Shapland Swimming As A Near Septuagenarian

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The oldest individuals to have successfully crossed the English Channel include renowned members of the Half Century Club: 1. Otto Thaning (South Africa), 73 years, E/F, 12:52 in 2014 [...]

Nick Thomas Passes Away In The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nick Thomas, a 45-year-old British swimmer from Ellesmere in Shropshire, completed an English Channel crossing in 2014 with a wetsuit as part of the Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon [...]

5, 21, 53 Years Ago In The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, three legends of the open water had a day to remember. 65-year-old American Pat Gallant-Charette celebrated her 5th channelversary of her 15 hour 57 minute English Channel crossing, [...]

Bob Fernald Puts Best Foot Forward In Triple Crown

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. American Bob Fernald culminated his three-year journey to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming this week. The 49-year-old from North Hampton, New Hampshire became the latest person [...]

Be Motivated, Be Inspired, Swim The Dream

Courtesy of Kathy Batts and Ian Muir. One of the biggest hurdles faced by swimmers preparing for an English Channel swim is the six-hour qualifying swim – two hours is required for relay swimmers. The [...]

Double The Trouble, Twice As Nice For Deirdre Ward

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Deirdre Ward of the Serpentine Swimming Club finished a two-way English Channel crossing in 27 hours 52 minutes on August 23rd-24th. John Tierney explained the significance of Ward's third [...]

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