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We All Deserve Better

An appeal and a suggestion distributed to local and national swimming coaches around the world, courtesy of John Leonard of the World Swimming Coaches Association. Everywhere I travel I hear from Coaches and Athletes that [...]

Beyond The Pool Deck With Britta Kamrau

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. She has beauty, brawn and brains. She threw in speed, stamina and strength in her equation over the course of her storied career and it is no wonder she [...]

Egypt And UAE Boycotting FINA World Championships

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Egyptian Swimming Federation is boycotting the 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships and the FINA Extraordinary Congress because both are occurring in Qatar. "The decision was taken due to [...]

Open Water Swimming Epicenter Shifts To Egypt

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. FINA is the world's governing body for swimming and, by far, the most powerful force in the aquatics world. FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur) oversees the aquatic disciples [...]

The Importance Of Symbolism In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Honor and respect are necessary in our ever-interconnected world. Open water swimmers honor those individuals who have gone before them and respect the bodies of water they swim in. [...]

When And What Swimmers Know Best

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Competitive swimmers know. They know extraordinarily well. They truly have a feel for the water. Certainly much more so than any other land-based officials can ever appreciate. Competitive swimmers [...]

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