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Swimming With COWS From Coast To Coast

Courtesy of Carlsbad Open Water Swimming, Carlsbad, California.

Carlsbad Open Water Swimming is an ocean swimming pod of 1,046 members located north of San Diego.

Co-organizers Kurt Weiser and Chuck Deerinck explains, “We swim in the ocean in the mornings. We prefer waves to lane lines. We don’t mind if the water is cold. We can make it out through the break, body surf and see dolphins. We like it when water drips out of our nose three hours after a workout and can tell the water temperature to within a degree.

We lose goggles when the ocean decides to take them from us and measure our swims by city blocks, not laps.”

For more information about Carlsbad Open Water Swimming, visit here.

The COWS in Carlsbad have a similar group on the other side of the American continent that refers itself to C.O.W.S. (Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers), an open water swimming pod in Tennessee that was founded by Karah Nazor and organizes the 10-mile Swim the Suck event through the Tennessee River Gorge.

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