Swimming Around Africa

https://youtu.be/Rpr3uHRvMGc https://youtu.be/6BiIHkqk3k4 Swimming Around Africa Courtesy of OpenWater Africa, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Following in the wake of Lewis Pugh (9 hours 52 minutes in 1992, Dr. Otto Thaning (10 hours [...]

Shapland Swimming As A Near Septuagenarian

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The oldest individuals to have successfully crossed the English Channel include renowned members of the Half Century Club: 1. Otto Thaning (South Africa), 73 years, E/F, 12:52 in 2014 [...]

How Old Can They Go? Very Old

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We are quite confident that the record books will be completely rewritten over the next 20-30 years in terms of the healthful longevity of open water swimmers. At this [...]

Septuagenarian Swimmers Still

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Des Renford first swam the English Channel in 1970, he was 43 years old and was referred to in the press as "Maroubra Grandfather Des Renford" because back [...]

Open Water Swimmers Have A Long, Long Way To Go

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. This summer, 73-year-old Dr. Otto Thaning of South Africa (12 hours 52 minutes) and 70-year-old Cyril Baldock of Australia (12 hours 45 minutes) completed a crossing of the English [...]

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