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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 9,213
Posted By DavidBarra
I agree Katie.

I agree Katie.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 9,213
Posted By DavidBarra
http://www.swimmerbuddy.com/

http://www.swimmerbuddy.com/
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-23-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 11,678
Posted By DavidBarra
I have a big heavy prototype... i think the newer...

I have a big heavy prototype... i think the newer models are lighter and more waterproof. While I think they do offer a small level of protection, one should not be led into the false sense that...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,337
Posted By DavidBarra
Naj, Nice swim! I had a similar experience at...

Naj, Nice swim!
I had a similar experience at Brighton Beach 1/1/12: http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=19658
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,916
Posted By DavidBarra
Electrolytes in OW

In 2010, I swam a bunch of marathons. I used a combination of products to feed on.... EFS, Maxim, Perpetuem, Ginger Tea with agave nectar....

For the Maui Channel, Tampa Bay, and MIMS I used EFS...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-18-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,666
Posted By DavidBarra
Follow Up Article

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/nyregion/marathon-swimmers-finish-hudson-river-trek.html?emc=eta1
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,459
Posted By DavidBarra
There is an odd thing that happens sometime...

There is an odd thing that happens sometime during a long swim and though it would seem like the exact opposite of what one should perceive but... time disappears. I try to feed at 20 minute...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,602
Posted By DavidBarra
it would be dishonest for me to make the claim...

it would be dishonest for me to make the claim that i've always been comfortable in cool water, but knowing people who were extending their outdoor swim season into the winter months inspired me to...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-30-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,287
Posted By DavidBarra
my...

my blog:

http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=11623

the pictures were taken by fiona laughlin
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,406
Posted By DavidBarra
congrats all! looks like a mini kona camp...

congrats all!
looks like a mini kona camp reunion!

i saw some video of the event.... huge waves, very exciting!
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,287
Posted By DavidBarra
thank you all for following my 8/1 swim! a few...

thank you all for following my 8/1 swim!
a few more days in the UK and i'll be back home and ready to pen my recap of this life changing experience.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-31-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,349
Posted By DavidBarra
had a 10 foot blue shark follow me for a bit on...

had a 10 foot blue shark follow me for a bit on my catalina swim last week. i didn't see it, but i did notice everyone on board my support boat staring and pointing. i don't watch shark week.
Forum: Freestyle 04-04-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,991
Posted By DavidBarra
hello westy, i'll try my best to answer these...

hello westy,
i'll try my best to answer these points.... in bold
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 6,428
Posted By DavidBarra
ken, i used straight zinc oxide, but still caught...

ken,
i used straight zinc oxide, but still caught a bit more of a tan than i would have liked. willie and terry used some sport sunscreens that seemed to work better, but any spots missed were...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-25-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 6,428
Posted By DavidBarra
Maui Channel Swim 3/21/10

On the morning of March 21st, Terry Laughlin, Willie Miller, and I (+ a crew of 5), set out to swim between Lanai and Maui.

What a day it was!
Clare and I slept with the patio door open last night...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 7,240
Posted By DavidBarra
tough technically a river, the damed sections of...

tough technically a river, the damed sections of the colorado near austin function more like lakes. if this is one of the ASA events organized by keith bell and sandy neilson-bell, you will be good...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-29-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 7,614
Posted By DavidBarra
its not guarded, but there are no signs posted...

its not guarded, but there are no signs posted so..... seems like fair game.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-29-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 7,614
Posted By DavidBarra
there is a cove on the north side of the...

there is a cove on the north side of the saugerties lighthouse where i've swum.
easy access and its weedy enough to keep boaters out.

i plan to find a few more spots come spring.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-27-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 7,614
Posted By DavidBarra
I have been training with Terry for a bunch of...

I have been training with Terry for a bunch of years and along with Willie Miller swam the EC relay on Sept 19. My focus is almost exclusively on open water, and in 2009, I swam over 100 miles of...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-17-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,349
Posted By DavidBarra
MY TEXT IS BOLD CAPS I 'ended' my season in...

MY TEXT IS BOLD CAPS
I 'ended' my season in 56F, but mainly because I no longer had company (mainly on shore as I swam solo mostly in my 'private' little cove) and even I didn't want to be that...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,349
Posted By DavidBarra
john.... the dark side is strong! you can't...

john.... the dark side is strong! you can't resist it forever.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,349
Posted By DavidBarra
Sub 50

Naji,
I took my first sub 50 degree swim last Sunday at Brighton Beach. It was actually 48 (about 6 degrees colder than my 2008 coldest swim)

I kept my suit on. Here are a couple of words about the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 10,887
Posted By DavidBarra
i think there are benefits to working with all...

i think there are benefits to working with all the competitive strokes even if you only wish to compete in freestyle (open water or long distance)

it works different muscle groups and breaks up long...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,940
Posted By DavidBarra
Looking forward to TB this year. I did this as a...

Looking forward to TB this year.
I did this as a 2 person relay last year and loved the chop, the dolphins, and the company!

I will certainly stay an extra day ..... to sleep... this year.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-17-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,198
Posted By DavidBarra
Naj, It was a great day for a swim. Sorry we...

Naj,
It was a great day for a swim.
Sorry we didn't get to chat afterward.

There are many great swims to be had in the bay and to date I have done:
-Golden Gate to Chrissy Field
-Alcatraz (guided by...
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