Young Helped The Young

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included Catalina Channel Swimming Federation president Forrest [...]

Extreme Swimming…To Be Young Or To Be Old?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Rob Kent looks back on the endurance sports accomplishments of his fellow athletes in L.O.S.T. (here), he points out two individuals on the opposite end of the age [...]

Big Hairy Audacious Goals Accomplished In 24 Hours

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 13-year-old Abi Tripp, 17-year-old Nick Streicher, 17-year-old Michelle Sempowski, 17-year-old Natasha Dobson, 18-year-old Harley Bolton, 21-year-old Natalie Lambert, 23-year-old Jenna Lambert, and 53-year-old Vicki Keith have anxiously awaited the [...]

When The Tides Turn, Go With The Flow

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 13-year-old Abi Tripp, 17-year-old Nick Streicher, 17-year-old Michelle Sempowski, 17-year-old Natasha Dobson, 18-year-old Harley Bolton, 21-year-old Natalie Lambert, 23-year-old Jenna Lambert, and 53-year-old Vicki Keith were disappointed once before [...]

Open Water Swimming Opens Up New Horizons

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Adam Walker needed a change. Seven years ago, the former British water polo player found himself selling toasters and kettles. Deep down inside, Walker knew that life was more [...]

Marilyn Bell, In Solo Yet Never Alone

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Marilyn Bell Di Lascio currently lives in New Jersey. The Canadian swimming icon, who was the first person to swim across Lake Ontario, is showcased in Laura Young's new [...]

Solo, Yet Never Alone By Laura Young

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sportswriter Laura Young features over 40 swimmers in her new book, In Solo, Yet Never Alone: Swimming the Great Lakes. Why would anyone swim the Great Lakes? Young delves [...]

Great Scott! In The Open Water

Great Scott! In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. John Scott is an outstanding freestyler from Toronto, Canada. From the age of 13, his career took off both in the pool where [...]

Did They Swim Without Goggles?

In the 1929 £5000 Marathon swim in Lake Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 238 swimmers participated in a 15-mile race won by Edward Keating in 8 hours 19 minutes. It looks like some of them participated without [...]

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