Drafting Off The Bow Wave

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Captain Tim Johnson explains about bow waves, the waves that form at the bow of a ship when it moves through the water. "A swimmer is a displacement vessel. [...]

Going Out In New York And To Scotland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It's restaurant week in New York City and Dr. Jane Katz and Captain Tim Johnson went to the Russia Tea Room for a US$38 blue plate special. The pair [...]

Sun, Sand And The Shallows

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Captain Tim Johnson, author of the History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming, explains why it feel warmer in the shallow water, "Because of the shallow depth, the sun's rays penetrate [...]

How To Swim Around Curves In A River

Captain Tim Johnson attempted to solve one of the most vexing problems in open water swimming. It has to do with swimming around curves in river swims. The question is which is faster: cutting the [...]

Offshore Sea Breezes

We fondly recall the lecture that Captain Tim Johnson gave at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in New York City, called Swimming in the Stream. We learned a tremendous amount of basic and advanced [...]

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