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Swimmers On Dryland

William Dickey, Olympic Plunge for Distance Gold Medalist, 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games Courtesy of WOWSA, Life Saving Exhibition Lake, St. Louis, Missouri. Many open water swimmers can be defined as fascinating people [...]

What Is Natalie Du Toit Doing Now?

Courtesy of 7Q2 about Natalie du Toit, circa 2015. An interview by 7Q2 here with the only amputee in Olympic swimming history to final in an Olympic swimming event, Natalie du Toit of South Africa [...]

Choosing Words Wisely

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Simon Griffiths of H2Open Magazine penned a thoughtful and introspective article on Why our choice of words matters to our fellow swimmers (see here). Griffiths explains in his article [...]

Taking A Turn For The Best By The Best

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Don Makatile of the Sunday World describes Olympic marathon swimmer and Paralympic champion Natalie du Toit's well-received book Tumble Turn "a beautiful story of courage, the stuff powerful biographies [...]

Women versus Men In The Open Water World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. South African swimmer Theodore Yach asked a question whose answer is not surprising to those in the open water swimming community: Are women equal or better at ultra sea [...]

Natalie du Toit Received An Honorary MBE

The Profile of Natalie du Toit was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as one of the best television images of the summer and winter Olympic Games back in 2008. And the recognitions for [...]

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