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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 [...]

Karen Burton Reeder, Flying High In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Karen Burton Reeder was an American professional marathon swimmer and graduate of the Air Force Academy where she received a bachelor's degree in Human Factor Engineering. After her career, [...]

Berkay’s Butterfly Brings Benefits

GPS tracker courtesy of Evan Morrison, Marathon Swimmers Federation. Melissa Yasmin Berkay writes frequently about open water swimming and elite open water swimmers, from Olympians to channel swimmers, for Swimming World Magazine. It will be [...]

Dale Petranech, A Lifetime Of Achievement

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I have never met anyone like him," said Steven Munatones of Dale Petranech, the Honorary Secretary of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and recent International Swimming Hall [...]

Open Water Swimming Coaches Around The World

Open Water Swimming Coaches Around The World Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimming coaches includes individuals who psychologically, physiologically or logistically help, train, aid, educate, motivate or support open water swimmers or [...]

Catalina Channel Swimming Back In The Day

Back in 1984 and 1989, Penny Dean and John York, along with a number of other marathon swimmers under the auspices of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, organized a USA Long Distance International Championships, a [...]

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