Author Archives: MJM

Your Inner Fish

I followed one of Elizabeth’s links about Tiktaalik, our fish ancestor, and found this PBS show: Your Inner Fish. If you watch it, tell us what you think!

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The Hellespont Swim website

Here’s the link to Swim Hellespont

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Artwork Related to Leanne Shapton’s “Jaws”

Here are the Winslow Homer paintings: The Gulf Stream and Sharks (The Derelict). Here is the John Singleton Copley painting: Watson and the Shark. And here is the Damien Hirst installation: The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of … Continue reading

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The Fastest Five Miles of My Life: Lowcountry Splash 2014

Originally posted on 10 mile swim:
Yesterday I swam the fastest five miles of my life. I have never swum so fast before, and it is unlikely that I will ever swim so fast again. I was swimming in a river…

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Wild Swimming

A couple wild swimming links for you: Wild Swimming (they publish books and disseminate information about wild swimming, primarily in the UK and rest of Europe) The Outdoor Swimming Society (another UK group)

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NBA Star Learning to Swim at Age 28

A video from The Fumble about Brandon Bass, who plays for the Boston Celtics, learning to swim. An article from the Boston Globe contains more information.

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Cullen Jones gives Tamron Hall a swimming lesson

Video and news report from NBC.

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