The Welcomed Agony Of Open Water Swimming`

When we hear ice swimmers, channel swimmers, marathon swimmers and professional swimmers talk about the pain and agony of open water swimming, we ponder how unique and inspirational these athletes are. Ashley Twichell says, [...]

Pádraig Mallon, Man In The Middle Of Much

If there is anyone who embodies the spirit of open water swimming while possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for in a genuinely humble and understated manner, [...]

Notebooks And Whiteboards In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Quite often, marathon swimmers and channel swimmers use whiteboards as a communication tool between coach and swimmer. The coach on the escort boat uses a black marker to communicate [...]

Some Channel Swimmers Have Pacemakers

Sometimes a swim buddy truly lives up to the name.A pacemaker (or pace swimmer) is an individual who swims alongside or near a channel swimmer or marathon swimmer to protect, pace or accompany the swimmer. [...]