Pan-American Colibrí Swim

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Dan Simonelli is one of twelve swimmers who will participate in the Pan-American Colibrí Swim, a 10 km cross-border swim from California to Tijuana, Mexico, on 5 May 2017. While the other swimmers come from South Africa and Israel, Dan is the only ‘local’ swimmer. Talking to the Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Dan explains the course and history ...

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Swim Preparation

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Swimming is an amazing sport. It challenges individuals to overcome obstacles, set short-term and long-term goals, be disciplined, develop time management skills, learn values of hard work and determination, and demonstrate the courage it takes to push your body to its limits. A topic consistently discussed in the sport of swimming is pool swimming. A step ...

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Open Water

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Just a few years ago, Dan Simonelli was about 40 pounds overweight and not happy about it. “I was not particularly unhealthy per se — I don’t smoke or drink — but I wasn’t that active,” Simonelli recalls. It was a big change from his teens and 20s, when he’d been a swimmer, served in ...

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