8:07 (mainland --> island)

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

  • Ivan Rabell - 9:09
  • Katherine Batts - 9:36
  • Helen Beveridge - 9:39 (triple crown)
  • Bob Fernald - 7:15
  • Rohan More - 7:43 (triple crown)

Strait of Gibraltar No successful solos.

END-WET 36-mile Red River Swim

Recent Discussions at the Marathon Swimmers Forum

(Comment totals since last newsletter in parentheses)

MIMS 2015 cheering section (22)
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Wetsuits, and Water Temperature (21)
Any Interest in a West Coast "Champion of Champions" in San Francisco? (20)
8 Bridges 2015 (20)
Triple Crown Question (16)
SWIMRUN - another triathlon fad? (11)
Low body fat = warm during swim? (11)
END-WET 2015 Registration is Open (9)
Positive Ideas and Thoughts for Long Swims (8)
What are your swimming goals for 2015? (7)
Groupings (e.g. Triple Crown, Oceans Seven, etc.) (7)
Stupid Newbie Question (5)
Tips on using the Forum (5)
Easy Goggle Mod for Bright Days (4)
Key West Swims? (4)
MIMS 2015 Questions (4)
Should MSF or WOWSA rules not allow swimmers banned for doping? (4)
Questions about Feeding (3)
Texas man dies during first leg (swimming) of Alcatraz triathlon (2)
Why the numbers on the pylons at the Chesapeake Bay Swim are screwy, I have the reason (2)
Loch Ness (2)
Three Rivers Marathon Swim (3RMS) (2)
Shark Shield effectiveness (2)
Kingdom Swim 2 Miles (2)
FKCC Swim Around Key West, 2015 (2)
Great websites (2)
The beaches of Llanes challenge in Asturias, Spain 25th July (1)
MIMS Class of 2015 (1)
Swim Ocean City, 9 miles, 20 July 2013 (1)

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