The Welcomed Agony Of Open Water Swimming`

When we hear ice swimmers, channel swimmers, marathon swimmers and professional swimmers talk about the pain and agony of open water swimming, we ponder how unique and inspirational these athletes are. Ashley Twichell says, [...]

Behind The Scenes Of Baywatch With Alexandra Paul

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Baywatch was one of the most popular American television shows during the 1990s. The show was syndicated worldwide and featured David Hasselhoff and openwater swimmer Alexandra Paul. The TV [...]

Notebooks And Whiteboards In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Quite often, marathon swimmers and channel swimmers use whiteboards as a communication tool between coach and swimmer. The coach on the escort boat uses a black marker to communicate [...]

Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer?

Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer? Courtesy of WOWSA. Was Odysseus among the first mythical character to be a marathon swimmer? According to Homer’s famous epic story Odyssey, Odysseus was sailing from Thrinacia to Ogygia [...]

Some Channel Swimmers Have Pacemakers

Sometimes a swim buddy truly lives up to the name.A pacemaker (or pace swimmer) is an individual who swims alongside or near a channel swimmer or marathon swimmer to protect, pace or accompany the swimmer. [...]