Swimming World Magazine, the American-based monthly swimming magazine, was first published as Junior Swimmer in 1960. Over the past 55 years, Swimming World Magazine has covered many open water races, topics and swimmers with numerous cover photos dedicated to our favorite topic.

In October 1962, Swimming World Magazine’s cover photo was taken in Santa Barbara, California at the start of the David Gray Two Mile Ocean Swim. No one appears to be wearing goggles and few are wearing swim caps.

Two miles in the cold, salty sea and no goggles…how times have changed.

For 55 years of covers on Swimming World Magazine, visit here.

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