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Diana Nyad - How to achieve impossible goals like swimming from Cuba to Florida

In this episode of the Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast, REI presents an interview on Adventure, Outdoors, and Travel with guest Diana Nyad.  In 2013 at the age of 64, Nyad became the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It took her about 53 hours. After years of training, four failed attempts, being stung by multiple box jellyfish, dealing …
Date: 15:52:15 05.04.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Goals, Endurance

Strongman Swimming Series 1 Episodes 1 to 3

The Red Bull series Strongman Swimming documents Ross Edgley’s incredible attempt to swim 40km with a 100lb tree tied to him between the Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Martinique. Episode 1 - Who is Ross?  Training the mind to undertake a challenge such as this is just as important as ensuring your body is in peak condition. So Ross visited the Royal Marines in their …
Date: 12:06:51 21.02.2018
Categories: General
Keywords:  Strength, Endurance, Mental

Sally Goble’s endurance and arctic swimming adventures

Episode I0 of the Live Beyond podcast featues a chat with Sally Goble, Head of Quality at the Guardian newspaper and swimmer extraordinaire. For her 50th birthday, Sally decided to swim a mile each day in 50 different pools in London for 50 days. A great celebration! Sally's love of endurance swimming all started with a somewhat random adventure swimming holiday in Greece. Since then, …
Date: 10:53:14 15.09.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Endurance

Beth French tackles Seven Oceans Swim Challenge

Milverton's Beth French was the first person to ever swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly - and now she is preparing to take another record-breaking dip in the ocean. The mother-of-one, who had to use a wheelchair as a teenager, will try to complete 7 of the world's toughest swims in a single calendar year - something that's never been done before! She's been talking to BBC …
Date: 16:50:22 26.03.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon, Endurance

By George that was a Talent Camp to remember

George Symonds of Clevedon ASC shares some of the great memories of the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp he attended for young athletes, coaches and officials. On arrival we were given our bags for the weekend. This consisted of a blue t-shirt which we had to wear that day, a pink top, a white one and a yellow one. Also I had a work booklet, hoodie, water bottle and lanyard.   …
Date: 09:54:47 15.01.2016
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Talent