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Man With Mother Nature In The Open Water

Photo of Pádraig Mallon courtesy of Brian Meharg. When swimmers venture past the shoreline in open bodies of water, they occasionally come in contact with a wide variety of marine life. These denizens of the [...]

It Was A Journey Through Some Dark Places

Courtesy of Jamie Patrick's support team on The Long Swim somewhere near the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. "Jamie [Patrick] had an extraordinary swim [78-mile (125 km) attempt in the Bahamas today]. He endured nearly [...]

How Much Do Stings Hurt?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Schmidt Sting Pain Index was created by a renowned entomologist Justin O. Schmidt. It is a pain scale that rates the relative pain caused by different insect stings. [...]

Angel Yanagihara, Venom Scientist

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lots of open water swimmers have advice when it comes to jellyfish and stings, but no one in our opinion knows as much about jellyfish as biochemist Dr. Angel [...]

The Mark(s) Of A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Imagine running a marathon and being stung by insects that would cause you to crumble to the ground. Imagine doing a triathlon and being injected with venom that would [...]

Richard Krugel Looks Back At Mallorca 360°

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Richard Krugel (South Africa) completed his unprecedented Mallorca 360° Circumnavigation Swim over the course of 22 days. His circumnavigation swim around Mallorca, Spain was nominated for the 2014 World [...]

Pet Peeves In The Pool And Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. SwimSwam published its Top 5 Pet Peeves at the Pool (see here where the deep-thinking swimming staff of SwimSwam vents about slow breaststrokers, showers, water temperature, lane lines and [...]

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