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Competition Heats Up At The Big Chill Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As expected, the 450m endurance event at this year's Big Chill Swim in Windermere was won by Germany's Christof Wandratsch. But the competition in the winter swimming community is [...]

Paul Smith Returns

Courtesy of Nuala Moore, Windermere, England. British veteran Paul Smith finished the 1 km race at the Big Chill Swim Winter Swimming Gala in 14 minutes 8 seconds, only 18 seconds behind the renowned Henri [...]

Old School Winter Swimming, Louis Lecocq

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we look at the award podium and record books of the winter swimming and ice swimming worlds, our eyes immediately go to the fastest and first. World-class swimmers [...]

Big Three Race Head-to-Head In 6.4ºC Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Video shows mid-race at the men's Big Chill Swim in Windermere in rough 6.4ºC (43.5ºF) between Christof Wandratsch (middle lane who finished in 12:42.27), Henri Kaarma (right lane finished [...]

To Swim Or Not To Swim, That Is The Question

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After completing a 1 km winter swim at the 2016 Big Chill Swim in Windermere, England, 23-year-old Julian Taylor pondered the question in the post-race sauna if he will [...]

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