The Different Generations Of Open Water Swimming

Anthropologists, genealogists, historians and the media often refer to different generations when explaining trends and demographic changes or characteristics in history. People occasionally talk about the Lost Generation (with an average birth date of 1914), [...]

Round And Round They Swam 24 Hours In 15°C

Older generations often tell younger people of the tremendous trials and tribulations of their youth and how much more difficult it was "back then" compared with contemporary times. Younger people tend to brush off the [...]

The Media Waves Of Open Water Swimming

Figuratively speaking, open water swimming has always seemed to evolve in waves over the generations. Like the ocean swells and tides that swimmers face, it seems major media coverage of the sport comes and goes. [...]

Swimming Overnight To Canada

Way back in August 1978, John Kinsella left Niagara-on-the-Lake, west of Niagara Falls, on an overnight swim to Toronto across Lake Ontario during the US$50,000 Pepsi Challenge Marathon Swim. From the United States to Canada [...]

Cashing In On Marathon Swimming

The Daily Mail reported that Olympic 10km Marathon Swim gold medal favorite Keri-Anne Payne has generated income of £500,000 from her sponsors, Links of London, British Gas, Speedo, Max Factor and Oral-B. With her bright [...]

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