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Cold-water swimmer braves Sitka Sound crossing

SITKA, ALASKA Whether you call it “marathon,” “cold water,” or even “naked” swimming, immersing ourselves without any dry- or wet-suit in the frigid Pacific ocean water is something most Alaskans generally try to avoid. Not the case, though, for visiting cold water swimmer Claudia Rose, who completed a challenging swim across Sitka Sound last weekend (8-22-09). KCAW’s Chris Todd reports:
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