How Failure Can Help You Make Your Dreams Come True

I’ve always been of the belief that you can turn your biggest failures into your biggest feats! Who else thinks like me? What biggest flop have you turned around? One of the strangest learnings of my 55 years has been since my dear Mum (and friend Fran Crippen) passed away on 23rd October 2010. More so the past eight months I have grappled questioning my purpose and self-worth. Questioning the meaning of all of “this”? I fought the good fight (“funny that”, I hear you saying, for those … [Read more...]

Reboot Your New Year Resolutions…

Can you believe it is February already...  and we've all had a month of opportunity to give our New Year’s resolutions a good red hot go. New changes and new habits have been made and you are all feeling good about the “new you”. Wait. What? Oh you haven’t quite achieved what you set out to do. You are not quite the “new you” you had imagined. Hello... you’ve had a whole month, what have you been doing the past 31 days? In all seriousness, I know this can be disappointing. You … [Read more...]

Xtream Dream Makes The Impossible Possible For Nyad

"Remember when they said they couldn't land a man on the moon? Remember when they said no man could run a sub-4 minute mile? Remember when they said no man could climb Mt Everest? Remember when they said no am could swim the English Channel? And again... Until 3rd September ... Remember when they said no one, could swim solo from Cuba to Florida... It was humanly impossible due to the surmountable obstacles? And again... The Indominable human spirit has prevailed defying the odds, … [Read more...]

Nyad Closer Than Ever to Completing Historic Cuba to Florida Swim

A huge congratulations to Diana Nyad and her team - making history as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage in a marathon 110 mile open water swim in 53 hours. Photo by Nyad Xtreme Dream By: Jenny Marder Two miles from the shore, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad stops to thank her team. Photo by Nyad Xtreme Dream. Just before 11 am on Monday morning, despite exhaustion, a swollen tongue and lips and bad abrasions from her jellyfish mask, 64-year-old endurance athlete … [Read more...]

Nyad Completes Historic Cuba to Florida Swim

A huge congratulations to Diana Nyad and her team - making history as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage in a marathon 110 mile open water swim in 53 hours. Photo by Nyad Xtreme Dream By: Jenny Marder Two miles from the shore, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad stops to thank her team. Photo by Nyad Xtreme Dream. Just before 11 am on Monday morning, despite exhaustion, a swollen tongue and lips and bad abrasions from her jellyfish mask, 64-year-old endurance … [Read more...]

A swim spanning nations

A Newfoundlander with a penchant for open-water swimming has completed a journey from this province's shores to foreign land - albeit through a 7.5-kilometre swim. Jordan Wood, who is from Grand Bank and now lives in San Francisco, swam from Little Green Islands to the island of St-Pierre in approximately 2 1/2 hours on Aug. 9. A swim coach in the coastal California city, Wood has previously taken part in open-water swims from the infamous Alcatraz Island in San Francisco and as part of a relay … [Read more...]

Tactics & Techniques of Elite Open Water Swimmers

Tactics & Techniques of Elite Open Water SwimmersThe entire video was shot on site at the thrilling 2010 USA 10 k Open Water Championships in Long Beach, CA. Watch Fran Crippen, Chip Petterson, Andrew Gemmell, and Alex Meyer battle for the Gold. "This DVD inserts you directly into the race, immersing you into never before seen action - at times brutal, at times thrilling, but never dull."Continue reading.... … [Read more...]

Reymond Axel, Martina Grimaldi Take Home Titles at FINA Open Water Grand Prix Stop | SWIMMING WORLD

Reymond Axel, Martina Grimaldi Take Home Titles at FINA Open Water Grand Prix StopReymond Axel, Martina Grimaldi Take Home Titles at FINA Open Water Grand Prix Stop | SWIMMING WORLDContinue reading.... … [Read more...]

Words of Wisdom: 8 Famous Quotes to Help You Embrace Fear and Achieve Success

Words of Wisdom: 8 Famous Quotes to Help You Embrace Fear and Achieve ... - LinkedIn TodayWhen offering career advice to young professionals and entrepreneurs, the two things that always top my list are to find a mentor and to read voraciously. Throughout the course of my life, I have been blessed with multiple mentors -- mostly teachers, professors, bosses or colleagues. In addition, I have gathered useful advice from reading, and observing the actions of individuals who I identify as some of … [Read more...]

Open Water Swimming – Drafting

Swimming in a pack is a skill in itself. It is often an anxiety ridden, turbulent situation. In this clip from "Open Water Swimming: Skills, Techniques and Race Tips," you'll see how proper drafting can increase efficiency, minimize fatigue and relax those competitive nerves. https://www.endurancefilms.com/store/blog/triahtlon-videos-open-water-swimming-drafting/ 0:12 - Drafting in swimming - is it a good thing?Continue reading.... … [Read more...]

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