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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 [...]

Open Water Swimming’s Number 4 On Ted Talks

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The number of open water swimmers who have given TED presentations is few and far between: ...Maarten van der Weijden, a leukemia cancer survivor who won the 2008 Olympic [...]

Tweeting Tons Together

Way back in the distant past of online social media, we were tweeting from the NBC studios during the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. As we managed the online commentary [...]

30 Open Water Swimmers Known By One Name

These open water swimmers are luminaries of the sport. They are so renowned that any mention of their first name is immediately recognizable in the open water swimming world. Their reputations and exploits, their attempts [...]

Hammer The Need For Nutrition

It is rare that open water swimmers are used to endorse commercial products. While many swimmers have been supported by swimsuit manufacturers (e.g., Maarten van der Weijden for blueseventy and Trent Grimsey for FINIS), Tammy [...]

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