Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is [...]

The Way Things Were: Irish Champion Of Champions

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Irish hosted the Champion of Champions event in Sandycove Island in May 2008. In 11ºC (51.8ºF) waters, the field attempted 9 circumnavigations around the famed island swimming mecca. [...]

Who Said Those Swimming Quotes?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Answers are below: 1. Just keep swimming. A. Freda Streeter at Dover, England B. Ned Denison during Cork Distance Week in Ireland C. Dory in Finding Nemo (movie) 2. [...]

Top 25 Individuals In Openwaterpedia

Top 25 Individuals In Openwaterpedia Openwaterpedia ‎is like Wikipedia for the open water swimming world. It is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool that currently has 15,495 different entries that have been viewed 14,743,810 [...]

The King Holds Court In The Open Water

From the shores of Mallorca, Spain, the SwimTrek Long Distance Training trips have helped many aspiring English Channel and marathon swimmers - newcomers and veterans - achieve their personal aquatic goals and helped open their [...]

Highlights From The ILDSA Awards

The ILDSA 2013 Awards ceremony, hosted by Camlough Lake Water Festival Team and Newry and Mourne District Council in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, were attended by the over 100 guests including the Alison Streeter [...]

Will Open Water Swimming Species Be Upgraded?

We had absolutely fascinating discussion and lunch with Juan Enriquez, a former swimmer and water polo teammate who was the founding director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project. He is written on global [...]

The Admiral Of The Channel

When we look at old photos of Mercedes Gleitze attempting to swim across the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland, we half expect to see a young Brian Meharg MBE in her boat, so intertwined [...]

Dover Beach Crew Honoured With Service Award

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Marathon Swimmers Forum and hundreds of voters around the world know excellence when they see and experience it. The inaugural Service to Marathon Swimming Award was awarded to [...]

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