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Heroes Of The Bay, Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "One morning, I went down to the docks at the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of my friend," explains 1996 Olympic swimmer Dan [...]

Heroines Of The Bay, Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "One morning, I went down to the docks at the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of my friend," explains 1996 Olympic swimmer Dan [...]

Simon Domiguez Storming Through The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. He has some kind of reputation. "Simon Dominguez exemplifies the spirit of marathon swimming," says fellow swimmer Kimberley Chambers. "He is a joy to train alongside, always inclusive and [...]

The Ups And Downs Of The Night Train Swimmers

It started out with marine advisory warnings...and has not let up. The Night Train Swimmers are nearing the halfway point after departing on Thursday afternoon from Gaviota State Park, north of Santa Barbara. Captain Vito [...]

San Francisco Bay And Aquatic Park Are Hard To Beat

When open water swimmers gather around the fireplace and talk about all the great gathering holes around the world, certain locations always come to mind. Dover, Sandycove, Serpentine, Sydney, Perth, Waikiki Beach, Copacabana Beach, Cancún, [...]

Wood Is Strong As Steel

Vincent Wood is a retired executive from California who formerly owned a steel fabrication business. The 75-year-old former Marine is now enjoying his retirement years as an open water swimmer in the Pacific Ocean up [...]

How Do You Know You’re A Marathon Swimmer?

Endurance athletes in every sport are a breed apart. They are often more cerebral than celebrated, more introverted than extroverted, more inspirational than arrogant. They know what they want and they set an agenda to [...]

Then And Now In The San Francisco Bay

Then And Now In The San Francisco Bay Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The photo on left from the Dolphin Club archives shows swimmers jumping into San Francisco Bay for a Golden Gate Bridge [...]

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