Attacking Open Water Swimmers From Below

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ocean swimmers or their support crews may occasionally experience a shark encounter when they see a shark fin at the water's surface, but most swimmers and their support crew [...]

Where Swimmers Can Outswim Sharks

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If a swimmer is going to experience a shark encounter, there may be no better place than Greenland. On one hand, the Greenland shark is large. Huge, in fact, [...]

Disciplined Research On Jellyfish Proposed

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most anticipated topics of discussion at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies to be held in [...]

When Jellyfish Replace Sharks

While most people who spend their time entirely on terra firma believe sharks are always lurking out for swimmers in the oceans, open water swimmers are much more likely to encounter mammals and invertebrates in [...]

Rules And Regulations Across The Seven Seas

Channel rules are a general description of the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, protocols, and traditions of the channel swimming community. As a matter of tradition, the rules refer to a solo swim or relay where [...]

The Shark Diver Controversy In Ocean Swimming

The Shark Diver Controversy In Ocean Swimming Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the Marathon Swimmers Forum, Evan Morrison of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association analyzed the opinions and survey results of 175 [...]