Who Is The Greatest Australian Open Water Swimmer?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Chloë McCardel completed her three-way crossing of the English Channel in 2015 in 36 hours 12 minutes, fellow Australian channel swimmer Michael 'Murph' Renford said, "Chloë's success undoubtedly [...]

Chloë McCardel Is Ready, Set To Go A Really Long Way

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Following along the courageous, hard-nosed wake of her Australian predecessors like Annette Kellerman, Susie Maroney, Linda McGill, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Tammy van Wisse, Melissa Cunningham, and Penny Palfrey, 29-year-old Chloë [...]

For The Love And Passion Of The Sport

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Melissa Cunningham has a soft touch and a hard side. As one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate FINA Athlete Representatives in open water swimming history, Cunningham was always [...]

Fun Facts For Freestylers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. June 3rd, today, is a day when both champions from the 1994 FINA World Championships 25 km swim were born. Melissa Cunningham of Australia was born in 1974 and [...]

Melissa Cunningham Honoured Again By Hall Of Fame

Melissa Cunningham of Australia was recently inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer and just received the prestigious Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award. She followed up her two [...]

Melissa Cunningham Honored Around The World

Australian world champion Melissa Cunningham was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer, but she could not make it to this past weekend's ceremonies in Cork, Ireland. Cunningham was [...]

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