Penny Palfrey’s Tour Across America Rolls On

Photo courtesy of Thomas Mikkelsen of the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After starting her tour across United States with a 9 hour 20 minute crossing of the [...]

Craig Lenning Faces Down Second Lake Monster

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Phil White reported that Craig Lenning completed his mission in 15 hours 5 minutes to swim the length of Lake Memphremagog between Vermont (USA) and Quebec (Canada) as part [...]

The Triple Crown Of Lake Monster Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Triple Crown is a long sought-after achievement in the world of open water swimming. The original Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming includes a successful completion of the [...]

Smiling And Swimming All Day And Night

Photo courtesy of Andrew Malinak in Idaho. Elaine Howley swam to shore to the roar of the crowd, smiling all the way from the southern shores of Lake Pend Oreille to her finish in Sandpoint [...]

Elaine Howley To Forge New Opportunities In Idaho

Elaine Howley To Forge New Opportunities In Idaho Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tomorrow, one of the world's most prolific swimming writers and marathon swimmers, Elaine Howley, will attempt an unprecedented 34-mile swim the [...]

When To Stand Up, Walk, Crawl Or Swim?

As people swim in more places around the world, many people are swimming in warm, tropical places as are the hordes of hardened swimmers are increasing in cold, temperate locations. We wonder how the new [...]

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 [...]

Elaine Howley Masters The Write Stuff

Elaine Howley Masters The Write Stuff Courtesy of WOWSA, Boston, Massachusetts. Elaine Howley has a global following with her numerous articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from profiles of swimmers and training to [...]

In Search of Memphre Invites Swimmers

The Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) is now accepting applications to participate in the In Search of Memphre. The second-year event is a cross-border swim that requires its swimmers to traverse the entire [...]

Is 50 The New 20 In Open Water Swimming?

Years ago (i.e., in the 20th century), it seemed as if sub-60˚F (15°C) was considered cold. Then swimmers kept pushing the bar and swims in sub-50˚F (10°C) waters were considered cold. Swimmers in the Czech [...]

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