Best Places To Swim Is In The Open Water

Courtesy of Raúl Casañas, Marketing Manager for Orca, creator of Best Places To Swim. Best Places To Swim developed by Orca of New Zealand is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of [...]

When Injuries Happen In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After Mike Spalding was bitten by a shark on his channel swim in Hawaii, he was immediately treated in a hospital after his escort boat motored him back to [...]

Best Places To Swim By Orca

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Orca launched its new service, BestPlacesToSwim, a worldwide community for open water swimming fans. The service within the Orca website is here (orca.com/us-en/community/best-places-to-swim). Swimmers and triathletes can upload and [...]

2015 FINA Approved Swimwear List

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. FINA has begun updating its list of approved swimwear (see here). The new swimwear list goes into effect beginning January 1st 2015 and includes swimsuits, swim caps and goggles. [...]

Sergio Salomone In Harmony With Orcas

Courtesy of José Díaz of Nadandolibre, Spain. Sergio Salomone from Argentina discusses open water swimming with José Díaz of Nadandolibre (see here in Spanish). Salomone talks about his in-water experiences with an orca. "I swam [...]

Humans To Use Orcas To Avoid Sharks

Courtesy of Kickstarter. ORCA or the Ocean Recreation Comfort Apparatus is sonic camouflage designed to keep sharks away from humans when they are surfing, swimming, diving or otherwise recreating in the ocean. The new product [...]

Oh, Orcas!

A large pod of orcas, up to 40 killer whales, were roaming the coastline in Southern California last week. A pod of 30 orcas were cruising off of Long Beach twice last week. "We were [...]