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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 [...]

Triple Crossing Of Catalina Channel Aborted

GPS tracking courtesy of Evan Morrison, Catalina Channel, California. Robert Palmese had raised the money, recruited the crew, trained the miles, and planned for the first three-way crossing of the Catalina Channel. But he had [...]

Having The Compulsion To Get Into The Water

Courtesy of Beth French on history's first Calendar Year Oceans Seven in the English Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar, and Catalina Channel, attempted all within one calendar year.. [...]

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