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Philip Hodges Cuts His Wake Across Loch Lomond

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Philip Hodges was one of two swimmers, including Adrian Rotchell who finished in 14 hours, to complete the recent Loch Lomond crossing in Scotland. The 44-year-old Hodges, who finished [...]

Marine Life During The Cork Distance Week

Courtesy of Ned Denison at the Cork Distance Week in Cork, Ireland. This gives you some idea of what is under the gorgeously pretty, occasionally turbulent, frequently cool waters off the coast of Ireland. Copyright [...]

Ice Milers Show Warmth

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville at Cork Distance Week, Ireland. The enchanting Sandycove Island, Kinsale, Co. Cork in Ireland calls open water swimmers from around the world to Cork Distance Week, a week of swimming, training [...]

60 Minutes Over The Entire Week

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. America's CBS 60 Minutes television crew has descended upon Cork, Ireland to film the renowned Cork Distance Week with a focus on Ned Denison and his intense physiological and [...]

Carina Bruwer Swimming For Hope

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Carina Bruwer will take her Swim For Hope project to Europe this month. The mother and lead player of SAMA Award-winning instrumental pop group Sterling EQ will undertake two [...]

Who Needs A Ferry? Not Ned

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Isle of Bute is site of the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and WOWSA Awards ceremonies. The island, situated [...]

The Way Things Were: Irish Champion Of Champions

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Irish hosted the Champion of Champions event in Sandycove Island in May 2008. In 11ºC (51.8ºF) waters, the field attempted 9 circumnavigations around the famed island swimming mecca. [...]

Oswald Schmidt Honoured By Sandycove Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Oswald Schmidt was honored as the 2013 Sandycove Island Volunteer of the Year. Ned Denison of the Sandycove Island Swim Club Committee explains, "Ossie put in a tremendous year [...]

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