Pádraig Mallon, Man In The Middle Of Much

If there is anyone who embodies the spirit of open water swimming while possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for in a genuinely humble and understated manner, [...]

The Great Duel: Murphy vs. Renford

Kevin Murphy of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation discussed The Great Duel at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland. The Great Duel was a famous series in 1977 that pitted [...]

The Stars Are Arriving In Cork

The lobby of the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland is starting to fill with the luminaries of the sport on Day One. Spotted checking in were Annaleise Carr (Canada), Kevin Murphy [...]

Kathy Batts Going Solo With Friends

Kathy Batts is one lucky woman, but she has persevered and worked hard to find that luck. In the 1970's she crossed paths often with the channel swimming legend Kevin Murphy, both through swimming and [...]

International Field Set For Cork, Ireland

The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, WOWSA Awards, and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held between October 11th - 13th in Cork, Ireland. The festivities will kick-off on Friday [...]

Anna Wardley Round And Round She Goes

Over the last two years, Anna Wardley has been raising money for the Samaritans (www.samaritans.org), The Ellen McArthur Trust (www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org), and Sail Africa (sailafrica.org). She has taken it upon herself to swim around Dragonera (Mallorca, [...]

Anna Wardley Wants To Make It A Quartet

Anna Wardley will attempt to become the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight, the largest island of England. It is located in the English Channel and separated from the mainland by a [...]

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