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 [...]

Swimming Fast Under FINA Rules

FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur) announced its list of approved swimsuits, swim caps and goggles as of March 12th 2014. Compiling, testing and approving this comprehensive list cannot be an easy task to administer [...]

What Is The Minimum Age For Open Water Swims?

FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur), the English Channel swimming associations, and most other open water swimming organizations and governing bodies have rules that prevent swimmers under the age of 14 to participate in open [...]

2014 FINA Approved Swimsuit List

FINA has posted its list of approved swimsuits for competitions in calendar year 2014. The complete list of approved suits are found here. FINA approved swimwear must to be used at FINA events and qualification [...]

Adam Sioui Pens Helpless At Sea

Adam Sioui (shown on left) is a Canadian Olympian who swam the 100 and 200 butterfly and 4x200 freestyle relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with a top finish of fifth. He is a [...]

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