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A look back: Auckland Harbour Swim

Greta decided a while ago that my birthday was too close to Christmas, and given the fact that we were likely to be in different countries on the day of the 20th of December (until we arrange some sort of … Continue reading

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Vasaloppet

Greta, her brother Aron and I are set to take part in the Öppet Spår (“Open Track”) version of the legendary Vasaloppet. The Vasaloppet is a marathon cross-country skiing race of 90 kilometers between the towns of Sälen and Mora … Continue reading

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A look back: Swimming in Sweden – part II

First a little bit of chronology: I’ve been living in France between 1985 and 2006, in Ireland between 2006 and 2010, in Sweden for 6 months between July and December 2010, in New-Zealand for most of 2011 and I’ve moved … Continue reading

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A look back: Swimming in Sweden – part I

I was lucky enough to get to live in Sweden for a duration of 6 months in 2010. Not in Göteborg or Malmö, certainly not in Stockholm and less even in Helsinki*. It is Hudiksvall, also known as Happy Hudik, … Continue reading

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A look back: 22. Int. Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen

After being a bit late in 2008, I eventually managed to sign up for the 2009 Crossing of Lake Zurich due to take place at the end of July. The race has become so popular that you HAVE TO send … Continue reading

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Breaststroke

My favorite stroke from 2004 until 2006. At a time when I was swimming almost exclusively in the pool and open-water was only once a year in Annecy. I went down to about 37″xx and 1’20″xx for 50 and 100m … Continue reading

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