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Alison Cardwell Receives Ted Keenan Shield

Alison Cardwell received the 2013 Irish Long Distance Swimming Association's Ted Keenan Shield for Ulster Open Water Swimmer of the Year at the ILDSA Awards ceremony this past weekend. At the 2013 ILDSA Awards, Cardwell [...]

The Admiral Of The Channel

When we look at old photos of Mercedes Gleitze attempting to swim across the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland, we half expect to see a young Brian Meharg MBE in her boat, so intertwined [...]

Peter Bales, A Navigating Giant Of South Africa

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michael Oram (English Channel), Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa (Strait of Gibraltar), Quinten Nelson (North Channel), Greg Elliott (Catalina Channel), Captain Mizushima (Tsugaru Channel), Bob Andrieux (Santa Barbara Channel), and Charlie [...]

Darren Miller Achieving The Oceans Seven

The people on the global Oceans Seven list truly come from all walks of life. Stephen Redmond is a former rugby player. Anna-Carin Nordin travels without a coach, trainer or entourage of any sort. Michelle [...]

Pádraig Mallon, Man In The Middle Of Much

If there is anyone who embodies the spirit of open water swimming while possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for in a genuinely humble and understated manner, [...]

Never Giving Up and Doing The Oceans Seven

To kick off the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, Stephen Redmond and Anna-Carin Nordin gave a fascinating swim-by-swim description of their Oceans Seven achievement. The audience was in total rapture. “I had this perfect day, [...]

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