Great moves in open water swimming
From OpenwaterpediaGreat moves in open water swimming history include so many examples of incredible, courageous, unselfish, speedy acts in the open water by swimmers, coaches, kayakers, escort pilots, support crew and officials. A few of the many acts include the following:
- Ted Erikson of the U.S.A. turning off the lights of his escort boat during the 60-mile Jim Moran Lake Michigan Swim Challenge in order to sneak up and catch Abou Heif of Egypt.
- Alex Meyer of the U.S.A. and Valerio Cleri of Italy going back and forth against each other during the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships in lac St-Jean, Canada.
- Fran Crippen of the U.S.A. coming back to help his friend and teammate Alex Meyer at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Marine Stadium, Long Beach.
- Larisa Ilchenko of Russia making her trademark move, The Ilchenko, to win the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China.
- Lewis Pugh of Great Britain deciding to swim breaststroke on his 1 km swim in Lake Pumori on the Khumbu Glacier on Mount Everest in May 2010 at 5,200m altitude.
- Kevin Murphy of Great Britain preparing for the third and final challenge race against Des Renford of Australia in Loch Ness.
- Rick Walker of the U.S.A. serving as a FINA referee saving Australian marathon swimmer Kate Brookes-Peterson in the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome.
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Lake Michigan
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - lac St-Jean
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Mount Everest
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Rome
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming - Marine Stadium
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History – Beijing