Swimming Benefits Society As It Ages

Swimming Benefits Society As It Ages Graph courtesy of CNN. "The unprecedented demographic trends currently underway in Japan are one clear indicator how important swimming can be for the overall health and wellness of every [...]

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 [...]

Cool Places To Swim: Gunkanjima

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During our aquatic travels around the world, we have occasionally hired a local mariner to boat us over to an uninhabited offshore island and played Robinson Crusoe for a [...]

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 [...]

Yasunari Hirai, Yumi Kida Win Japan Championships

Yasunari Hirai, Yumi Kida Win Japan Championships Courtesy of WOWSA, Tateyama Hojo Coast, Chiba, Japan. "Pace was slow in the beginning," said Japanese Olympian Yasunari Hirai about the Japan Open Water Swimming Championships along Tateyama [...]

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