Write On, Elaine Howley

Write On, Elaine Howley Courtesy of WOWSA, Boston, Massachusetts. From Captain Matthew Webb and Gertrude Ederle to Sarah Thomas and Ross Edgley, Elaine Howley is among open water swimming's most prolific writers and foremost historians. [...]

Doug Green, Coaching Is His Passion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Doug Green started his aquatic journey at the age of 6 and is still going strong in the water and on the pool deck six decades later. As a [...]

Tectonic Shifts In American Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Janel Jorgensen McArdle and Rob Butcher have decided to resign their posts, effectively sending tectonic shifts in the American masters swimming and amateur swimming communities. McArdle was formerly the [...]

New U.S. Masters Swimming Rules For 2015

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Below are the new water temperature rules for U.S. Masters Swimming, effective January 1st 2015: 302.2.2: Water Conditions A: Water Temperature (1) A swim shall not begin if the [...]

Open Water Swimming Rule Changes Are Adopted by USMS

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. United States Masters Swimming implemented some major changes to its open water swimming rules at this year's convention. The changes involve water temperatures, water quality guidelines, drafting, swimwear, and [...]

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