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Curriculum Offerings Of Open Water Swimming University

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As the World Open Water Swimming Association swimmers and coaches certification program transitions to a more comprehensive offering, it hopes to inspire and educate swimmers, triathletes, coaches and support [...]

Race Announcers Help Make Good Events Great

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are many things at an open water swim that make a world-class event: A beautiful venue, great weather, clearly marked and numbered turn buoys, accurate timing systems, timely [...]

Champion Mindset Open Water Swimming Tips

Courtesy of Champion Mindset Consulting. From the mid-1980's to the early 1990's, Shelley Taylor-Smith dominated the professional marathon swimming community as she was ranked No. 1 for 7 consecutive years by the World Professional Marathon [...]

A Champion’s Mindset In Murmansk

Courtesy of Nuala Moore from inside the Arctic Circle. 7-time world marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith has trained for many things during her career: world championship races, circumnavigations around Manhattan Islands, solo marathon swims in [...]

March Madness In Murmansk, Part 2

Courtesy of WOWSA in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Russia. Shelley Taylor-Smith was a great marathon swimmer: she competed on the pro marathon swimming circuit and a fast English Channel crossing, she completed unprecedented marathon swims, she [...]

Chloƫ McCardel Is Ready, Set To Go A Really Long Way

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Following along the courageous, hard-nosed wake of her Australian predecessors like Annette Kellerman, Susie Maroney, Linda McGill, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Tammy van Wisse, Melissa Cunningham, and Penny Palfrey, 29-year-old Chloƫ [...]

Pioneers Honoured At The Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included George Young (represented by Catalina Channel [...]

Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is [...]

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