Sun, Sand And The Shallows

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Captain Tim Johnson, author of the History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming, explains why it feel warmer in the shallow water, "Because of the shallow depth, the sun's rays penetrate [...]

How To Swim Around Curves In A River

Captain Tim Johnson attempted to solve one of the most vexing problems in open water swimming. It has to do with swimming around curves in river swims. The question is which is faster: cutting the [...]

Captain Tim Johnson’s View From The Water

When Captain Tim Johnson considers how best to advise an open water swimmer cross a channel, complete a circumnavigation, or compete in an open water swimming competition, he has a unique viewpoint on how best [...]

Swimming In The Shallows

Captain Tim Johnson, author of the History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming explains why it feel warmer in the shallow water, "Because of the shallow depth, the sun's rays penetrate the water and heat up the [...]