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 [...]

Pat Gallant-Charette Cooks Up A Strait Swim

Despite the outcome of Pat Gallant-Charette's attempt, she was more than optimistic. "Mother Nature has not dampened my spirit to continue with my open water swim adventures. If anything, she has energized my determination." Philip [...]

How Times Change In The Open Water

World open water swimming records are not kept by FINA for various reasons including because of the dynamic nature of open water venues. Competitions over the same distance differ in water conditions and temperature, weather [...]

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