Ocean Wise Series – Building Safer, Stronger, Wiser and Faster Ocean Athletes and a Legion of Ocean Heroes

Swimming is an intellectual pursuit, and of all the disciplines ocean swimming rewards those who can take a vast amount of knowledge, an intimate awareness of every moment and apply both to moving across the waves.   Winter pool time is spent mastering lane etiquette, stroke mechanics and interval protocols beside turbulence decreasing lane lines, but […]

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Pack It Out or Please Get Out

I have been quiet for a while writing for some other projects rather than myself.  I hate to start back negative, but I feel life on a vacation island along with a political climate that only sees the oceans as potential oil fields has struck a nerve.  I challenge you to stand outside a grocery […]

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Streams to Sea and Sky

How can changing behaviors and regulations positively and negatively impact the health and wellbeing of our oceans and communities even far from shore?  “President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal […]

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Connect the Critical Three: Knowledge, Means & Desire (Repost from KEEN Blog)

Ocean Positive’s Unified Team trains athletes in the surf lifesaving sports of open water prone paddling and swimming. Not long ago, some of these athletes may have been surfers, swimmers or lifeguards, with goals that involved activities in the water before a single event forever altered how or even if those goals could be achieved. We wanted to join them in achieving their goals of becoming independent and empowered.

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Mastering the Water from Above

Mastering the Water from Above: Prone Paddleboarding for Triathletes & Open Water Swimmers The groundwork for swimming stronger in the open water may be laid in the pool, but the breakthrough is always going to come when you learn how to read the water and understand how changing waves, wind and currents affect how you […]

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