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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 [...]

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

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Pace was slow in the beginning," said Japanese Olympian Yasunari Hirai about the Japan Open Water Swimming Championships along Tateyama Hojo Coast in Chiba Prefecture, south of Tokyo. Within [...]

Living By The Sea

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Just glancing over the list of countries with the longest life expectancy, we could not help but notice how many countries on the list are either bounded completely by [...]

When East And West Meet At The Seashore

When Darren Miller read the Daily News of Open Water Swimming article [here] about preparing and eating squid, he was reminded of his own journey with his brother Matthew to Japan when he successfully crossed [...]

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