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The Greatest Olympic Upset In History

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Swimming World Magazine is presenting its top nin upsets in Olympic swimming history - 9 unexpected and unimagined victories by [...]

Preparing For The Olympics

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Maarten van der Weijden, the gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim from the Netherlands, prepared himself in thoughtful ways for his 2008 Olympic triumph. The 10 [...]

All-Time Greatest Open Water Swimmers – Male

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If we had to make a theoretical all-star relay of great male open water swimmers to swim across any of the Oceans Seven channels (English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai [...]

Inspireren By Maarten Van Der Weijden

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "You will become an Olympic champion," said 3-time Olympic gold medalist Pieter van den Hoogenband. "Do you believe it?" asked his coach Marcel Wouda. "Inspiration is part of dream. [...]

Talking Swimming On TED

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. TED Talks are a global set of conferences run by the non-profit Sapling Foundation under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading". A number of open water swimmers have spoken at [...]

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