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The Black Shark Handled CNE’s Cold Water

Unidentified swimmers from the 1927 Canadian National Exhibition race in Toronto. Unidentified swimmers from the 1930 Canadian National Exhibition race in Toronto. After 17-year-old Toronto swimmer George Young won the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim [...]

By George, Duthie Knew Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. George Duthie was a Canadian open water swimming event director who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966 as an Honour Administrator. Duthie organized [...]

1937 Cartoon About Winning A Marathon Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jim Pritchard*, grandson of Francis 'Frank' Pritchard, an American open water swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2009 as an Honour Swimmer, [...]

Frank Pritchard Ended Career In First

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 60 of the world’s greatest distance and sprint swimmers raced in the 15.5°C (60°F) waters of Lake Ontario at the 9th annual World’s Champion Swim Marathon held at the [...]

1963 Canadian National Exhibition Marathon Swim

Courtesy of Daniel Vizeu Costa Couto who updates the website of Abilio Couto, an International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) was a series of professional marathon swims in [...]

Duke Was Well Ahead Of His Time

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ice swimming, cold water acclimatization, rough water training, cross training, massive calorie input, year-round distance training. All these things are taken for granted by contemporary open water swimmers, but [...]

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