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 [...]

Will Open Water Swimming Species Be Upgraded?

We had absolutely fascinating discussion and lunch with Juan Enriquez, a former swimmer and water polo teammate who was the founding director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project. He is written on global [...]

The Cyclical Nature Of American Media Coverage

Thinking back about American sports history, it appears that massive amounts of media coverage is cyclical when it comes to American open water swimmers…and that media attention is largely centered around women. Gertrude Ederle in [...]

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