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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. [...]

Heading Around Huntington

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swim Long Beach, an ocean and pool swimming pod, and the Open Water Swim Club, had an early morning ocean practice around the Huntington Beach pier yesterday. The practice [...]

Channeling Dolphins In The Oceans

When most open water swimmers see or hear dolphins in the ocean, they smile and look around for the friendliest mammals in the water. Like mermaids among sailors in the seafaring centuries of yore, dolphins [...]

Spatial Awareness In The Open Water

Spatial awareness is a critical talent that can be developed by an open water swimmer and triathlete. If an athlete is not gifted with innate spatial awareness, then they must work on it to improve. [...]

Shark Encounters Of The Strangest Kind

While channel swimmers like Hank Wise have been approached by lemon sharks during crossings of the Catalina Channel (see videos below), and swimmers like Gary Hall Jr. have had encounters with sharks in the Atlantic, [...]

Nicknames In The Open Water Swimming World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are a number of colorful champions, powerful personalities and charismatic characters in the open water swimming world. Some of them are known to the media by their nicknames; [...]

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