Category: open water swimming

12 Ways To Beat The Night Train Swimmers

12 Ways To Beat The Night Train Swimmers Courtesy of WOWSA, Lake Windermere, England. Six people are taking to England's largest lake, Lake Windermere, in a 12-way attempt to beat the Night Train Swimmers world record for a non-stop lake open water swimming record (108 nautical miles or 200 km). It will be a relay that will go down in the annals of great

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Open Water Swimming Tattoos

Open Water Swimming Tattoos Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Watch an NBA game and it is rare to find a player without tattoos. But most open water swimmers leave their skin unadorned with the exception of sunscreen, Vaseline and lanolin. However, there are swimmers with a number of ocean-specific tattoos. John Daprato wanted to do the

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Lynn Kubasek On WOWSA Live

Lynn Kubasek On WOWSA Live Courtesy of WOWSA Live, Huntington Beach, California. Lynn Kubasek is never far from the water, whether working out, observing others in the Pacific Ocean or at her work. In addition to being a member of the Half Century Club – people over the age of 50 who have done a major channel swim around the world, Kubasek is an

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Ventura Deep Six On WOWSA Live

Ventura Deep Six On WOWSA Live Courtesy of WOWSA Live, Huntington Beach, California. The six men of the Ventura Deep Six relay ventured from Ventura to Santa Barbara to La Jolla, California on a traditional English Channel relay (1 hour leg in a non-stop rotation) for over four days in water that ranged from 12°C (54°F) to 16°C (61°F). The six will

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Swim 22 On WOWSA Live

Swim 22 On WOWSA Live Courtesy of WOWSA Live, Huntington Beach, California. This week's WOWSA Live featured Swim 22 - the quartet of Catalina Channel swimmers including David Hartmire, Mike Vovk, Jen Schumacher and Chris Dahowski. The group shared their story and their collective thoughts and challenges faced during their four-way, four-person solo

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