The Pod: Ocean Swimming
By Marc West
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There is more to ocean swimming than just swimming in the ocean. In The Pod, we chat about all aspects of ocean swimming, from how we can keep the oceans swimmable, to oceans on other planets.
||CleanOcean swimming... with shark nets||Shark nets are fairly common across popular Australian tourist beaches, but beyond giving swimmers a perception that they are being protected from sharks, do they actually work? Jordan Sosnowski is the Advocacy Director for Action for Dolphins, a gro||29 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... in ice||Ram Barkai is the founder of the International Ice Swimming Association - they are all about swimming in water less than 5 degrees Celcius. Ram has swum many of the world's toughest swims, including in Antarctica, and holds multiple world records. Th||26 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... the English Channel||Sally Catt is an ocean swimmer who this year is tackling the English Channel. She is raising money for Save The Box, a campaign to raise awareness and fundraising for gynaecological cancer research, as part of the Australia New Zealand Gynaecologica||28 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... training||Andre Slade runs OceanFit, which is an open water swim school run at Bondi Beach. Andre has been involved in ocean swimming for a long time, and knows a thing or two about ocean swimming training, tactics and skills. He's also started a surf life savi||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... in polluted rivers||The Cooks River in Sydney has been variously described as an open sewer, the River of Death, and one of Australia's most polluted rivers. Yet there are plans - possibly rather hopeful plans - to bring swimming back to the river. There are numerous||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... with Beachwatch||Beachwatch test the water quality of Sydney beaches to see if they are suitable for swimming. The program also partners with councils and wastewater managers for swimming sites along the NSW coast. Water samples are collected and tested for bacter||15 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... in plastic pollution||It is estimated that ocean plastics will outweigh ocean fish by 2050, according to a study by the World Economic Forum. There are at least 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating in the oceans right now. Dr. Jennifer Lavers is a Research Scientist a||11 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... on other planets||Can you ocean swim on other planets? Perhaps! Water is far more common in the Universe than you might think, and there are many other oceans out there, even on our neighbours in our own solar system. Associate Professor Jonti Horner is an astronomer a||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOcean swimming... with flesh-eating sea lice||A Melbourne man recently emerged from the ocean with his legs covered in blood seeping from thousands of tiny wounds. Dr. Murray Thomson from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at The University of Sydney, thinks that Cirolana harfordi,||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Diving into ocean swimming
The world of ocean swimming is bigger than you thought!