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Wandering Samurai In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A rōnin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless for various reasons including due to the death [...]

O Come All Ye Faithful – Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Over the decades covering swims from the South Pacific to San Francisco, from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, from South Africa to Sandycove, we have seen thousands of swimmers [...]

Do You Krave GU Or Maxim In The Open Water?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the open water swimming community, many foods and drinks are discussed. Many swimmers have strong opinions on what is to eat and drink during training and before and [...]

The Success Of Failure In The Open Water

Courtesy of Katie Benoit, recently emerged from the North Channel. The sport of open water swimming is inherently risky. There is always a possibility that one's goals will not be achieved due to the tempestuous [...]

Sing If You Must In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Stephen Redmond said mantras - repeatedly - when he reached the nadir of his marathon swims. He repeated the names of his children over and over again until he [...]

Top 25 Individuals In Openwaterpedia

Top 25 Individuals In Openwaterpedia Openwaterpedia ‎is like Wikipedia for the open water swimming world. It is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool that currently has 15,495 different entries that have been viewed 14,743,810 [...]

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