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Is Open Water Swimming An Endurance Sport?

The primary reasons for starting Openwaterpedia was for a few simple reasons: 1. Wikipedia encourages the addition of entries about people who are notable; but does not allow the addition of individuals who are not [...]

Mally Richards Set The Bar 60 Times Over

Since 1947 the then-15-year-old Mally Richards participated in his first River Mile - and has been participating ever since in the oldest open water swim in Africa. Today, he is going to participate in his [...]

Squid Above And Below In Japan

Back in July 1990, Steven Munatones did a two-way crossing of the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan, almost done entirely at night with squid fishermen as his escort boat [...]

Swimming Is Medicine

Dr. Robert Sallis, Chairman of Exercise is Medicine®, spoke at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport in Glasgow, Scotland in July as part of the official sports medicine conference for the [...]

Open Water Race Directors Do The Right Thing

"The reality is, since 2010, no professional league or amateur association has made more of a change to help player safety than the NFL," says concussion expert Robert Cantu about the National Football League’s recent [...]

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 [...]

Open Water Swimming In German

Frank Wechsel announced the availability of the German-language book of Open Water Swimming. The book authored by Steven Munatones is updated with photographs from the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympic Games [...]

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