Nik Haynes Going About It All Backwards

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nik Haynes is a former American collegiate swimmer who set school records at Towson University in Maryland in backstroke. "My goal is to become the fastest and third person* [...]

And Penny Palfrey Makes Three

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Double Triplers or Triple Doublers are individuals who have achieved two separate Triple Crowns of Open Water Swimming by completing at least two English Channel crossings, two Catalina Channel [...]

Places To Swim Way, Way, Way Offshore

Courtesy of SurflineTV from Cortes Bank. The Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association (SBCSA) governs open water swims and channel attempts in the California Channel Islands, including the relay swims from San Clemente Island. SBCSA has [...]

When SEALs Stand Up To Sharks

When SEALs Stand Up To Sharks Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Scott Zornig of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association occasionally encourages qualified marathon swimmers to think about swimming from San Clemente Island to [...]

Double The Trouble, But Twice As Nice

67 individuals in the history of open water swimming have successfully completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming - across the English Channel, across the Catalina Channel and around Manhattan Island. From Ireland to [...]

Backstroke Swim Rules In The Open Water

With swimmers from Africa and Europe to the Americas, Oceania and Asia doing more and more non-freestyle swims in the open water, the issue of how to define butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke in the open [...]

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