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Taking It To The Limit, The Mind Matters

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pádraig Mallon, one of the few people in the world who is an ice swimmer, channel swimmer and an Ironman triathlete, has gotten through some tough physical challenges. He [...]

30 Recommended UK Open Water Venues & Events

Courtesy of Mailsports Swim Specialist. Mailsports Swim Specialist has 30 recommendations for open water swimming venues and events in the United Kingdom: 1. North Channel (21 miles) 2. Great North Swim (2-day extravaganza) 3. Cold [...]

The First Dál Riata Channel Attempt In 1878

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Historian and author Angus Martin was interested in the Dál Riata Channel Swim (otherwise known as the Mull of Kintyre Swim) by Wayne Soutter in the North Channel. Interestingly, [...]

The Incredible Career Of Mercedes Gleitze

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Given the era, circumstances, and global expanse of her swims, there has been arguably no greater aquatic adventurer than Mercedes Gleitze. From Ireland and Spain to South Africa and [...]

Where Is Precisely The North Channel?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Crossing the North Channel is acknowledged as one of the most difficult open water swims in the world. The 21-mile traverse between Scotland and Ireland was an easy selection [...]

Pádraig Picks Up Personality Plaque

The relentlessly energetic Pádraig Mallon won the 2013 Senior Individual Sports Personality Award at the 2013 Newry and Mourne Sports Awards ceremony. Mallon, the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, is one [...]

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