WOW … Whatta Year Of Achievement

Creativity, commitment and courage. These are the common threads among the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Award recipients this year: Stephen Redmond, the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year from Ireland. Annaleise [...]

2012 WOWSA Man Of The Year – Stephen Redmond

Few individuals in the history of open water swimming have carried the heavy physical, mental, emotional and financial burdens that Stephen Redmond heaped upon his broad shoulders in 2012. And, in return, few swimmers have [...]

The Time Is Now, The Choice Is Yours

As 2012 comes to a close, many swimmers take stock of their achievements during the year. Some swimmers, however, will focus a bit more on their failures (real or perceived), missed opportunities, unexpected situations and [...]

Tacking The Tsugaru

Like all the other Oceans Seven swims, channel swimmers around the world are gearing up for the Tsugaru Channel. In addition to the good number of Japanese relays with masters swimmers, channel swimmers from South [...]

Irish Who’s Who Honours Its Best And Toughest

It was a spectacular event. Camaraderie among colleagues caused the festivities in Fermoy, Ireland to stretch from long evening into next morning. Organizer Owen O’Keefe reported on the All-Ireland Long Distance Swimming Party here. [Read [...]

Kits Pool, An Alternative To The Open Water

Stephen Redmond of Ireland is hard core. Hardened like a diamond. So are the Black Rock Icebergers of Melbourne and the 1.PKO swimmers in Prague, Czech Republic. [Read more...] Copyright © 2012 by Open Water [...]

The Odyssey Of Open Water Swimming

The Odyssey Of Open Water Swimming Courtesy of WOWSA. When modern-day filmmakers, directors and novelists create movies, television shows and stories, they often use a literary formula that Homer used in the Odyssey, his classic [...]

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