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Attacking Open Water Swimmers From Below

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ocean swimmers or their support crews may occasionally experience a shark encounter when they see a shark fin at the water's surface, but most swimmers and their support crew [...]

Tori Gorman Completes The Triple Crown

Courtesy of Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, San Pedro Channel, California. Victoria 'Tori' Gorman of Australia completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel on September 5th in 12 hours 41 minutes to achieve the Triple Crown [...]

Old Is Nothing New For Catalina Channel Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 84-year-old Don Baker, 80-year-old Dr. Bill Spore, 81-year-old Dave Radcliffe, 84-year-old Graham Johnston, 82-year-old Bob Best, 85-year-old Robert Beach, and 82-year-old Norm Stupfel demonstrated the confidence, calm and capabilities [...]

Coach Follows His Own Advice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dan Simonelli has been helping others achieve their own dreams in the open water for years, from Catalina to Cuba. Today, he took matters into his own hands and [...]

Thomas Bell Looks Back On His Triple Crown

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was one of Thomas Bell's wife's friends who participated in an English Channel relay that spurred him to consider a crossing of the English Channel. He thought an [...]

Come To Me

Courtesy of Suzanne Samuels, mother of Charlotte Samuels, the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. “Come to me,” I urged, scuttling back and forth along the narrow edge of the [...]

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