The Black Shark Handled CNE’s Cold Water

Unidentified swimmers from the 1927 Canadian National Exhibition race in Toronto. Unidentified swimmers from the 1930 Canadian National Exhibition race in Toronto. After 17-year-old Toronto swimmer George Young won the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim [...]

Butterfly And Boulder, Breaking Barriers

Courtesy of Butterfly and Boulder about Vicki Keith. A great backstory of Vicki Keith's swim across Lake Ontario was written by Patrick Kennedy of The Whig-Standard here, called 'Butterfly and Boulder'.

8 Go 90 In 24 On Lake Ontario

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A Canadian 8-person relay of young swimmers from St. Catharines, Ontario included Abby-gail Jones, Alyssa Mundy, Ayla Jukosky, Charlie French, Jayson Pigeon, Michaela Arsenault, Ming Scott, and Trinity Arsenault. [...]

Blonde In Deep Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Blonde In Deep Water is a biography of Brenda Fisher, the most famous open water swimmer of her generation. Written by Lucy Wood, Blonde In Deep Water goes back [...]

Lake Ontario Still Calls Natalie Lambert

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in 2007, young Canadian swimmer Natalie Lambert wanted to become the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario along the traditional course established by Marilyn Bell in 1954. [...]

Silent Swim To Fight Cystic Fibrosis

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When a swimmer takes to the open water, their sensory deprivation is like few other endurance athletes. They can barely see, they can barely hear, their tactile feel is [...]

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