You Are A Newbie Swimmer If…

You know you are part of an emerging global force of swimmers if you... 1. first learned of open water swimming through Facebook or Twitter 2. bought your first pair of goggles and they were [...]

The Heart Of Lions

The Heart Of Lions Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. An interesting bit of trivia researched by Ned Denison on Ireland: nearly 44% of the honorees in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame have [...]

Don Watson To Be Honoured In Cork

Don Watson is one of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Honourees. He will be honored in Cork, Ireland at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference. The American pool and open [...]

Gilles Potvin, Still Passionate 71 Years Into It

Gilles Potvin, Still Passionate 71 Years Into It Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gilles Potvin, now 71, has all kinds of recollections from years past. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honouree competed [...]

With A Valiant Heart, Nothing Is Impossible

Back in 1955, the young Gilles Potvin peeked over the shoulder of a big-city newspaper reporter from Montreal. The reporter was covering the unprecedented crossing of lac St-Jean by Jacques Amyot. "Jacques Amyot just accomplished [...]

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