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The Openwaterpedia 100

The Openwaterpedia 100 Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Openwaterpedia is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool for the open water swimming community that is useful for research, reference and expanding one's knowledge and [...]

Howard James, First One In, Last One Out

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Howard James (née Keech) has that undeniable look of a channel swimmer: a look of determination and intense focus coupled with a sense of adventure and a dash of [...]

Sun’s Coming Up, Better Get In

Courtesy of WOWSA, Tower 26 workout on Santa Monica Beach, California with Amy Dantzler [smiling above]. How many times have you seen swimmers get up early for a morning practice, rubbing their eyes and moving [...]

Be Motivated, Be Inspired, Swim The Dream

Courtesy of Kathy Batts and Ian Muir. One of the biggest hurdles faced by swimmers preparing for an English Channel swim is the six-hour qualifying swim – two hours is required for relay swimmers. The [...]

Chloë McCardel Talks About The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In years past, swimmers like Alison Streeter, Michael Read, Kevin Murphy, Cindy Nicholas, and Des Renford did repeated English Channel crossings. In contemporary times, there are a handful of [...]

Gentlemen And Giants Of The Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gregg Bolsinger completed an 11 hour 22 minute crossing of the English Channel in 2014. The 54-year-old attorney from Cincinnati, Ohio went back to the English Channel again this [...]

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