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Rocking And Rolling To Clear The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most basic rules of swimming across the English Channel and Catalina Channel is to clear the water at the finish. Swim all the way across the [...]

Once Is Good, Twice Is Nice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Hank Wise, a waterman and coach from SWIM Long Beach, California, previously did an 8 hour 7 minute 3 second crossing (#4 all-time CM) from Santa Catalina Island to [...]

Wise Words In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I will be leaving from Palos Verdes around 9 pm tonight [to to swim across the Catalina Channel from Mainland to Catalina Island]," says Hank Wise, a waterman and [...]

More 65-year-olds To Do The 65th

Scenes from last year's the 64th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim are courtesy of WOWSA from Huntington Beach, California. 65 years ago, legendary Huntington Beach lifeguard Gene Belshe started the Huntington Beach Pier Swim. "The [...]

Competitive Awareness In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we watch the great athletes in the sport of open water swimming in the water, we easily sense their high degree of awareness that these athletes possess about [...]

What Are Swimmers Known As?

What Are Swimmers Known As? Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are a number of colorful champions, powerful personalities and charismatic characters in the open water swimming world with unusual, funny, or poignant nicknames. [...]

Kids Heading Out To Sea

Photos courtesy of Sean Vo in Huntington Beach, California. Say you are a kid comfortable in the water, either in the pool or open water. Then the annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim is a great [...]

64th Annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Scenes from today's the 64th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim as President Obama flew overhead in his presidential helicopter over the Pacific Ocean. From running into the crashing surf [...]

Swimming In Surf City, U.S.A.

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As President Obama flew overhead in his presidential helicopter cruising along the Pacific Ocean on his way to Laguna Beach, the 64th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim got underway. [...]

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