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1978, The Year That Was

1978, The Year That Was Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "When I was swimming in college, the thought of drowning never crossed my mind," said Olympic champion John Kinsella. "Now, I'm aware there's a [...]

Heroes And Heroines From Hinsdale

Video courtesy of Bill Lauritzen from Hinsdale, Illinois. Legendary coach Don Watson, author of The Hinsdale Swimming Program, has touched many lives including a vast number of student-athletes from Hinsdale Central High School in the [...]

All-Time Greatest Open Water Swimmers – Male

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If we had to make a theoretical all-star relay of great male open water swimmers to swim across any of the Oceans Seven channels (English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai [...]

The Wonders Of Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Renowned coach Don Watson was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame two years ago and will be similarly honored this month by the International Swimming Hall [...]

Our Good Man Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is rare that one coach has the opportunity to coach one Olympian or one world champion, but it is exceedingly rare for one coach to train many over [...]

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 [...]

Sandra Bucha Inducted In The ISHOF

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sandra Bucha was honored last weekend by the International Swimming Hall of Fame as one of its relatively few Honor Open Water Swimmers. In the world of professional marathon [...]

Croatian Coincidence

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The humble Sandra Bucha will be inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Open Water Swimmer in June in Florida to add to her recognition [...]

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