Fancy Meeting You Way Out Here

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While the shores of Dover are crowded with channel aspirants from around the world and the fields of Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen fill up quickly, [...]

Three’s A Charm, En Route With Darren Miller

Donal Buckley calls this year's 14ºC (57ºF) water temperatures in the North Channel "unrealistically and possibly not likely to be repeated for a generation." And swimmers are taking advantage of those once-in-a-generation conditions. From America's [...]

The Journey Continues Across Channels

What is truly admirable among endurance athletes and marathon swimmers is their passion and interest in the success of their colleagues, comrades and compatriots. Fast or slow, young or old, newbie or veteran, the open [...]

When Things Go South In The North

This summer, the race to the Oceans Seven is on. But the weather does not seem to want to cooperate...so far. Penny Palfrey (Australia), Michelle Macy (USA), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden), and Darren Miller (USA) have [...]

Positive Reinforcement Verbally In The Open Water

Positive words and encouragement – spoken forcefully among teammates, expressed quietly between two individuals or passionately expressed from the heart – can help lead to positive outcomes and results. As many athletes understand well, their [...]

Time, The Essence Of Life

As people grow older, many find that time is the essence of life; not money or things. This is what we believe many open water swimmers and endurance athletes of all types discover early in [...]

When East And West Meet At The Seashore

When Darren Miller read the Daily News of Open Water Swimming article [here] about preparing and eating squid, he was reminded of his own journey with his brother Matthew to Japan when he successfully crossed [...]

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