Swimming in 8 degree water, BRRRRR!
Putting our thermal lined wetsuit to the test, professional triathlete Eric Lagerstrom dove into the frigid Sandy River last month! Tired of the same old comfortable and warm pool routine, Eric decided to try something a little different. While cold water swims may not become a staple in his training plans, the scenery was definitely beautiful! Check out the video produced by Transition Four of his river swim. Feeling Chilly? Make sure you have the best thermal swim gear to keep you warm.
Reflecting On San Juan Islands SwimRun
2 October 2018 Following the success of the Casco Bay Islands SwimRun event over the last three years, race organizer SwimRun USA looked to expand, deciding to bring this unique team competition to the Northwest corner of the United States. The inaugural San Juan Islands SwimRun promised an endless array of trails, views for days and crystal clear mountain lakes. For many of the participants and spectators, especially those from the Pacific Northwest, this would be their first taste of this emerging sport. Did it hold up to the promise? SwimRun USA's Lars Finanger chats with athletes at the pre-race briefing. On September 22, athletes convened...
World #1 Alys Thomas’ Preparation for European Champs
Alys Thomas has sat proudly at the top of the 200m butterfly FINA world rankings since that stunning 2:05.45 gold medal winning swim at Australia’s Commonwealth Games in April. She’s now got a busy schedule at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships, but Sunday’s 200 fly is the focus for the 27 year-old Swansea, Wales based swimmer. Her swim on the Gold Coast was a breakthrough international medal that took years of patience and perseverance, including overcoming injures that have forced her to practice underwater skills relentlessly while arm injuries prevented her from swimming on the surface. We caught up...