Who Is The Greatest Australian Open Water Swimmer?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Chloë McCardel completed her three-way crossing of the English Channel in 2015 in 36 hours 12 minutes, fellow Australian channel swimmer Michael 'Murph' Renford said, "Chloë's success undoubtedly [...]

When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June [...]

Different Reactions To Jellyfish Stings

“Oh s**t!” “Not bad; I can take those stings.” “It feels like a branding iron pressed into the flesh.” “They felt like little pin pricks.” “Never had I felt such pain in my life.” “It’s [...]

Look Behind And Below You In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If there has been anyone involved in open water swimming who has kept their composure, it is Richard Clifford. The practicing attorney from New York City could have panicked [...]

Hammer The Need For Nutrition

It is rare that open water swimmers are used to endorse commercial products. While many swimmers have been supported by swimsuit manufacturers (e.g., Maarten van der Weijden for blueseventy and Trent Grimsey for FINIS), Tammy [...]

Are You Good Enough? Ask Tara Diversi

When we think of the incredibly talented Australian open water swimmers, names like Annette Kellerman, Linda McGill, Shane Gould, Susie Maroney, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Melissa Cunningham, Tammy van Wisse, and Penny Palfrey immediately come to mind. [...]

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