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Christof Wandratsch Relates To His Coach

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Christof Wandratsch of Germany is the 2015 world 1 km ice swimming champion. Wandratsch talks with his long-time professional marathon swimming colleague Shelley Taylor-Smith about why a respectful, good [...]

Tips By Christof Wandratsch On Ice Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Christof Wandratsch of Germany is the 2015 world 1 km ice swimming champion gives tips about how to safely do ice swimming. Wandratsch talks with long-time professional marathon swimming [...]

Differences Between Men And Women In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Shelley Taylor-Smith, the only woman to officiate at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim and a former professional marathon swimmer, talks about the differences between officiating open water competitions of [...]

Shelley Taylor-Smith Talks Swimming Sponsorships

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Shelley Taylor-Smith discusses swimming sponsorships, funding and scholarships, and the livelihood of elite and professional swimmers, both in the pool and open water. Copyright © 2016 by World Open [...]

Libby Walker, Haley Bishop Finish Exactly Together

Courtesy of Shelley Taylor-Smith, Lone Star Lake, Kansas. Libby Walker and University of Kansas teammate Haley Bishop tied for the National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championship title with fellow teammate Jenny Nusbaum finishing in a [...]

Shelley Taylor-Smith, Dr. Sam Freas Talk Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Shelley Taylor-Smith talks open water swimming with Dr. Sam Freas at the CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championships before Stanislas Raczynski of Emmanuel College won the men's 5 [...]

Impeding, Unsportsmanlike Conduct In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Coach Shelley Taylor-Smith describes the instances and circumstances of impeding and unsportsmanlike conduct at the FINA events and Olympic 10K Marathon Swims. Impeding can lead to either a yellow [...]

Shelley Taylor-Smith On Crossing A Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Coach Shelley Taylor-Smith talks about the preparation, both physically and logistically, necessary for a successful channel swim. She spoke near the shores of the Pacific Ocean before she helped [...]

Kansas Eyes On Libby Walker

Courtesy of University of Kansas, Lone Star Lake, Kansas. University of Kansas will host 72 athletes at the inaugural College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) National Collegiate Open Water Championship at Lone Star Lake [...]

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