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More Than You Want to Know About Shaving and Swim Performance

If you’ve been involved in swimming for any period of time, you know about the shaving tradition. This is where swimmer at big meets often shave virtually all available skin not covered by a bathing suit, with the exception of the eyebrows. 1,145 more words


February swimming in Loch Lomond

It is February, which usually mean summer and the middle of the ocean swim season in Sydney. Each weekend from the beginning of January to the middle of April there is a swim on somewhere in or near the city. 952 more words

Loch Lomond

Murray Rose swim at Malabar

Another Sunday in February in Sydney and that means another ocean swim race, and it was the turn of Malabar to host its event. This is the fourth year in a row I have competed in this event, which is one of the more pleasant Sydney swims. 889 more words

Sydney Ocean Swims

Dive into swimming history at Sydney Olympic Park

NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, Gabrielle Upton, formally opened the State’s newest sporting exhibition, ‘Dive into History’, at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, honouring the nation’s finest swimmers, diver and water polo players. 280 more words


Swimming to replace shame with fame

Coming off a year that displayed some of the worst characteristics of the Australian team, Swimming Australia intends to redress the balance by honouring all of the best in a hall of fame for the sport. 259 more words

International News

Murray Rose Malabar Magic

As we waited for the long swim we talked about the Irish Muppet and his intention to swim a 13 km race in Galway in July when the water may be as warm as 16 degrees (today it was around 24). 1,286 more words

Sydney Ocean Swims