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So Much To See In The Middle Of The Night

Courtesy of Beth French, Catalina Channel, Southern California. "...The phosphorescence was incredible- impossible to describe the fireworks that spiral off your fingertips as they move through pitch black water, even the rim of your goggles [...]

1 Down, 6 To Go For Beth French’s Oceans Seven

Courtesy of Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, San Pedro Channel, California. Incredible perseverance paid off for Beth French yesterday, who traveled to Southern California from the United Kingdom to swim the Catalina Channel. She completed her [...]

Triple Crown Is 28 Years In The Making

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In August 1988, Kristian Rutford of Lincoln, Nebraska began his journey to the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He quickly knocked off the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and [...]

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 [...]

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