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Peacefully Running Along The Coast

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Sri Chinmoy started the Peace Run in 1987. Lexie Kelly and dozens of other open water swimmers will participate in the 27th [...]

Make A Splash Tour Comes To Long Beach

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dear Long Beach Make a Splash Tour participant, Between the excitement of listening to Olympians and Olympic gold medalists like Anthony Ervin, Rowdy Gaines, Janet Evans, Jessica Hardy, Jason [...]

Transferrable Water Polo Skills To The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Morning ocean races were followed by water polo tournaments throughout the summer," recalls Steven Munatones of his aquatic upbringing in Huntington Beach, California. "If you were into both sports, [...]

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 [...]

What Is The Minimum Age For Open Water Swims?

FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur), the English Channel swimming associations, and most other open water swimming organizations and governing bodies have rules that prevent swimmers under the age of 14 to participate in open [...]

Safeguarding Swims With The Japan Coast Guard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Japan Coast Guard (or JCG or 海上保安庁) in Japanese, was formerly called the Maritime Safety Agency when it was founded in 1948. The JCG is the Japanese federal [...]

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