Thomas Pembroke Achieves The Oceans Seven

Thomas Pembroke Achieves The Oceans Seven Courtesy of WOWSA, Cook Strait, New Zealand. It is done. Over the last five years, Thomas Pembroke has been determined to swim across channels around the world while helping [...]

1978, The Year That Was

1978, The Year That Was Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "When I was swimming in college, the thought of drowning never crossed my mind," said Olympic champion John Kinsella. "Now, I'm aware there's a [...]

Antonio Argüelles Goes 4 For 4 On Way To 7

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "The day came and went, 14 hours 27 minutes for my fourth Catalina swim," said Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González who did an extraordinarily rare Catalina Channel crossing in the middle [...]

Hank Wise Back With Fox Across Catalina Again

Photos courtesy of Peter Knapp, Catalina Channel, California. Hank Wise completed his fourth career Catalina Channel crossing in 8 hours 20 minutes today.* In 2010 on his first crossing, the soon 49-year-old's wife was pregnant [...]

Pat Gallant-Charette Raising The Bar

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville, North Channel, California. Pat Gallant-Charette, an American nurse extraordinaire, continues to raise the bar and push the envelope what older swimmers can do. At the age of 65 years and 204 [...]

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 [...]

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