Open Water Swimmers Destined For Greatness

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. You know you're different. There's something inside of you. Pushing you against the tide - and away from convention. You're destined for greatness. And the rules you follow are [...]

Serpentine’s Seriously Splendid Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are a number of oases of open water swimming around the world: Sandycove Island, Aquatic Park, Cape Town, Waikiki, Copacabana Beach, Cancun and many other locations from warm [...]

Torture Treats The Tenacious

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If there is anyone who embodies the sport of open water swimming and all of its myriad niches, from ice swimming to channel swimming, it is Ned Denison. The [...]

The Floating Tribe Around The Globe

Novelist Pico Iyer calls his kind, The Floating Tribe. An Indian of blood and ancestry, Iyer was raised and educated in England, but has lived for decades in both Japan and the U.S.A. He is [...]

Walking Into The Shrine, Going For A Little Dip

There are certain venues around the world where the luminaries of the sport have gathered and enjoyed particularly magical waters: Dover, Brighton, Waikiki, Aquatic Park, Copacabana, Acapulco, Midmar Dam, and Sydney among many other locations. [...]

The Pioneering Spirit Of Steven Black

At the reception at the Cork City Hall, pioneers and adventurers were as omnipresent as the glasses in the hand. Stephen Redmond (left), the Oceans Seven pioneer, and Steven Black of Sandycove Island fame, were [...]

Load More Posts