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Benefitting From Bangor Boats

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Brian Meharg of Bangor Boats has almost seen it all on the North Channel. From helping Kevin Murphy in 1972 on a 2-way attempt and Ted Keenan in a [...]

To Infinity And Beyond

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Their warm hearts apparently pump out ice in their veins. Their warm smiles reportedly melt the frost they walk on the shorelines. Arguably, there are fewer more hardened and [...]

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 [...]

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