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Wayne Soutter, Hitting The Wall

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sean McCarry, Commander of the Community Rescue Service, escorted Wayne Soutter on an unprecedented swim across the Dál Riata Channel in 2012 that was initially pioneered by Mercedes Gleitze [...]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Courtesy of Heather Clatworthy and Doloranda Pember (daughter of Mercedes Gleitze), Portstewart, Northern Ireland. "Since I was a little girl growing up in Portstewart sitting on the strand beach, twiddling the sand between my toes, [...]

A Christmas Present From The Open Water

Courtesy of Clare Delargy, producer of Mercedes The Spirit Of A New Age. Mercedes The Spirit Of A New Age, a documentary film on Mercedes Gleitze, will be broadcast this Christmas in the United Kingdom [...]

Wandering Samurai In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A rōnin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless for various reasons including due to the death [...]

One Great Achievement More

Courtesy of Doloranda Pember about her mother Mercedes Gleitze. Doloranda Hannah Pember provided information about her mother's swim of 30 hours in Cork, Ireland on February 25th and 26th 1930. Gleitze's swim took place in [...]

Mercedes: The Spirit Of A New Age To Premiere

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. “It’s having the willpower to endure the cold and not be disconcerted at the nearness of porpoises, dolphins and even sharks, to bear the pain of aching shoulders, knees [...]

Rolling Home to Bonnie Scotland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Doloranda Pember accepted the International Swimming Hall of Fame honors that we bestowed upon her mother Mercedes Gleitze on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. This is what she said [...]

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