“To test the durability of our fins we use this special machine. Every model of fins, of blades, has to pass a 60 hours underwater test”. We’re at the @omersub_official factory in Italy learning just how rigorous Omer’s quality control is. The bottom line: Omer gear is the real deal. 🙌
238 bike photos taken at Anglian Water Duathlon and not one of them with me in 😂 So here's a 📸 of me in a lake instead.
I've not done a Triathlon in 4 years but I've been back in the pool since November swimming A LOT and planning on doing (funnily enough) the Anglian Water Triathlon in May.
Last time I ran out the water I think I knocked a rack of bikes over and tripped over my wetsuit, so if you want entertainment, you know where to be!
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Super Phantom 6’5 back in showroom. If anyone has a mini mal not in use I need to borrow one for photo and surf comparisons now we have our big SP 7 back and the J bay 6’4 Crossbreed on its way. Just needs to be functional.
Grace à @swim_academy_stages_natation , les spécialistes des stages de natation pour Triathlètes, le salon du triathlon / VÉLO IN PARIS sera l'occasion de vous perfectionner en natation !
Analyse vidéo, exercices techniques... Réservez vite votre créneau ! Rendez vous sur
FINALLY a successful swim test and milestone: +500m in ice water, 593m to be exact ❄️
Below are some thoughts on the two tests in January...
GOAL: When we left for Iceland in the beginning of January, it was with the goal of making the first significant progress in regards to the ice swim after the failed attempt in Greenland. .
FIRST TEST: Not knowing what awaited, but with the hopes and confidence high, a “new" and better swimsuit (I borrowed Jan’s surf suit), I went in the water on the first day. But the first swim test went horrible as I only managed to complete 65 meters properly. My face was directly exposed to the ice water (0 degrees Celsius), which caused constant brain freezes that only made it possible to have the head in the water for 5-10 seconds... Bare in mind that this was also before the ice challenge. However, having the head under ice water is a completely different game. And I couldn’t manage the pain at that time.
SECOND TEST: But two days later I was back in the water. We found the perfect spot. And with a new diving mask to cover my forehead and vaseline all over my face, I finally managed to have a successful swim test and achieving the first swim milestone: +500 meters in ice water. I did set the milestone relatively conservative, because remember it’s the small steps and progress that counts. And if you need a win, make it a little easier 😉
THE FEELING NOW? Although there is still some meters to go. I’m again very confident about the swim. I managed to stay warm, only my fingers were quite cold. So the question is:
WHY NOT LONGER? The reason I didn’t keep going was mainly because I had troubles with my sight as water came into the diving mask, as it wasn’t placed right or fitted exactly. Meaning that I swam the distance with only half an eye opened, when I breathed to the right side (you can see how much water comes out of the mask, when I take it off in the video). So when I had pushed it past 500m, the milestone had been achieved, and I knew I could take it further. But no excuses, I’ll soon push this to a 4 digits distance 💪🏼
Appreciate your continued support and making all this happen! 💙🤘🏼
Santa Barbara resident Mark Okrusko was surfing Rincon, one of his favorite breaks, when he wiped out and was held beneath the water by the waves. “While I was waiting for the white water to release me,” Okrusko said, “I came up with the idea of a suit designed with an extra breath of air.” His inspiration led to his first invention: the Breathvest, a wetsuit with an air bladder in the chest that would provide swimmers with a small air supply. While the goal was to help surfers have an extra breath of air, Okrusko soon realized: “The air bladder made it easier for people to float and swim in water. People who wore the suit loved how they could swim so easily. So I came up with the idea for the Floater.” Instead of an inflatable air bladder, Okrusko developed a patented foam pad so people could float, and founded the company Airtime Watertime. While the first suit was aimed at surfers and water sports enthusiasts, the second suit found an unexpected audience. “We started getting orders from people with disabilities, people who had suffered mobility injuries, and people who were afraid to swim but wanted to get back in the water. They were searching on the Internet for some kind of suit that would keep them afloat.” One of its new fans was a recovering quadriplegic and Santa Barbara resident, Gustavo Ritterstein. In 2013, Ritterstein suffered an ATV accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. With physical therapy and the use of the Floater wetsuit, Ritterstein said, “I was able to swim in the ocean again for the first time in years. With the suit on in the water, I was just like everyone else. You couldn’t tell I was disabled.” “We didn’t start out to change lives,” said Okrusko. “We just wanted to make swimming a little safer and fun. But every week, someone writes us to say how we’ve helped get them back in the water. It’s amazing”
This has basically been my face for this entire trip 🤣😁💯 (especially this day!🐊)
Can’t wait to share this encounter on YouTube soon! Make sure you subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss it! (link in bio)💜🤫