How Do You Prepare For An Open Water Swim?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As the Big Chillswim Winter Swimming Gala in Windermere, England, we asked athletes about how they prepare and feel ready - especially mentally - to compete in their winter [...]

Seeking The Truth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A number of open water swimmers and physicians have given TED Talks at various locations around the world: Lewis Pugh, Diana Nyad, Maarten van der Weijden, Ori Sela, Vicki [...]

Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Lewis Pugh talking about his swim in the North Pole. Lewis Pugh talking about his swim on Mount Everest. Lewis Pugh talking about his swim in the Maldives. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After [...]

Recovery From The Ice

Courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association. People write, people talk, people present all the time. Some write about training, racing, kayaking and crewing. Some write about what to eat and what to drink [...]

Chilling In The Cold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Lake District has long attracted swimmers from around the world to its water, some attempting cross-lake swims. But as the decades has passed, two new phenomena have emerged. [...]

A New Warm World In Cold Places

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Lewis Pugh swam in the North Pole, it was mind-boggling to people over a certain age. For those Baby Boomers and others who grew up thinking that the [...]

12 Days Of Christmas In The Open Water

Photo courtesy of Lewis Pugh in the Southern Ocean during the Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my coach sent to me... Twelve Tubs of Maxim, Eleven Pairs [...]

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