Olympian Love Of The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We love it when Olympic athletes and elite pool swimmers profess and demonstrate their love for the open water. It does not matter if their interest is sailing (Ky [...]

4 Generations Of Tough Workouts

Sitting on the tropical beach on Beachcomber Island auring the post-race festivities of the 18 km Fiji Swims inter-island relay, four generations of Olympic medalists were discussing their toughest workouts. Shane Gould, Murray Rose, Dana [...]

Sandy Neilson-Bell Looks Back At The Pool

Sandy Neilson-Bell, together with her husband Dr. Keith Bell, organizes a series of innovative open water swimming events in the Austin, Texas area under the American Swimming Association brand. The races vary from Money Box [...]

Fluid, Balanced And Streamlined In The Open Water

Swimming around Naples Island yesterday, soon-to-be 51-year-old Pam Lazzarotto was seen swimming around the yachts and docks of Long Beach, California. It is always a pleasure to see balanced, streamlined, technically adept swimmers cruise through [...]

Are Open Water Swimmers Watermen?

To answer that question, we first must understand what is a waterman, a term used frequently in the surfing world? Watermen - or its feminine equivalent, waterwomen - are individuals who are considered by their [...]

Are You Good Enough? Ask Tara Diversi

When we think of the incredibly talented Australian open water swimmers, names like Annette Kellerman, Linda McGill, Shane Gould, Susie Maroney, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Melissa Cunningham, Tammy van Wisse, and Penny Palfrey immediately come to mind. [...]

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