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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 [...]

Thomas Lurz Going For Gold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Thomas Lurz is on the rise. He won the bronze medal in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won the silver medal at the [...]

Team Brazil Is Making Waves

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Team Brazil was very impressive in Chun'an, China at last weekend's second-to-last stop on the 2014 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup. Of the 93 swimmers (48 men and [...]

Swimming World Open Water Swimmers of the Year

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimming World Magazine annually gives its award to the Open Water Swimmers of the Year. Larisa Ilchenko was received the recognition three times while Thomas Lurz of Germany [shown [...]

Ferry Weertman And The Dutch Rise To The Top

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dutch athletes were firing on all cylinders at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, winning gold medals and singing through national anthem with great pride. The Dutch were a [...]

Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is [...]

Thomas Lurz Wins Another World Cup In Mexico

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Expect the unexpected is a commonly understood concept in the open water swimming world. So is Expect Thomas Lurz in the front. The senior statesman of the professional marathon [...]

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