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White Winter Wonderland In America

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The United States Winter Swimming Association (USWSA) was recently established as a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the sport of winter swimming in the United States. "Winter [...]

Triumphant Test, Trio Tries 30 In Three Rivers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Melodee Nugent, Anthony McCarley and Janet Manning entered the realm of the unknown, untested and unfamiliar when they completed the 1st annual 30 km Three Rivers Marathon Swim organized [...]

Municipal Waterways Enable Urban Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Urban river swimming is a fast-building worldwide trend. For every long-running tradition like the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Ireland that celebrated its 100th centennial anniversary this year, [...]

Getting Ready To Dive In

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Anthony McCarley knows well the ebbs and flows of the ocean as a long-time abalone fisherman from northern California. He understands its unpredictability and challenges. But McCarley now lives [...]

Where Greatness Is The Standard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are pockets of greatness in the open water swimming world. These locations are like an oasis, a watering hole of outstanding open water swimmers. From Melbourne and Sydney [...]

Swimming For The Third Boat

Photo of Darren Miller in the Molokai Channel, courtesy of Steve Haumschild. It is not often when a swimmer is featured on the home page of a major American university. But it is not often [...]

Renaissance Men In The Open Water World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A Renaissance man is often applied to the gifted people of the Renaissance era (from the 14th to 17th century) who sought to develop their full intellectual, artistic, social [...]

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