I Beat Cancer, Then Swam The English Channel

Courtesy of Fitness Magazine by Alli DeFrancesco Miller. "In April 2009, at age 21, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. In August 2013, I became the first Italian woman to successfully swim the English Channel. [...]

Jim Clifford, Thrice As Nice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 63-year-old Jim Clifford is not one to tout his physical talents, but his channel swims this year certainly proved how talented the low-key American is. This year, Clifford not [...]

Des Renford Honored By The Hall Of Fame

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) announced its 2016 inductees. Among the 17 luminaries in the aquatics world, Desmond Robert Renford, M.B.E. of Australia was deservedly selected for [...]

It’s A Wonderful Life

Courtesy of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, published by WOWSA of California. Chloë McCardel may be living the life that every channel swimmer dreams of having: she swims, she is sponsored, she coaches, she gives [...]

Caine Is Finallly Able In Manhattan

Lower photo courtesy of Francesco Sapienza for New York Times. The last time the media followed California ocean swimmer Nick Caine, he was completing a 13 hour 11 minute crossing of the English Channel as [...]

A Great Czech List

Courtesy of Radek Táborský, Bodování Českého poháru v dálkovém plavání, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic open water swimming community is well-organized, whether it is winter swimming, creating regulations, or swimming across channels around the world. [...]

Feeling Alive And Well In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dr. Mark Smitherman is a 57-year-old American marathon swimmer and member of the Half Century Club from Clearwater, Florida. The internist achieved both the Triple Crown of Open Water [...]

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