Endless Glory: Swim Like A Gold Medalist Or World Record Holder

Courtesy of WOWSA Ocean Fest, Redondo Beach, California.

After International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki finishes her 24-hour swim in the Endless Pools Fitness Systems E550 (from 11:00 am on Friday, October 4th to 11:00 am on Saturday, October 5th), the WOWSA Ocean Fest will hold special sessions for swimmers at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, California in the demonstration Endless Pool.

On Saturday, October 5th after 11:00 am, interested swimmers can participate in a challenging Endless Pool Experiment:

Option 1:
Try to swim at the average speed of the 2016 Rio Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands: 1:52:59.8 over 10 km in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He swam an average of 11:17.8 minutes per 1 kilometer or 1:07.8 pace per 100 meters.

The Endless Pool flow will be set at this pace and swimmers can see how long they can swim at Ferry’s gold medal pace.

Option 2:
Try to swim at the average speed in the 2016 Rio Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands: 1:56:31.1 over 10 km in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She swam an average of 11:39.2 minutes per 1 kilometer or 1:09.9 pace per 100 meters.

The Endless Pool flow will be set at this pace and swimmers can see how long they can swim at Sharon’s gold medal pace.

Option 3:
Try to swim at the average speed of Penny Dean of the USA during her one-way Catalina Channel crossing record: 7 hours 15 minutes over 32.3 km (20.2 miles) or 13:46 minutes per 1 kilometer or 1:22.6 per 100 meters.

The Endless Pool flow will be set at this pace. Swimmers can see how long they can swim at Penny’s Catalina Channel record-setting pace.

Option 4:
Try to swim at the average speed of John York of the USA during his two-way Catalina Channel crossing record: 16 hours 42 minutes over 64.6 km (40.4 miles) or 15:51 minutes per 1 kilometer or 1:30.5 per 100 meters.

The Endless Pool flow will be set at this pace. Swimmers can see how long they can swim at John’s Catalina Channel record-setting pace.

Option 5:
Try to swim at the average speed of Sarah Thomas of the USA during her four-way English Channel crossing record: 54 hours 10 minutes over 134 km (84 miles) or 24.25 minutes per 1 kilometer or 2:20.25 per 100 meter.

The Endless Pool flow will be set at this pace. Swimmers can see how long they can swim at Sarah’s English Channel record-setting pace.

For more information on the Endless Pools Fitness Systems E550, visit here.

To register for the 2019 WOWSA Ocean Fest, visit here.

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