Loretta Cox Attempts To Become One Of Top Five

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Loretta Cox crossed the English Channel in 1995 and completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 1997. The British swimmer from Westerham, Kent is now attempting to complete the [...]

Janet Lamott Was Never Far From Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A swim out - paddle-out will be held at La Jolla Cove on June 28th for Janet Hill Lamott who passed away late last month. The long-time member of [...]

Sing Their Praises. Team Is Defined By FTD

Even Morrison of the Marathon Swimmers Forum reported on the unprecedented and successful 6-way crossing of the Catalina Channel by Team FTD. For 61 hours 7 minutes, the team of Tina Neill, Kent Nicholas, Emily [...]

San Clemente Crossed For The Second Time

An experienced team with thousands of solo swimming miles under their caps set a new record today in the Pacific Ocean. The six-member team of Tina Neill (captain), Forrest Nelson, Emily Evans, Steve Lowe, Kent [...]

Catalina Channel Competitions Back In The Day

Back in 1984 and 1989, Penny Dean and John York, along with a number of other long-time marathon swimming enthusiasts under the auspices of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, organized a Cross Catalina Channel race [...]

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

From Captain Matthew Webb who first crossed the English Channel in 1875 to Lynne Cox who was the first person to swim in Antarctica, open water swimming has always attracted heroic and risk-taking adventurers. Many, [...]