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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.. [...]

Carlos Costa Crosses Catalina To Cabrillo

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Carlos Costa is a double-leg amputee and open water swimmer from Canada. The member of the 24-hour Club (45 km swim across Lake Ontario in 1993 in 32 hours [...]

It Takes A Village To Do A Three-Way Crossing

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Robert Palmese completed a solo crossing of the Catalina Channel in 12 hours 21 minutes 2015. At the annual banquet among his Catalina Channel peers, he announced his attempt [...]

Jim Dreyer To Attempt The Impossible

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jim 'The Shark' Dreyer will attempt an unprecedented triple crossing of the Catalina Channel in 2017. But it will not be a typical or traditional attempt. He is going [...]

Thrice Is Nice With Michelle White

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michelle White is a 44-year-old Irish open water swimmer who participates in channel crossing relays. Last summer, she became the first known person to complete the Relay Triple Crown [...]

Dan Simonelli Plans A Catalina Déjà Vu

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dan Simonelli was not around in 1927 when the first race across the Catalina Channel was held, but the American open swimming coach is going to do his best [...]

Hank Wisely Goes Old School

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in the pre-GPS era of Lynne Cox, Penny Dean and John York and Cindy Cleveland, Catalina Channel swimmers were escorted by prone paddlers and the best guesses of [...]

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