Shark Spawning Season In September

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Most recently, Ranie Pearce had an encounter with a large shark while attempting a crossing of the Molokai (Kaiwi) Channel. Harry Huffaker, one of the most prolific Hawaiian Isles [...]

Navy Divers And Their Pod Of Dolphins

Courtesy of Ramon Mercado from Stevensville, Montana. Ramon Mercado [shown below] tells of a tradition for U.S. Navy divers to get the tattoo [shown above] after they complete their arduous training. The tattoo represents a [...]

When Sharks Appear In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Night Train Swimmer Simon Dominguez is scheduled to swim out from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. We asked skipper Vito Bialla about his July 27th attempt [...]

Man With Mother Nature In The Open Water

Photo of Pádraig Mallon courtesy of Brian Meharg. When swimmers venture past the shoreline in open bodies of water, they occasionally come in contact with a wide variety of marine life. These denizens of the [...]

It Was A Journey Through Some Dark Places

Courtesy of Jamie Patrick's support team on The Long Swim somewhere near the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. "Jamie [Patrick] had an extraordinary swim [78-mile (125 km) attempt in the Bahamas today]. He endured nearly [...]

The Mark(s) Of A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Imagine running a marathon and being stung by insects that would cause you to crumble to the ground. Imagine doing a triathlon and being injected with venom that would [...]

Aumakua Watching Over Humans

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In Native Hawaiian culture, sharks are considered to be gods of the sea, also known as aumakua and protectors of humans. Some sharks are believed to be even more [...]

Competitive Awareness In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we watch the great athletes in the sport of open water swimming in the water, we easily sense their high degree of awareness that these athletes possess about [...]

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