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(It’s Tuesday, and everyone’s looking to get to the weekend, so we’ll keep today a bit entertaining)
It’s no secret that I enjoy mixing sharks with my water. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tiny little shark that I sit in the water waiting forever for, or if it’s a really really big shark that I also sit in the water waiting for. All the same to me, and all enjoyable.
So I was pretty excited to see that ‘one of our own’ – Olympic Medalist Amanda Beard – just recently did a nonprofit group promo for shark conservation, all while keeping the spot consistent with her background as a swimmer. And by ‘one of our own’, I mean, ‘even though she’s not technically a triathlete, she does traithlonish things, so that works for me’. To the best of my knowledge I can’t find any record that she herself has actually completed all three legs of a triathlon, though I can find plenty of cases where she’s swam (and obliterated) the swim leg of various relays (Malibu and CAF to name a few). So that works for me.
I’ll let ya check out the short clip though (also on Vimeo for those with YouTube blocked):
Amanda Beard Swimming with Sharks
Ok- first off – did anyone notice that crazy backwards sighting stroke in the 10th second? Seriously – that’s wild. It’s like she frozen in time looking backwards, yet was still stroking forward. Crazy! I’m pretty sure if I tried to just casually look over my shoulder while sighting and swimming away from sharks, I’d just simply implode. Poof…gone.
Now, there’s actually a pretty interesting little clip over on Vimeo of behind the scenes footage – though it doesn’t quite appear that the initial concepts in the behind the scenes footage ended up in this commercial, but rather this one with Silver Medalist Tara Kirk). Still cool to see all the other competitive swimmers though.
What’s also pretty neat is that everyone there was donating their time – from the production crew to the gaggle of Olympic swimmers that showed up (such as Amanda Beard). In fact, she actually went out with one of the Shark Diving operators, as she posted on FaceBook.
And, to keep this quick – if you want more enjoyable shark action from around these parts, here’s a list of posts I’ve put together on shark stuff…plus, ya never know what might be just around the corner in the Rainmaker travel department…
You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.