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Swim For Her

https://youtu.be/YxE_2v8t3Lc Swim For Her Courtesy of Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, Catalina Channel, California. Victor Monheim of Cincinnati, Ohio completed a 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to Terranea Beach [...]

Dale Petranech, A Lifetime Of Achievement

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I have never met anyone like him," said Steven Munatones of Dale Petranech, the Honorary Secretary of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and recent International Swimming Hall [...]

Music To The Ears Of Channel Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Captain Greg Elliot starts to play his bagpipes, it is truly music to the ears of the swimmers and crew who he escorts across the Catalina Channel. Captain [...]

Young Helped The Young

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included Catalina Channel Swimming Federation president Forrest [...]

Tandem Times Two Triumphant

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The three-man relay team of Chris Kraus, Brian Ross, and Rick Gaenzle has a specific goal. The men want to become the first relay team to complete the Oceans [...]

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 [...]

Swimming A Two-fer Across Lake Pend Oreille

Two-time Catalina Channel swimmers Cindy Walsh (13:56 in 2007 and 9:55 in 2008) and Jim Fitzpatrick (9:47 in 2001 and 14:59 in an unprecedented Catalina to Newport Beach crossing in 2008) completed a duo 15-mile [...]

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