Why Open Water Coaches Are Like Veterinarians

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Veterinarians occasionally describe medical doctors as those who take care of only one species. Cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz in her TED Talk (see here) reminds us of a similar analogy [...]

Open Water Swimming Rule Changes Are Adopted by USMS

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. United States Masters Swimming implemented some major changes to its open water swimming rules at this year's convention. The changes involve water temperatures, water quality guidelines, drafting, swimwear, and [...]

The Etiquette Of Drafting

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Among masters swimmers, there is occasionally discussions and debates about the etiquette of drafting in the open water swimming competitions. One such issue includes, "In a draft-legal open water [...]

Will Google Glass Enable Holographic Drafting?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With Google Glass and its latest fitness apps from LynxFit, Google Glass users can race a hologram version of themselves and monitor their form during yoga sessions. Google Glass [...]

Swimming In Close Proximity

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is always a joy to see the very best in any sport perform. When it comes to competitive open water swimming, Yale University's Eva Fabian is most definitely [...]

Men Are Animals

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we think of male open water swimmers and the animal kingdom, certain similarities come to mind: The Satisfaction of a Warm Sauna Men sitting in a warm sauna, [...]

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