Trevor Smith Built A Base In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Trevor Smith was one of the founding fathers of the British Long Distance Swimming Association*, serving as its Honorary Treasurer for over 25 years until 1981 and as its [...]

Motivated By Maurice In And Out Of The Water

Courtesy of A Tribute to Maurice Ferguson, British Long Distance Swimming Association. We can barely imagine the charisma, energy and passion that Maurice Ferguson possessed. At the age of 11, he first met his wife [...]

Colin Hill’s Kielder Water Crossing

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On July 15th, the incomparable Colin Hill completed a new swim, length of Kielder Water. Kielder Water is a 5-mile reservoir, the largest man-made body of water in the [...]

Top 25 Organizations And Groups In Openwaterpedia

Top 25 Organizations And Groups 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 [...]

A Short List of Long Marathon Swims

Certainly channel swims, solo marathon swims and relay marathons are long endurance events, but what are the longest solo, non-wetsuit, competitive open water swims in the world? In addition to the English Channel, North Channel, [...]