Sylvain Estadieu Flies Into History

Sylvain Estadieu, The Flying Frenchman, just does it. He plans a swim, trains for it, and does it. Over and over again. And not just any swim in 2013. But a really tough swim, an [...]

The Toughest, Gnarliest Open Water Swimmers Around

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Brian Suddeth, an American butterflyer, updated the global open water swimming butterfly list. His calculations below list many of the speediest and hardiest distance butterflyers in the world. The [...]

When Boredom Reigns

Usually when a group of masters swimmers gather in a pool without a coach, they can come up with a few good training sets that matches the desires and needs of everyone in the group. [...]

People Is Too Harsh

People Magazine published a pretty harsh headline way back in 1985 about the Tiger Twins, Jonathon di Donato and James di Donato, who attempted to swim across the English Channel doing butterfly. The article is [...]

To Be Separated Or Not To Be Separated

At the 2013 FINA Congress in Barcelona, FINA adopted rules that required the swimmer's hands to be separated at the finish touch in both breaststroke and butterfly. Since the word "separated" is subject to interpretation, [...]

List Of Butterfly Swims In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While it takes male Olympic open water swimmers 1 hour 50 minutes to complete 6.2 miles of swimming in flat-water conditions, it takes a world-class male runner 1 hour [...]

A Medley of Choices For Open Water Swimmers

While there are a select few who swim butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke in the open water, the vast majority of open water swimmers focus on freestyle, both in competition and training. But the Open Water [...]

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