Having The Compulsion To Get Into The Water

Courtesy of Beth French on history's first Calendar Year Oceans Seven in the English Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar, and Catalina Channel, attempted all within one calendar year.. [...]

Toshio Ogawa Takes 11 Years To Cross Cook Strait

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When 58-year-old Dr. Marilyn Korzekwa of Canada became the oldest woman to successfully cross the Cook Strait in New Zealand, her crossing also brought attention to both 55-year-old Pamela [...]

Swimmers And Dolphins Communicating

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pet owners know how best to communicate with their pets. After years of swimming in the ocean and various encounters, many open water swimmers also develop the knack of [...]

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 [...]

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