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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 [...]

Sonar Safety System For Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai's Jinshan City Beach, FINA introduced high-tech sonar equipment from Japan as a means to keep athletes safe in the open water [...]

Eliminating The Secrecy At FINA

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Michael Phelps and Milorad Čavić famously raced against one another at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, replays of their close race was played over and over again. Photos [...]

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