Bonding With Open Water Swimming Relays

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimming relays are a great bonding experience. Duos (2), trios (3), quads (4), quintets (5), sextets, and many more gather on an escort boat and each member [...]

Safeguarding Swims With The Japan Coast Guard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Japan Coast Guard (or JCG or 海上保安庁) in Japanese, was formerly called the Maritime Safety Agency when it was founded in 1948. The JCG is the Japanese federal [...]

Swimming With The Flying Dragon

It is only 19.5 km from shore to shore, a mere 12 miles at its closest point across the Tsugaru Channel. Comparing the times of the channel crossings of the 14 swimmers who have crossed [...]

Free Wi-Fi In Japan For Foreign Swimmers

For an increasing number of channel swimmers who are attempting Tsugaru Channel crossings or who are participating in the increasing number of open water swims in Japan like with the Japan International Open Water Swimming [...]

Where The Earth Is Not Flat

Back in 1988-1989 when we were researching the Tsugaru Channel together with the engineers who helped design the Seikan Tunnel that goes underneath the Tsugaru Channel, we were told that the sea level of the [...]

Never Giving Up and Doing The Oceans Seven

To kick off the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, Stephen Redmond and Anna-Carin Nordin gave a fascinating swim-by-swim description of their Oceans Seven achievement. The audience was in total rapture. “I had this perfect day, [...]

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