Won’t 30,000 Times As Bad Kill You?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the 2016 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Florida, NBC reported [here] that the Associated Press found that viral levels in Rio de Janeiro were 30,000 [...]

London vs. Rio, Open Water vs. Rough Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Night and day. The differences between the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim course and conditions at the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are significant. Photos [...]

Sid Cassidy To Serve As Head Referee In Rio

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While New Zealand Swimming's John West will have his hands full serving as the head referee during the women's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, [...]

Will Youth Or Age Be Served In Rio?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The average age of the first 10 female qualifiers for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is 25.9 years. Will American Haley Anderson turn [...]

Andreas Waschburger Getting Prepared

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Andreas Waschburger of Germany finished eighth in the 2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in London. And he wants to have another shot at standing on the Olympic podium in [...]

Stand Tall At Open Water Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The medal ceremonies at various events range from the race director handing out awards on the beach right after the last swimmer finishes to elaborate ceremonies with national anthems [...]

Preparing For The Olympics

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Maarten van der Weijden, the gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim from the Netherlands, prepared himself in thoughtful ways for his 2008 Olympic triumph. The 10 [...]

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