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The Beauty Of Uaimh an tSolais & Uaimh na nÉan

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Like Mavericks in northern California, North Shore on Oahu, Okinawa in Japan, Robben Island in South Africa, Cancun in Mexico, it took generations before swimmers, surfers and marine enthusiasts [...]

LoneSwimmer Has Company And Lots Of It

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In a country where many other land-based, ball-centric sports dominate the mindset of the general public and the news content, the LoneSwimmer.com blog of Donal Buckley stands alone. After [...]

The Way Things Were: Irish Champion Of Champions

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Irish hosted the Champion of Champions event in Sandycove Island in May 2008. In 11ºC (51.8ºF) waters, the field attempted 9 circumnavigations around the famed island swimming mecca. [...]

Wristwatches Are A No, But GPS Is A Yes

When Jason Lassen swam across the Catalina Channel in 2010, he channeled the spirit of Captain Matthew Webb in ways that most marathon swimmers do not. Lassen (shown on left) completed his crossing of the [...]

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 [...]

PED Testing Between Pool And Channel Swimmers

On April 1st, Donal Buckley reported on how the introduction of PED (performance enhancing drugs) by the World Anti-Doping Agency will affect all open water swimmers (read here). Among the various issues Buckley raises, we [...]

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