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When All Eyes Look North

Courtesy of Irish Long Distance Swimming Association and Swim Ireland. For generations, the most difficult, challenging and cruelest channel crossing in the world has generally been considered to be the North Channel, 21 miles between [...]

Calm On The Surface, Cold And Pain Below

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Finally after 10 hours 58 minutes, I had returned to conquer the beast that I had obsessed over for three years...my life changed forever this day...," recalls Edward Williams [...]

Pat Gallant-Charette Raising The Bar

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville, North Channel, California. Pat Gallant-Charette, an American nurse extraordinaire, continues to raise the bar and push the envelope what older swimmers can do. At the age of 65 years and 204 [...]

Pat Gallantly Navigates The North

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are few people on the globe with the persistence and determination of Pat Gallant-Charette. Arguably, she may be among the most persistent in open water swimming history. She [...]

Steve Is A Walker And A Swimmer

Courtesy of Steve Walker, North Channel. After moving "kind of slow" the past few days, Steve Walker described his 11 hour 19 minute crossing of the North Channel between North Ireland and Scotland. "The swim [...]

The Uniqueness Of French Around The Globe

Courtesy of Beth French on history's first Calendar Year Oceans Seven in the English Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar, and Catalina Channel, attempted all within one calendar year.. [...]

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