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Swimming From Little Diomede To Ratmanova Island

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 38-year-old Alexandr Brylin and 45-year-old Grigorii Prokopchuk swam between the Diomede Islands on August 1st 2014 from Little Diomede in the USA to Big Diomede (or Ratmanova Island) in [...]

What Are Swimmers Known As?

What Are Swimmers Known As? Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are a number of colorful champions, powerful personalities and charismatic characters in the open water swimming world with unusual, funny, or poignant nicknames. [...]

Renaissance Men In The Open Water World

Renaissance Men In The Open Water World Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A Renaissance man is often applied to the gifted people of the Renaissance era (from the 14th to 17th century) who sought [...]

Who Is Better Prepared For Extreme Conditions?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. National Geographic reported that University of Utah researchers found that the average temperature of a women's hands is 2.8°F (1.6°C) colder than the average temperature of a man's hand [...]

Women versus Men In The Open Water World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. South African swimmer Theodore Yach asked a question whose answer is not surprising to those in the open water swimming community: Are women equal or better at ultra sea [...]

When Women Move Men And Mindsets

Women have often set the bar in the open water. No distance, no temperature seems out of reach for the fairer sex. It has happened in lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada, the Bering Strait, Beagle [...]

The Floating Tribe Around The Globe

Novelist Pico Iyer calls his kind, The Floating Tribe. An Indian of blood and ancestry, Iyer was raised and educated in England, but has lived for decades in both Japan and the U.S.A. He is [...]

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