What Is An Ocean Advocate?

As Dr. Sylvia Earle famously advocated for society to start thinking blue as well as green. That is quite easy for all open water swimmers to do at various levels. The open water community is [...]

Cold Half To Become A Cold Standard

"The 15 km Cold Half in Hong Kong was a great race," reported event director Doug Woodring. "There was lots of wind and chop in the upwind leg, making it the most difficult 2.5 km. [...]

Swimming The Cold Half In A Warm Place

Walking around in short pants and t-shirts is not unusual during the winter months in the Cayman Islands or Hong Kong, so when the water temperature dips below 20ºC (68ºF), the climate is considered chilly. [...]

Dolphin Art From The Shore To The Heavens

Doug Woodring and John Quigley of Spectral Q organized over 800 children, teachers and volunteers from 14 schools to form a massive kid-designed Chinese White Dolphin, originally drawn by 9-year-old Leung Man Hin, on the [...]

The Future Acting As Stewards For The Oceans

Over 800 Hong Kong school children, teachers and volunteers from 14 schools formed a massive kid-designed dolphin on the beach. Protect Our Ocean (保護海洋) was the theme of their effort. The day’s activities began with [...]

Doug Woodring, Ocean Environmentalist

Doug Woodring of Hong Kong and California was among the 15 nominees for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year that were announced today. [Read more...] Copyright © 2012 by Open Water [...]

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