Trent Grimsey Shares The Cold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Trent Grimsey started to make his mark on the open water swimming, he was not known as a cold water specialist. Far from it. But the Aussie distance [...]

Clarke Is Superman

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Karteek Alan Clarke is a Scottish member of the Edinburgh Sri Chinmoy Athletic Club and an accomplished runner, having completed numerous marathons and ultramarathon runs and walks. But he [...]

The Little Chihuahua Who Could

Photo courtesy of Channel Swimming Association; fable courtesy of Ann Whitford; submitted by Madhu Nagaraja. Ann Whitford writes children's books. Below is a fable she wrote on her son Jeffery Whitford’s shoulder injury and his [...]

Remembering History, Celebrating Alawi Makki

Courtesy of Kathrin Lammers, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Over 40 countries are represented in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, but only one of the inductees is from Saudi Arabia. Without a [...]

Crossing For The Alexa Trust

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Howard James (née Keech) did the improbable. James accomplished the unprecedented. James opened and closed the books on the English Channel crossing season this year in an historically unparalleled [...]

Howard James, First One In, Last One Out

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Howard James (née Keech) has that undeniable look of a channel swimmer: a look of determination and intense focus coupled with a sense of adventure and a dash of [...]

The Feeling Was Incredible

James Harrison | Showreel from James Harrison on Vimeo. James Harrison found himself swimming across the English Channel in September this year. The award-winninge filmmaker from Guernsey in the Channel Islands was drawn into the [...]

Chloë McCardel 20 Down In The Channel. 24 To Go?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "#20 swim done," wrote Chloë McCardel. "Done!! New Aussie Record!! [Husband] Paul [McQueeney] and I are very excited. 10 hrs 19 min." The 31-year-old from Australia broke the long-standing [...]

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