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What Were The Referees Watching?!?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sometimes, we really do not understand why open water swimming referees make disqualifications or give yellow cards or red cards. But then when we see such a fragrant violation [...]

Scandal And/Or Tie? Athletes Move On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is not often that newspapers describe scandals in open water swimming events, but when they do, it is big news. At least locally. The newspaper covering the 39th [...]

Father-Daughter Rivalry In Faros Maratón

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While Anastasia Krapivina of Russia comfortably won the women's division over local Karla Šitić at the 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia, there was another interesting race within a [...]

Matteo Furlan Has Reasons To Smile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Matteo Furlan of Italy won the 39th annual 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia today over Canadian Xavier Desharnais and Ukrainian Vlodymer Voronko who tied for second. 1. Matteo [...]

Open Water Swimming In A Pool

Photo courtesy of American Lexie Kelly and Canadian Xavier Desharnais who are both training in Hvar, Croatia's Hula Hula Beach Club for the upcoming 16 km Faros Maratón this weekend. Copyright © 2014 by World [...]

And Baby Makes Three

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nadine and Christine Reichert are one of the many husband-and-wife teams on the global open water swimming circuit. The German pair compete on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World [...]

The Ties That Bind In A Small World

There are several hot spots of open water swimming around the world. From Melbourne and the Serpentine to Cape Town and Honolulu, these are wonderful oases where open water swimmers can find like-minded athletes and [...]

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