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The Inherent Danger Of It All

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Just as ice swimming requires certain rules (e.g., no flip turns, experienced re-warming procedures), we believe that tropical swims demand certain considerations and protective rules in order to maintain [...]

Chloë McCardel vs The Box Jellies

Courtesy of 7News in the Bahamas. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The distance was incredible, 126 km, but the fact that Chloë McCardel could withstand several box jellyfish stings during her record-setting swim in [...]

When Are Stinger Suits Used?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While stinger suits are used by only a very small handful of open water swimmers around the world during swims where the danger of box jellyfish and other venomous [...]

Top 25 Terms In Openwaterpedia

Top 25 Terms In Openwaterpedia Openwaterpedia ‎is like Wikipedia for the open water swimming world. It is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool that currently has 15,495 different entries that have been viewed 14,743,810 [...]

The Box Jellyfish Packs A Powerful Punch

In a recent article, the venomous box jellyfish was mentioned. "…the box jellyfish, normally found in the Indo-Pacific, had migrated to the Florida Strait. Almost transparent, with 5,000 toxin-firing barbs on each 10-foot-long tentacle, the [...]

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