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Olympic Déjà Vu For Kane Radford

Photo courtesy of Simon Watts, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Back in 2008, Daniel Katzir qualified for the Olympic marathon swim, but was not allowed to compete in Beijing by the Israeli Swimming Federation. Similarly [...]

Contracting Diseases In The Open Water

Water-related disease information courtesy of Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia. Lynne Cox and the New York Times called for the movement of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim from Copacabana Beach at the 2016 Rio [...]

If Not Copacabana Beach, Then Where?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Since Lynne Cox in her bell-ringing article recently posted in the New York Times [see here] has called for the IOC and FINA to change the venue of the [...]

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 [...]

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