An Exercise In Open Water Swimming Democracy

The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation was an example of democracy where dozens of swimmers from dozens of countries, speaking different languages with different lifestyles and cultural backgrounds, got together annually to discuss and debate [...]

What A Year Doug Northway Had In 1984

What A Year Doug Northway Had In 1984 Courtesy of WOWSA, lac St-Jean, Canada. In the previous Daily News of Open Water Swimming article about Lover's Beach in Mexico, the field in the 24-mile race [...]

Falling In Love With The Ocean

Decades ago, there was a professional marathon swim in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that attracted the world's best of that era: Philip Rush, Claudio Plit, Paul Asmuth, Doug Northway, Monique Wildschut...the who's who gathered in [...]

The Media Waves Of Open Water Swimming

Figuratively speaking, open water swimming has always seemed to evolve in waves over the generations. Like the ocean swells and tides that swimmers face, it seems major media coverage of the sport comes and goes. [...]

Swimming Overnight To Canada

Way back in August 1978, John Kinsella left Niagara-on-the-Lake, west of Niagara Falls, on an overnight swim to Toronto across Lake Ontario during the US$50,000 Pepsi Challenge Marathon Swim. From the United States to Canada [...]

Nicknames In The Open Water Swimming World

There are a number of colorful champions, powerful personalities and charismatic characters in the open water swimming world. Some of them are known to the media by their nicknames; others are simply known among their [...]

Sandra Bucha Stands Out And Stands Tall

In the world of professional marathon swimming, four women have stood out among their male counterparts. Greta Andersen went goggle-to-goggle with her male rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, often winning and proving herself the [...]

The Beltquerung Between Denmark And Germany

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach. Sergio Salomone explains about one of the world's most challenging channel swims: the 25 km Beltquerung. The 25 km channel swim is in cool waters (16°C) of the Fehmarn Belt [...]

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