We are the Löw Tide Böyz (Chipper and Chris), a Swimrun team based in Northern California and we're on a mission to help grow the sport of Swimrun in the United States while striving to make it as accessible, inclusive, and diverse as possible.
On our podcast we share our love for the new-ish sport of Swimrun and interview race directors, athletes, and other cool people in the space all the while chronicling our own training and racing adventures and having as much fun as possible in the process.
Swimrun NC Course Preview
Welcome to episode ninety-four of the Löw Tide Böyz - A Swimrun Podcast! On the show this week we have our course preview for Swimrun NC. We're joined by Co-Race Director Herbert Krabel, Marcus Barton, and Bronwen and Greg Dierksen of the Boston Wet Sox to share everything you need to know about this epic ÖTILLÖ Merit Race in beautiful Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina.
Orca RS1 Swimrun Wetsuit Review
Welcome to Gear Talk with our friends Annie and Brooke from Swimrun Labs. This week we have a special guest to help us with this week’s review: Marcus Barton. In this episode, we have a long-awaited wetsuit review. We were finally able to get to test the “new” Orca RS1 Swimrun Wetsuit thanks to Marcus who owned one and he and Chris shared their unfiltered thoughts after testing it. The complete review is coming later in the show.
Team Run For Tacos
Welcome to episode ninety-three of the Löw Tide Böyz - A Swimrun Podcast! This week we have Stirling Miles and Lolo Armstrong, A.K.A., Team Run For Tacos, on the show. They share their inspiring Swimrun journey of training, traveling, and racing their first Swimrun at Ödyssey Swimrun Orcas Island a few weeks back. We loved chatting with them and their story will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
Team Ark Swimrun France
Welcome to episode ninety-two of the Löw Tide Böyz - A Swimrun Podcast! On the show this week we have Matthieu Poullian and Hugo Tormento of Team Ark Swimrun France. These guys finished third in this year’s ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship and they share their intense race story with us (spoiler alert: broken bones were involved). This was a great conversation and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Ödyssey Swimrun Orcas Island 2021 Race Report
Welcome to episode ninety-one of the Löw Tide Böyz - A Swimrun Podcast! We’ve got a special episode for everyone this week! We just got back from the “PNW” after racing Ödyssey Swimrun’s Orcas Island Long Course on September 26th and we’ve got one hell of a race report to share chronicling all the highs and lows and highs of us racing this epic Swimrun.
Mel Bartow’s Epic Swedish Adventure
Welcome to episode ninety of the Löw Tide Böyz - A Swimrun Podcast! On the show this week we have a long-time friend of the show, Mel Bartow, on to chat. She is part of the California Swimrun crew and she recently traveled to Sweden to race ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship with her race partner, the one and only, Andy Hewitt. She shares her amazing experience with us on the show!
So helpful for us first timers!
I love listening to you both! I’ve learned so much in the past four months as I prepared for my first SwimRun on Mackinac Island. I’m a solo racer and had a coach to develop training plans but pretty much got all my race gear and strategy info from listening to your podcasts. My race on Mackinac was epic and I’m hooked. Thank you for all you do for the sport. I hope to see you on a course one of these days.
This podcast was extremely helpful as I prepared for a recent swim run. You can tell the hosts love swim run and live talking about it. There is no better resource for novices and pros. Keep up the good work.
A good resource for all skill levels
Whether you’ve never heard of SwimRun, you’re about to participate in your first race, or you’re an experienced athlete - this podcast is a wealth of information. Fun hosts, great topics, and there’s always something new to learn! A great resource for the SwimRun community. Jump in!