Giulio Travaglio Was A Power In The 1960s

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Giulio Travaglio started out in the pool and culminated his Hall of Fame career in the open water. The Italian national pool champion in the 1500 meters transitioned to [...]

Remembering History, Celebrating Alawi Makki

Courtesy of Kathrin Lammers, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Over 40 countries are represented in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, but only one of the inductees is from Saudi Arabia. Without a [...]

General Zorkani, A Major Force In The Open Water

Courtesy of Luciano Cotena, Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, Italy. Major General Ahmed Zorkani was a major presence in the professional marathon swimming world throughout the 1950's and 1960's. His passion is remembered fondly by the [...]

Ahmad Hossein Gives A Thumbs Up

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ahmad Hossien is the Syrian coach of Saleh Mohammad, a professional marathon swimmer who is competing in today's 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy. Saleh is a [...]

The Power To Believe By Karina Fassi

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Karina Fassi is a gifted disabled swimmer from Argentina who was invited to compete in this weekend's 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy. A remarkable individual, she [...]

Scandal And/Or Tie? Athletes Move On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is not often that newspapers describe scandals in open water swimming events, but when they do, it is big news. At least locally. The newspaper covering the 39th [...]

Paolo Meglio, The Marathon Man

It was a very difficult day last week between Capri and Naples in Italy at the amateur 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Capri-Napoli International Swimming Crossing Competition). With winds viciously across the sea and [...]

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