A Ballerina Soars In The Open Water

Kimberly Chambers route to the top of the channel swimming world was an entirely unlikely one. With the Cook Strait, English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, and Strait of Gibraltar under her belt, she only [...]

When Failure Is An Option

Walking up on shore and finishing a swim brings smiles to swimmers and their friends and family. The effort, the pain, the sacrifice suddenly evaporates and is replaced by joy. Charlotte Brynn did not have [...]

Michelle Macy, Humbly Heroic

The work of Michelle Macy is never done. Swimming since before she could walk, the Oregon resident became the third person in history to achieve the Oceans Seven. But significant and rare personal achievements are [...]

Nuala Moore, Doing Things Big And Small

When the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year nominees were considered, individuals with exceptionally inspirational exploits, histories and lifestyles were selected. These individuals best embody the spirit of open water swimming, possess the [...]

Fin…But Not Fini

Lynn Kubasek, a nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, had a great year in 2013. It was a great comeback from 2012 when she experienced an uncharacteristic DNF. Photo [...]

Lynn Kubasek Embodies The Spirit Of The Sport

365 days a year, Lynn Kubasek is there for her open water swimming teammates, friends and colleagues. Evening swims or morning dips, feeds overnight or observer duties, relay swims or solo crossings, Kubasek is always [...]

2013 WOWSA Online Voting Begins

The nominees for the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and World Open Water Swimming Offering of [...]

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