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Recovery From The Ice

Courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association. People write, people talk, people present all the time. Some write about training, racing, kayaking and crewing. Some write about what to eat and what to drink [...]

When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June [...]

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 [...]

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