Karen Burton Reeder, Flying High In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Karen Burton Reeder was an American professional marathon swimmer and graduate of the Air Force Academy where she received a bachelor's degree in Human Factor Engineering. After her career, [...]

The Global Nature Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There is no better representation of the global nature of open water swimming than the composition of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee. There is a representative from [...]

Sid Cassidy To Serve As Head Referee In Rio

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While New Zealand Swimming's John West will have his hands full serving as the head referee during the women's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, [...]

30 Most Influential People in Swimming + 3

30 Most Influential People in Swimming + 3 Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. USA Swimming and Speedo USA announced a list of the 30 Most Influential People in Swimming over the Past 30 Years [...]

Quinn Cassidy. Like Father, Like Son

Photos courtesy of Anne Copeland Merrill, Ocean City, Florida. Quinn Cassidy was the first man standing at the recent two-day Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard test in South Jersey on the American East Coast. It [...]

Wayne Snellgrove Continues To Negative Split

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Wayne William Snellgrove, a former national-level swimmer, unexpectedly tore his rotator cuff three months during his senior year before the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championship. It effectively put [...]

Why The 21st Century Is Not Like The 20th

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. How times have drastically changed in the water. How dramatically high athletic expectations have risen. How much faster people are swimming now than ever before. Nearly a quarter century [...]

How Fast Do You Have To Be?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If a person wanted to break Trent Grimsey's record across the English Channel of 6 hours 55 minutes or the 1990 relay record of 6 hours 52 minutes by [...]

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