PEI expatriate completes swim in South Africa
- PEI expatriate completes swim in South Africa. // Active Living;Jan2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1, pN10
The article reports on a marathon swim completed by Prince Edward Islander Kristin Roe from Robben Island to Cape Town, South Africa. Roe became the first Canadian-born swimmer to accomplish such challenge. The time taken by Roe to cover the eight kilometer stretch is three hours and nine...
- Swimming into History. Dragovich, Debra // Highlights for Children;Oct2012, Vol. 67 Issue 10, p36
The article features swimmer Lynne Cox, which is considered the best cold-water long-distance swimmer in the world.
- The Strokes. Weiner, Jill // New York;7/2/2007, Vol. 40 Issue 24, p26
The article presents brief interviews with four swimmers who competed in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, which covers 28.5 miles. Swimmer Connor Bowman says it is much less boring than swimming in a pool. Alan Morrison's fear was the tough current they were going to swim against at the...
- SWIMMING. Groff, Lauren // Ploughshares;Spring2012, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p189
An essay is presented on swimming. The author reveals that if she was not a writer she will be an open-water swimmer which have different modes of pushing the same purpose. The author states that swimmers are learning to counteract their fear such as the possibility of drowning by singing and...
- Why my son swam the Mississippi for me. Irons, John S. // Medical Economics;02/22/99, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p180
Relates how the author's son swam the Mississippi River to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research. Event as a factor which forced the author to inform his patients and colleagues about his struggle with multiple sclerosis; Details of the swim; Media coverage of the event.
- SHE TAKES A LONG SWIM OFF A SHORT PIER. Levin, Dan // Sports Illustrated;12/06/1971, Vol. 35 Issue 23, p38
The article features 22-year-old Diana Nayd, who is known as the best woman distance swimmer in the world in 1971. Nayd previously trained as a tennis player but the sport was not meant for her and she discovered this truth after she joined the 1970 Labatt's International Ten-Mile Marathon Swim,...
- Team Chum in Channel challenge. // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;8/29/2008, Issue 2831, p22
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- Different strokes. // Australian Geographic;Oct-Dec2006, Issue 84, p14
The article reports on the success of the first ever 61-kilometer swim of the length of Lake Argyle in Kimberley, Western Australia, to raise funds for the benefit of the Royal Flying Doctor Service organization. About $100,000 was raised for the cause. Andrew Rosengren organized and was one of...
- To France and back for charity. // Professional Engineering;7/13/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 13, p14
Reports on the plans of consultant engineer Tim Cheesman to break a world record by swimming to France and back in Surrey, England in order to raise money for charity. Goal of Cheesman to be the oldest man to complete the event; Duration of Cheesman's training; Aim of the swimmer to raise money...