Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

From one thing, know ten thousand things,” was attributed to Miyamoto Musashi, a renowned undefeated Japanese swordsman (over 60 duels) and rōnin (samurai). He authored The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

Musashi’s pithy statement summarizes what the know-how of many channel, marathon and ice swimmers required to successfully complete a single swim.

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