When 0.15% Is Huge

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 4 km Sea of Galilee Swim in Israel, one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims, is quite an event. While it is not the world's largest [...]

El Cruce, Shortened But Difficult

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Over 600 swimmers from 7 countries participated in the 9th edition of El Cruce, also known as Por La Libre, Cancún to Isla Mujeres, one of the World's Top [...]

Vibes & Scribes’ Century Of History

There are numerous new open water swims being planned around the world. These new events join the thousands of open water swimming competitions that are over 10 years old. There are several dozens of events [...]

¿Por qué? Por La Libre

Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims for good reason. It's outstanding beauty is matched by the genuine hospitality of its organizers and ambiance of [...]

Open Water Swimming Bucket Lists

As January rolls around, open water swimmers start to think about swims and seminars, tours and travel, clinics and crossings, and races and relays they will do in the new year. While swimmers participating in [...]

Open Water Cousins Enjoy An Endless Summer

If sportsmen were related, surfers and open water swimmers could be considered close cousins. In 1964 when director Bruce Brown made his first Endless Summer film, there were only 4 countries where there was surfing. [...]

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