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A Channel Swim Not Done In 830 Years

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1185, a famous battle was fought in Kanmon Straits, a narrow waterway that separates the main island of Honshu with the southern island of Kyushu in Japan. Two [...]

Liz Fry, Mild-mannered Trialblazer In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Elizabeth Fry trailblazed another channel to add another notch in her illustrious International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame career. Fry, a 57-year-old financial services expert from New York, took [...]

The Doctor Is In The House

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A day after the latest Japanese relay team crossed the Tsugaru Channel, Dr. Steven Minaglia from Honolulu, Hawaii is getting ready for his own solo Tsugaru Channel attempt. From [...]

Cave Dwelling In The Open Water

Video courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi. Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi organizes all kinds of swims and ocean expeditions around Japan and the western Pacific Ocean. Some are competitions, some are solo channel [...]

Go West To Swim North

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We never understand why swimmers who attempt the Tsugaru Channel in Japan start from the eastern peninsula on Honshu. The currents, tides and eddies have proven time and time [...]

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