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 […]Read more "Ocean Wise Series – Building Safer, Stronger, Wiser and Faster Ocean Athletes and a Legion of Ocean Heroes"
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 […]Read more "Pack It Out or Please Get Out"
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 […]Read more "Streams to Sea and Sky"
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.Read more "Connect the Critical Three: Knowledge, Means & Desire (Repost from KEEN Blog)"
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 […]Read more "Mastering the Water from Above"
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When I first started trail running I considered wearing gloves to protect my hands because of the amount of time I was spending on the ground. After years of road running I was expecting each foot strike to be as stable and secure as the asphalt I had left behind. Eventually the scratches and bruises […]Read more "Open Water Swimming – The Trail Running of the Sea"