Before We Were Winners, We Were All Beginners

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Several well-known American Olympic champions (Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky) appear in a Colle+McVoy commercial for USA Swimming. The voiceover is that of another 3-time [...]

Haley Anderson’s Arena

Photo courtesy of Team USA. Haley Anderson's current arena is the open water, but her roots were competitive swimming. The former NCAA champion was recently nominated by USA Swimming for two awards for its annual [...]

One Stroke, One Year At A Time

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Katie Ledecky can swim nearly five times as fast as Mieko Nagaoka (長岡三重子). But the Japanese centenarian is also more than five times as old as the American Olympic [...]

Bruce Gemmell Given Top Coaching Honor

Bruce Gemmell, a long-time supporter of open water swimming, was awarded the 2013 American Swim Coaches Association's Coach of the Year in September. It was an honor well-deserved and inevitable given his long coaching career [...]

Haley Anderson Misses Out Again

In a year that saw her just barely miss out on an Olympic gold medal in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim, Haley Anderson finished behind Olympic 800m gold medalist Katie Ledecky last night in USA [...]