Tandem Times Two Triumphant

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The three-man relay team of Chris Kraus, Brian Ross, and Rick Gaenzle has a specific goal. The men want to become the first relay team to complete the Oceans [...]

Timothy Donovan Is 101st Triple Crowner

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Timothy Donovan became the 101st member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with his Catalina Channel crossing of 10 hours 23 minutes where he was Walkerized for [...]

Loretta Cox Scores 100

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Loretta Cox became the 100th individual in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. At the age of 58, the British marathon swimmer from Westerham, Kent, [...]

Jordan Waxman Becomes A Triple Crowner

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jordan Waxman is a 50-year-old Canadian marathon swimmer who successfully completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming last month, the 98th individual in history to do so. Waxman [...]

Swim Long Beach Have Serious Fun

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the not always appreciated differences between the English Channel in Europe and the Catalina Channel in California is the support generated by the local communities. While hundreds [...]

Scott Tapley Takes The Unexpected In Stride

Photos courtesy of Ashley Tapley and reporting courtesy of Kimberly Rutherford. Scott Tapley is an ice swimmer and channel swimmer from Rio Del Mar, Aptos, California. He belongs to the Half Century Club twice over [...]

Tough As Nails Across The Catalina Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When people say women who do open water swimming are tough as nails, they are not exaggerating. Yet these women often possess a humble softness about them, a genuine [...]

300,000 And More Reasons To Continue A Long Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Douglas McConnell, Managing Director of Vissant Capital Corporation, has very good reasons to keep swimming. McConnell is swimming to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation. "We are closing in [...]

Anthony McCarley Getting Past The Currents

Courtesy of 54-year-old Anthony McCarley after completing a 13 hour Catalina Channel crossing and achieving the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with a within one year. The [Catalina Channel] swim yesterday was mentally and [...]

Anthony McCarley Goes Harder Than Ever Before

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "This [Catalina Channel crossing] was mentally and emotionally the hardest [swim] that I have done," said Anthony McCarley. The entrepreneur from Berwyn, Pennsylvania completed the Triple Crown of Open [...]

Frank Reynolds Had The Right Stuff

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. He swam and swam and swam. He was not about to give up. He swam even more after the tidal flow started to push him away from shore. He [...]

Triple Crowners Showcase Their Fountain Of Youth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In addition to the most recent additions of Gordon Gridley, Fionnuala Walsh, John Walker, Joelle Beard, Doug McConnell [shown on left], and David Livengood, there are now 89 people [...]

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