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Shelley Taylor-Smith On Crossing A Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Coach Shelley Taylor-Smith talks about the preparation, both physically and logistically, necessary for a successful channel swim. She spoke near the shores of the Pacific Ocean before she helped [...]

Bob Fernald Puts Best Foot Forward In Triple Crown

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. American Bob Fernald culminated his three-year journey to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming this week. The 49-year-old from North Hampton, New Hampshire became the latest person [...]

Things We Ponder In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The use of swim streamers in channel swims and marathon swims has been debated by a few. But, at the heart of the debate, we wonder, "What is really [...]

Triple Crossing Of Catalina Channel Aborted

GPS tracking courtesy of Evan Morrison, Catalina Channel, California. Robert Palmese had raised the money, recruited the crew, trained the miles, and planned for the first three-way crossing of the Catalina Channel. But he had [...]

Berkay’s Butterfly Brings Benefits

GPS tracker courtesy of Evan Morrison, Marathon Swimmers Federation. Melissa Yasmin Berkay writes frequently about open water swimming and elite open water swimmers, from Olympians to channel swimmers, for Swimming World Magazine. It will be [...]

Kerry Crosses Catalina

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kerry Yonushonis completed her Catalina Channel crossing today in 11 hours 27 minutes. Her crossing (Kerry Swims For Dyslexia) was part of a Bicoastal Aquathon that includes the Bicoastal [...]

Having The Compulsion To Get Into The Water

Courtesy of Beth French on history's first Calendar Year Oceans Seven in the English Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar, and Catalina Channel, attempted all within one calendar year.. [...]

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