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Gerrrrrrr, Ice Sevens Do It In The ICE

Information courtesy of Ram Barkai of the International Ice Swimming Association. Video courtesy of Sergey Sobolev of the Yakutsk Divers Club. First there was the Seven Summits: Kilimanjaro (5,892m in Africa), Vinson Massif (4,892m in [...]

Ger Kennedy Goes Cold, Long And Rough

Ger Kennedy swimming in turbulence in Ireland's Myrtleville Beach, courtesy of Siobhan Russell. Ger Kennedy is tough as tough can be in any conditions in open water venues around the world. From his aquatic jaunts [...]

How Do You Define Open Water Swimming?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Long. Extreme. Epic. Cold. Marathon. Rough. Windy. What do all these words mean in the open water swimming world? There was a time when water at, near or below [...]

Ice Sevens, A New Paradigm In Ice Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While the Oceans Seven is a goal of channel swimmers, the Ice Sevens is another massively difficult swimming concept. Ice swimming's equivalent of the Oceans Seven requires that a [...]

Ice Sevens, A Massive Global Challenge

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Oceans Seven has encouraged many people to challenge themselves in bodies of water from the English Channel, North Channel, and Strait of Gibraltar to the Molokai Channel, Tsugaru [...]