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Swimming, Boating, Rafting From Cuba To Florida

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Straits of Florida between Cuba and Florida has been the site of many solo swim attempts since 1950. These adventurous swimmers have included Jose Cortinas, Leo Vigil, Rolando [...]

A Changing Of The Guard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With President-elect Donald Trump taking control of the U.S. federal government in a week, this photo showing Alex Meyer with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden is [...]

Trump versus Clinton, Part 3 Of 3

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With American presidential debate #3 pitting Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton scheduled tonight in Las Vegas, many Americans will be riveted to their television sets, smart phones and computers [...]

If She Can Do It, We Can Do It

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During the historic meeting between Cuban President Raúl Castro and President Barack Obama in Cuba, President Castro mentioned Diana Nyad's swim across the Straits of Florida between Cuba and [...]

The Audacity Of Hope

It has been many years since an American president has congratulated an open water swimmer. President Reagan, himself a former swimmer and lifeguard, was extremely complimentary to Lynne Cox after her swim between Russia and [...]

Big Shoulders

When we saw this recent t-shirt with the likeness of President Nelson Mandela, it brought memories of the controversial President Obama t-shirts of the 2008 Big Shoulders event in Chicago. Prior to 2008, controversies in [...]

Heads Of State Comfortable In The Open Water

Similar to Governor His Excellency The Governor Duncan Taylor of the Cayman Islands, President Obama is comfortable and more than competent in the open water. While Governor Taylor competes frequently in the sea swims in [...]

A Second Term Souvenir From 2008

The 2008 Big Shoulders Swim in Chicago caused quite a stir - both for and against - when with the annual open water swim in Lake Michigan printed t-shirts and offered finish medals with President [...]

President Obama In The Open Water

President Obama arrived in his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii today.During last year's vacation, the President showed excellent form as he bodysurfed at Sandy Beach on Oahu (see photo on left and video below). We know [...]