Michael Read MBE, A Lifetime Of Achievement

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During his pool swimming career as a butterflyer and distance freestyler, Great Britain's Michael Read represented his country in 1959 and 1960 while qualifying as an alternate at the [...]

A Channel Swimming Giant

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michael Read MBE continues to swim around the world six decades after his swimming career started in his native Great Britain. Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming [...]

Mike Read Remembers A Cold, Cold Day On Loch Ness

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is traditional at International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) induction ceremonies for a former honouree to give the ISHOF (red) [...]

A Quartet Of Heroes and Heroines

A Quartet Of Heroes And Heroines Courtesy of WOWSA, Isle of Bute. Michael Read, Sally Minty-Gravett, Kevin Murphy and Tom Watch participated in a wonderfully inspirational panel discussion about their swims across the English Channel [...]

Michael Read’s Remembers The Channel

At the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland, old friends Harry Huffaker of Idaho and Michael Read MBE of England were able to catch up on old times and reminiscence about their [...]

Anna Wardley Wants To Make It A Quartet

Anna Wardley will attempt to become the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight, the largest island of England. It is located in the English Channel and separated from the mainland by a [...]

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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