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Yasunari Hirai Gets A Kick Out Of Training

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Throughout sports history, great athletes have created great athletic moves: * track-and-field: Fosbury Flop * gymnastics: Thomas Flare * gymnastics: Omelianchik * boxing: Rope-a-dope * wrestling: Karelin Lift * [...]

Swimming Like Olympians In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the difference between the racing tactics and mindset used at the highest levels (Olympic athletes and professional swimmers) and amateur open water competitors? Nothing, in our opinion. [...]

Endlessly Working On Leg Strength

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we think of swimmers with great kicking ability throughout open water swimming history, we automatically think of swimmers like Greta Andersen, Larisa Ilchenko and Jordan Wilimovsky. These swimmers [...]

Induction Ceremonies To Be Delayed

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The International Swimming Hall of Fame has its new headquarters in Santa Clara, California. The city of Santa Clara will postpone its International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies [...]

Swimming In Sochi And Beyond

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. World champions Evgeny Bezruchenko, Vladimir Dyatchin and Larisa Ilchenko announced their third season of the Champions Cup. The 4-race series of 1 nautical mile swims are in Moscow, Lipetsk, [...]

Larisa Ilchenko Honored By Swimming Hall Of Fame

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Last week, the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) announced its Class of 2016 inductees. Among the 17 luminaries in the aquatics world, Larisa Dmitriyevna Ilchenko of Russia was [...]

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