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Making A Turn For The Better…Or Worse

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Turn buoys are some of the most key elements of the open water swimming world. Inflatable, portable floating guide posts of the waterworld. They immediately indicate a point, a [...]

The Pleasure And Payne Of Coaching

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Coach John Payne of SEAL Innovation Team works closely with Olympians Alex Meyer, Chloe Sutton, gold medalist Charlie Houchin, world championship medalist Ashley Twichell, and Puerto Rican swimmer Christian [...]

Guanabara Bay Is Not Copacabana Beach

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Stephen Wade of Associated Press wrote an article that was reported by ABC News...that continues to imply that the conditions in Rio de Janeiro for marathon swimmers and triathletes [...]

This Sister Can Swim!

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Madonna Buder, known as Sister Madonna or the Iron Nun, knows how to swim...and bike and run. The 83-year-old Roman Catholic nun from Spokane, Washington, will be inducted in [...]

The Eyes Of The Judges Overrule Transponders

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimmers often wear transponders when competing in professional marathon races and other open water swimming competitions around the world. The transponders are often worn on their wrists [...]

Pádraig Picks Up Personality Plaque

The relentlessly energetic Pádraig Mallon won the 2013 Senior Individual Sports Personality Award at the 2013 Newry and Mourne Sports Awards ceremony. Mallon, the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, is one [...]

If Triathlons Did Not Include Swimming

When we swim, our minds wander…and we were thinking… If the Ironman triathlon did not include an open water swimming component, what would have been the third discipline in the sport of Ironman triathlons? The [...]

You Are An Old-Time Swimmer If…

You know you are a wily old veteran swimmer if you... 1. can remember swimming an entire workout without goggles 2. came out of workout and remember seeing rings around all the lights 3. can [...]

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