Is It Fair To Slow When Aging?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We hear all the time how masters swimmers and open water swimmers get better as they age. In contrast to runners, cyclists, triathletes, and athletes from basketball to soccer, [...]

Recording Records In Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. World open water swimming records for certain distances or in particular venues are not kept by FINA or other governing bodies simply because of the dynamic nature of open [...]

Swimming Like Olympians In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the difference between the racing tactics and mindset used at the highest levels (Olympic athletes and professional swimmers) and amateur open water competitors? Nothing, in our opinion. [...]

Men’s World Championship 5 km Start List

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships will kick-off in the Kazanka River in Kazan, Russia on Saturday morning. The championships will have fireworks from the very first event, the [...]

Thomas Lurz Retires As A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Few open water swimmers have carried themselves with a competitive fire and dignity as Thomas Lurz did throughout his career. The two-time Olympic medalist announced his retirement today in [...]

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