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Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water

Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers--and bragging rights that last all winter. In this Time, The Brief podcast Jamie Ducharme welcomes you to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new.  View Ducharme's …
Date: 17:27:44 06.03.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Cold, Ice

250 Lakes

Vivienne Rickman-Poole is an artist and cold water swimmer who set herself a challenge to swim all 250 lakes in Snowdonia. In May 2015 Director Tom Eagar spent an afternoon with her at Llyn Llydaw to find out what swimming meant to If you'd like to find out more about Vivienne and her work visit www.viviennerickmanpoole.co.uk. Sound Recording and Cover Image by Liz Seabroo…
Date: 11:42:55 27.02.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Documentary

Strokes for Gold

Part 1 features a look at America's best swimmers from 1973 to 76: Shirley Babashoff, Tim Shaw, Greg Jagenburg, John Naber, John Hencken and coach George Haines along with host Don Schollander, the star of the 1964 Olympic Games. Footage of the 1976 Olympic Trials and AAU Nationals, Frank Keefe at the John DuPont Pool - a look back at the days of AAU swimming leading up the 1976 Olympic Games.…
Date: 11:45:25 06.10.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Archive, ISHOF