Endless Pools News: open water swimmers

An Open Water Swimmer Takes an Endless Pool for a "Test Drive"

How do you try an Endless Pool® for yourself? You simply ask us to try before you buy! This account of an actual Endless Pools test-swim comes from the Rob Aquatics blog. Rob D. is an open water swimmer and Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association board member; he lives in ...

Open Water Training in an Endless Pool

Scott "The Yesdoc" Richards, MD, a member of the exclusive Triple Crown Club, trains in an Endless Pool. We asked him why: 10K swimmer: Why do you train in the Endless Pools Swimming Machine when you live in San Diego, a beautiful city that is abundant with open water swimmers ...

“My Mind’s a Movie Theatre”: Katie Benoit on the Mental Aspect of UltraSwimming

Swimming the Oceans Seven is more than just a physical challenge; it’s a mental one too. We asked open water swimmer, full-time police officer, and mom Katie Benoit about her mental training. It’s worth noting that she swims with extra determination as her major swims are dedicated to raising funds ...

Katie Benoit: My Oceans Seven Training Routine

We’ve been following Katie Benoit as she trains to complete the Oceans Seven to raise funds and awareness for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. She’s already completed three of the seven open-water swims. As she prepares for #4, she shared her training routine as well as some of the challenges ...

Harvard's Alex Meyer Wins 10K National Championship, Qualifies for Worlds

Alex Meyer won the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water 10K Championship, after the Harvard University graduate tracked down Sean Ryan in the Castaic Lake, California race. Meyer swam a smart, patient race, waiting to make his move until the final 100 meters to capture a spot in the 2013 ...

World Record Holder Julie Bradshaw's Endless Pools Workout

Training for a long distance, outdoor and English Channel swim can be a daunting experience. I’ve been doing this now since I was 14 years old, but until 3 years ago, I’d always had to venture to some outdoor stretch of water to acclimatise...

Ultra swimmer completes 111 mile swim

During the dog days of summer, many folks find it appealing to spend some time splashing around in the water. August 19th, 2011 one San Francisco man and Endless Pool owner completed one of the longest river swims in history. Jamie Patrick, a sales manager at an office supply company ...

The Times: Bradshaw channelling all her efforts into New York

People who want to see the Statue of Liberty from the water usually take a boat. Julie Bradshaw is different. Next week, Britain's record-breaking English Channel swimmer leaves for New York to compete for the first time in the prestigious Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. Since Bradshaw will be covering the ...

Seeking the crown: English Channel awaits San Marcos swimmer

SAN MARCOS -- Growing up on the Florida coast, Scott Richards was an accomplished swimmer, setting records from the age of 8 all the way through college, but he always knew something was missing. So in 1978, while on summer break, he found what he was looking for -- open-water ...

For Roger North, Marathon Swimming Begins at Home

Roger North wants another try at swimming 45 km across New Zealand's Lake Wanaka. This time, he's training for the marathon swim in the Performance Endless Pool in his backyard ... that is, when his 5- and 8-year-old daughters aren't playing in it!

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