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Rewind: Swimming

Our roundup of the hardest open water swims mentioned that the 100-mile plus swim between Cuba and Florida is nearly impossible, the only successful attempt having been made by a swimmer inside a shark cage. About that. 64-year-old Diana Nyad, one of endurance swimming's greats, completed the epic

20 years later, correspondent Jason Heaton rediscovers the Francisco Morazan

72 Hours in South Manitou Island

The wreck of the Francisco Morazan lies 300 yards off the southeast coast of Michigan’s South Manitou Island. Most of her torn bulk rises out of Lake Michigan, home to a loud and smelly community of gulls and cormorants. From

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Vasa Trainer Pro

Every four years, the Olympics come along and gym memberships go through the roof. After watching chiseled swimmers climb out of the pool night after night, we all think a few laps in the pool will make us look like Lochte.

Everything you need to live it up

Roundup: Memorial Day Weekend

Looking to make your extended weekend celebration extra memorable? Well, our editors have culled through our latest posts to help provide some last minute inspiration for your Memorial Day weekend, whether the festivities are at your place, or elsewhere. You


Powerbreather Snorkel

While we're big fans of running (barefoot or not), it's hard to beat swimming for a full-body, heart rate jacking workout. Unsurprisingly, what keeps people out of the pool is the fear of breathing, or, rather, lack thereof. Well fear no more,

For the Slightly Less Masochistic Among Us

Blueseventy Swim Socks


There are two camps of open-water swimmers - the purists who wear nothing but a Speedo and those who swaddle themselves in neoprene. If you're one of the masochists who prefer to swim au naturel, or are an aspiring English Channel

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Finis Aqua Pulse Swimming Heart Rate Monitor

finnis-aqua-pulse-heart-rate-monitor1By Gear Patrol Reader: Mark Vann In the world of heart rate monitoring, there are a lot of options for runners and terrestrial training. Swimmers, however, are faced with fewer options and more cumbersome equipment. Enter, Finis Aqua Pulse. A heart rate