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On This Day Many Years Ago

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On this November 20th day in 1962, 27-year-old Barry Devonport completed the first crossing of the Cook Strait from the North Island to the South Island in 11 hours [...]

How Long Is An Open Water Race?

Photo of Kirsten Cameron by Antonia Steeg. Article by Kirsten Cameron of EC6, Total Immersion in the English Channel. When swimming in the pool its very clear how long a race is and measurements are [...]

When History Repeats Itself In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Earlier this year when Adam Walker was caught on video swimming with dolphins during his charity swim across the Cook Strait, millions of people saw him being Walkerized during [...]

Māori Mythology, Taniwha Of The Deep

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Scottish have the Loch Ness Monster. The people of Vermont have their Memphré. The Welsh have the Afanc. The Japanese have the Amabie (アマビエ). The Indians have the [...]

Mike Bodger’s 60th Birthday Present

Story and photos are courtesy of Kirsten Cameron about Dr. Mike Bodger's attempt to swim the Cook Strait as a 60th birthday present to himself in February 2010. This past week, our household had felt [...]

Merman’s Magical Moments

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Adam Walker, known as Mad Adam, and his protective pod of dolphins in the Cook Strait continue to be an online hit with over 4.4 million views on YouTube [...]

When Man Meets Shark, Dolphins Intercede

Adam Walker, known as Mad Adam, and his protective pod of dolphins in the Cook Strait continue to excite and entertain the online community: For more information on Mad Adam's swim, visit here. Mad Adam [...]

6 Down, 1 To Go For Adam Walker

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. He almost made it look easy and he certainly made it look fun. Adam Walker completed the Cook Strait in 8 hours 36 minutes yesterday, completing six out of [...]

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