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Nostalgia In Naples

Nostalgia In Naples Courtesy of Long Beach Lifeguard Association Museum, Long Beach, California. The Naples Island Swim & SUP event has been held continuously since the 1920's. The 1947 Naples Island Swim winners included Dick [...]

Brownsea Island Swim Fills Up Fast

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Last year, neoprening Katie Nimmo of the Cheltenham Swimming & Waterpolo Club (1:20.30) nearly knocked off bioprening Oliver Wilkinson of the Gloucester Masters (1:20.22) in the annual Brownsea Island [...]

Kristy Kowal Gets Hungry For Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Years ago, Kirsty Kowal was biting a real Olympic medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games for her 200m breaststroke race. Now the school teacher's attention is often captured [...]

California Circumnavigating Naples Island

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Race Director Merritt Johnson Morris explained, "I didn't get to see the finish between 17-year-old Nick Vargas and [veteran] Alex Kostich, but I heard people asking about who this [...]

Naples Island Swim, A California Classic

Naples Island Swim, A California Classic Courtesy of WOWSA, Long Beach, California. For over four decades, the Naples Island Swim continues on. The California classic consisted of five events in Long Beach, California's Los Alamitos [...]