Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mobile Open Water Swimming Alerts

The Pacific Open Water Challenge organizer offers free Mobile Open Water Swimming Alerts to anyone who signs up at Pacific Open Water Challenge.

This site provides interesting insider information on open water swimming delivered daily to your mobile phone. The Mobile Open Water Alerts include text messages and photos.

Over the last few weeks, these are some of the Mobile Open Water Alerts that have been delivered:

Racing Tip: The Russian national team open water swimmers take 3 different types of hydration at different points during their major 10K races.

Beijing Olympics: 2 Israeli swimmers who qualified for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim were not approved by their federation to swim in the Olympics.

Open Water Heroes: Chloe Sutton, America's 10K swimmer in Beijing, did a 8:31 in the 800 free for 3rd at the US Olympic Trial.

Races around the World: Larisa Ilchenko of Russia, the undefeated 5K and 10K world champion since 2004, is expected to enter the Ocotber 2008 Tiburon Mile.

Open Water Heroes: Maarten van der Weijden, a leukemia survivor, sleeps in a high-altitude tent every night to prepare for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.

Swims around the World: 12 swimmers will attempt the 21-mile Catalina Channel this July and August. Water temperature in the channel is already 68 degrees.

Racing Tip: Experienced open water swimmers put 1-3 gel packs in their suits to take during 10K swims. If they miss a feeding, they can take a gel.

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