Before We Were Winners, We Were All Beginners

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Several well-known American Olympic champions (Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky) appear in a Colle+McVoy commercial for USA Swimming. The voiceover is that of another 3-time [...]

Why Wilimovsky Should Win Golden Goggles

Photos courtesy of Giorgio Scala of Deepbluemedia. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. USA Swimming announced the nominees for its Golden Goggles Awards. The nominees included the long-time heroes of USA Swimming including Michael [...]

Ryan Lochte To Stay On His Stomach

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Olympic champion Ryan Lochte can still do his thing in the open water, but his old body surfing technique in the pool was ruled illegal by FINA. [...]

Ryan Lochte Mimics Great Bodysurfers

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Controversy was stirred up and then quietly diffused when Ryan Lochte used an old body surfing technique during his 200m individual medley gold medal performance at the [...]

The Most Popular Open Water Swimming Articles

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Daily News of Open Water Swimming's 12 most widely read articles are shown below. The articles cover swims from America and Australia to Brazil and Tunisia; athletes from [...]

400 Just For Kicks And Time

It is often said that the fastest swimmers also have the fastest kicks. It has been largely true since the days of Duke Kahanamoku and continues on to the era of Natalie Coughlin and Ryan [...]

Outstanding Swimming TV Commercials

With the London Olympics in full swing, swimmers are out in the public eye. And the advertising industry showcases these aquatic heroes in a number of outstanding TV commercials: (1) Lewis Pugh on Investec Ice [...]

Thanks King – Conversations With Royalty

At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, two-time Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe destroyed his competition in the decathlon and pentathlon. He finished first in 9 of the 15 separate events that made up his two Olympic [...]

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