Mike Gustafson Productions created a very fun slice of open water swimming life from Huntington Beach, California for SwimNetwork. A bunch of local swimmers provided their thoughts and insights on channel swimming and the sport in general as they practice around piers and through surf…with an ending that you do not want to miss by Catalina Channel swimmer Hank Wise.

“…they keep going even under the most adverse conditions…”
“…you do an 8-hour training swim…”
“…you want to give the pier pylons a low-5…”
“…feel his body, it is ice-cold…”
“…it is like getting to swim in an aquarium…”
“…there are no limits…it is a big salty lane…”
“…you find a peace within yourself
“…it feels so free…it’s all nature…it’s beautiful…”
“…it is all around you…it is engulfed in it…”
“…the freedom and the fear that I feel out there…”
“…we become life-long friends…”

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Outstanding footage courtesy of Mike Gustafson Productions.

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