Swim Cortez 2.0

Paul Lundgren will attempt to swim across Mexico"s 80-mile Sea of Cortez in November. The Solo Cortez attempt may take up to 60 hours and will follow the Channel Swimming Association rules where no stinger [...]

Disciplined Research On Jellyfish Proposed

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most anticipated topics of discussion at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies to be held in [...]

When Jellyfish Replace Sharks

While most people who spend their time entirely on terra firma believe sharks are always lurking out for swimmers in the oceans, open water swimmers are much more likely to encounter mammals and invertebrates in [...]

Harpoon Harper Sitting Clean

Young Harper of Redwood City in northern California is ready for the open water and all its marine life that he may encounter along the way. His mother digs nautical haircuts and open water swimming [...]

Chloë McCardel To Explain What Happened

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Chloë McCardel and her team, led by husband Paul McQueeney, have safely returned to Key West, Florida after her attempt to swim from Cuba to the US was ended [...]

Different Reactions To Jellyfish Stings

“Oh s**t!” “Not bad; I can take those stings.” “It feels like a branding iron pressed into the flesh.” “They felt like little pin pricks.” “Never had I felt such pain in my life.” “It’s [...]

Swallowing Stingers While Swimming In Hawaii

"I got stung," is an oft-stated phrase by Linda Kaiser of Hawaii. Kaiwi Channel (Molokai-to-Oahu), Auau Channel (Maui-to-Lanai), Kalohi Channel (Lanai-to-Molokai), Alalakeiki Channel (Kahoolawe-to-Maui), Pailolo Channel (Maui-to-Molokai), Kaulakahi Channel (Kauai-to-Niihau), Kealaikahiki Channel (Kahoolawe-to-Lanai), Alenuihaha Channel [...]

It Was Unforgettable

Guila Muir is an avid cold water swimmer from Washington who learned how to swim at the age of 46. While her experiences have been enjoyable and memorable, there was one encounter in August 2011 [...]

Badges Of Honour In Open Water Swimming

There are certain Badges of Honour among open water swimmers, triathletes, surfers, and other marine sports enthusiasts. Badges of Honour are simple descriptions of profound and unique personal experiences that are intimately shared among millions [...]

Kids Can Say The Cutest Things

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jennifer Figge is about to embark on another stage swim across the Atlantic Ocean. But before she left for Cape Verde off the coast of western coast of Africa, [...]

Report Jellyfish Stings In Ireland

The EcoJel Project is a 4-year project to assess the opportunities and detrimental impacts of jellyfish in the Irish Sea. Swimmers can report stings here by type (common, barrel, compass, blue jellyfish, Lion’s Mane jellyfish, [...]

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