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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 [...]

Benjamin Schulte At The Head Of The Class

When we think about open water swimmers of the past, so many outstanding individuals come to mind from the 19th and 20th centuries. When we think about the contemporary swimmers of modern times, there are [...]

We Are Swimming In An Era Of Greatness

Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11, passed away on Saturday. An estimated 600 million people watched the Navy pilot set foot on the moon in 1969 and heard him utter his most famous statement, [...]

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