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Robert Kent

Robert Kent
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VOWSA (Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association) has just added 3 great, and very different, races to the Global Swim Series. Along with the race just across the bay, the Nanimo Ocean Swim, on Vancouver Island, this makes 4 spectacularly beautiful...
With all the excitement around the GSS awards being announced last week it was easy to forget about what ended up being the last race of the season, the exciting GSS Pacific Championships. After having to postpone the GSS Pacific...
The Global Swim Series is proud to announce the 94th race to join the Series, as well as the 5th race in the United Arab Emirates: The incredible, 13th annual "Dubai Holding - Burj Al Arab Swim", which takes place...
After a successful first European Championships held in Camlough, Ireland in 2016, the second GSS Euro Champs will be in Austria. Specifically the "GSS – European Championship" for the 2016/17 season will be held in Mörbisch Am See, Austria, on...
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor...
Unless you are John Collins or one of the other 14 original Ironmen, you probably missed the first Ironman triathlon in Hawaii in 1978. And I'm quite sure you weren't at the first Olympics in 1896, or the first Boston...
And it is quite a jump. All swimmers know about escaping from Alcatraz, well this is kind of the east coast equivalent.  Except instead of escaping "from" Alcatraz, you are escaping "to" Lewes.  And that you do that by jumping about 12...
Another amazing swim on the Great Lakes is the Point to Lapointe Swim in Lake Superior, starting in Bayfield, Wisconsin. The race is actually pretty amazing in that despite the fact that it takes place in a small town in...
So the latest addition to the Global Swim Series is the "Change Your Latitude" swim in Sitka, Alaska.  And at 57 degrees north latitude it is literally (and figuratively!) off the beaten path. Change Your Latitude is a combined 10k/6k/3k/1k...