How Low Can They Go?

How Low Can They Go? Courtesy of WOWSA, Southern Ocean, Antarctica. With Bhakti Sharma's recent Antarctica swim generating waves of congratulations across India, where does her 41-minute 1.4-mile swim in 1ºC water rank in the [...]

How Far Can They Go In The Cold Water?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Matías Ola has outdone himself. Not as an ice swimmer as he usually does, but also as an event organizer. At the International Winter Swimming Festival Argentina 2014, representatives [...]

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 [...]

An Extraordinarily Powerful Film Of Adventure

An Extraordinarily Powerful Film Of Adventure Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was the most dangerous and risky open water swim in history. During the Bering Strait Swim from Cape Dezhnev in Chukotka, Russia, [...]

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 [...]

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