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Sandra Bucha Honored On The Isle Of Bute

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At 17, Sandra Bucha retired and went off to college at Stanford. One of the top freestylers in the world as a teenager, her competitive life in the pool [...]

The Longevity Of Aquatic Athletes

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Many people believe that swimming is good for one's health for a variety of reasons that are frequently reported by not only traditional media, but also the medical community. [...]

The Erikson Memorial Fund

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Don Watson, an inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, made the following appeal about the sudden, unexpected passing of well-loved, well-respected Jon Erikson, an inductee in [...]

Crème de la Crème Of The Open Water World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 32 individuals have been selected as Honorees in the Open Water Swimming category in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. These individuals are the crème de la Crème of [...]

Sandra Bucha Shares Her Appreciation

Courtesy of International Swimming Hall of Fame. Sandra Bucha was honored last weekend by the International Swimming Hall of Fame as one of its relatively few Honor Open Water Swimmers. She will be similarly honored [...]

Jon Erikson Needs Good Cheer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jon Erikson, trained by Rosemary George, is shown emerging from the English Channel at the age 14 finishing in 11 hours 23 minutes on August 12th 1969. Erikson was [...]

Swimming Hall Of Fame Speech By Bob Dudley

Courtesy of International Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale. Bob Dudley is the Chief Executive Officer of British Petroleum who was assigned to be responsible for the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization responding to the Deepwater [...]

Jon Erikson’s Remarkable 12-Year Career

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Photo shows Jon Erikson, trained by Rosemary George at the age 14, emerging from a successful crossing of the English Channel in 11 hours 23 minutes on August 12th [...]

Aztec Swimmers From 2000 Years Ago

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The International Swimming Hall of Fame artist in residence, Jean Ermann Desimot, created figurines from ancient Aztec swimmers sighting while swimming freestyle in the open water. "The figurines help [...]

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