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Blood In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When blood and the ocean, that is when most swimmers want to get out of the open water. Fearful of a shark frenzy or at the least a shark [...]

Karen Burton Reeder, Flying High In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Karen Burton Reeder was an American professional marathon swimmer and graduate of the Air Force Academy where she received a bachelor's degree in Human Factor Engineering. After her career, [...]

When Water Polo And Open Water Swimming Mix

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Even since Tom Burgess competed in both water polo and open water swimming, the two sports have been linked together with interesting personalities. Before Burgess became the second man [...]

Sometimes You Do Everything You Can

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Penny Dean recalled her goals as a channel swimmer. "I had three goals whenever I swam. To successfully make it across. To set a record. And to accomplish my [...]

Christof Wandratsch, King Of The Bodensee

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Bodensee is a lake on the Rhine whose shores straddle the northern foot of the Alps and touch Germany, Switzerland and Austria. There are three recognized crossings of [...]

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