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 [...]

From Canada To America, Across Lake Erie

Josh Heynes of the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association announced the opening of invitations to swim across Lake Erie. Heynes explains, "The Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association is the official "observation" and monitoring [...]

Should Ice Swimming Be In The Olympics? Yes!

One of the most fascinating topics at the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Long Beach, California was the discussion on how to get ice swimming into the Winter Olympics. Those discussions will undoubtedly [...]

The Journey Continues Across Channels

What is truly admirable among endurance athletes and marathon swimmers is their passion and interest in the success of their colleagues, comrades and compatriots. Fast or slow, young or old, newbie or veteran, the open [...]

Swimming The Five Lakes Of Mount Fuji

Swimming The Five Lakes Of Mount Fuji Courtesy of WOWSA, Five Lakes of Mount Fuji, Japan. Back in 1985, Lynne Cox found her way to Japan during her unprecedented ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ [...]

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