Katie Rowe Announces 100×100 Century Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With the water temperature dropping quickly, many open water swimmers are heading back to the warmer, more hospitable confines of their local swimming pools. Besides the hard-core extreme swimmers [...]

More 65-year-olds To Do The 65th

Scenes from last year's the 64th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim are courtesy of WOWSA from Huntington Beach, California. 65 years ago, legendary Huntington Beach lifeguard Gene Belshe started the Huntington Beach Pier Swim. "The [...]

Black Wednesday, A Day Before Thanksgiving

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As Americans prepare for their Thanksgiving holidays, open water swimmers are preparing for long training sets over the holiday season. While American shoppers are revving up for the holiday [...]

Sea Monkey Challenge Update

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "We had 5 ocean swims in the inaugural [Seal Beach] Sea Monkey Challenge during October," said Sea Monkey Doug Garland. "The first question people ask us is always about [...]

Sea Monkeys Hang Around Seal Beach Pier

Sea Monkeys Hang Around Seal Beach Pier Courtesy of Sea Monkey Mistress Katie Rowe in Long Beach, California. When the surf starting to pump up along the Southern California coast, Sea Monkey Mistress Katie Rowe [...]

Swim Long Beach Have Serious Fun

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the not always appreciated differences between the English Channel in Europe and the Catalina Channel in California is the support generated by the local communities. While hundreds [...]

Tough As Nails Across The Catalina Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When people say women who do open water swimming are tough as nails, they are not exaggerating. Yet these women often possess a humble softness about them, a genuine [...]

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