Colleen Mallon Going To A Really Dark Place

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Talented and tough. Cool, courageous and composed. Well-traveled, well-mannered and well-spoken. Lots of words can describe Colleen Mallon of Ireland, a nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming [...]

Rohans Gives It More Than Ever

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Rohans More was willing to give it a go with at least 5 of the 7 channels in the Oceans Seven. He wanted to try the North Channel and [...]

What Do Two Fingers Mean Out In The Open Water?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What possibly could the two-finger sign of Pádraig Mallon mean out during the North Channel? Two-way crossing? Two hours/miles to go? Tandem swim? Second relay swimmer in? Peace? Victory? [...]

Third Time Is A Charm For Kimberly Rutherford

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kimberly Rutherford, an American ice swimmer who successfully crossed Monterey Bay in Northern California on September 5th in 22 hours 6 minutes. This was the third non-wetsuit crossing in [...]

Sheena Patterson, 1954 – 2014

Photo above of Ireland Long Distance Swimming Association President Billy Wallace, Maureen McCoy, Michelle Macy and Sheena Patterson (left to right) is courtesy of Paul McCambridge Photography and Video. Maureen McCoy gives a beautiful tribute [...]

Kimberley Chambers Achieves Oceans Seven

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As the world turns, Kimberley Chambers kept swimming and swimming and swimming today. And the global open water swimming community gives her a big pat on the pack for [...]

Waiting Onshore For The Oceans Seven

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is natural and expected for world-class swimmers like Lynne Cox and Penny Palfrey to be on the highest echelon of the Oceans Seven list. But it is equally [...]

When Two Minds Become One

Photo of Anna-Carin Nordin and escort pilot Brian Meharg discussing a crossing of the North Channel where she achieved the Oceans Seven. When a swimmer and pilot get together, they become two individuals with a [...]

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