The Why’s Of Swimming In Really Cold Water

Courtesy of Janet Kylander Manning for the United States Winter Swimming Championships, Vermont. While the British, Irish, Russians, Chinese, Slovenians, Finnish, Latvians, and South Africans have help national winter swimming events, 2015 will see the [...]

Every Breath A Gift On Land And In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Darren Miller has transformed himself from a collegiate sprinter to a bodybuilder to one of the world's most foremost channel swimmers. The famed Oceans Seven swimmer is now in [...]

Swimming The Catalina Channel At Night

Courtesy of Jim Clifford who became history's oldest person to swim across the Catalina Channel. Around midnight on September 28th, I stepped off the beach at Catalina Island and entered the ocean on one of [...]

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, [...]

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