Popular Articles On Daily News Of Open Water Swimming

Popular Articles On Daily News Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Daily News of Open Water Swimming was initially established to help share information about the open water swimming community in the build-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.

The first articles appeared on January 20th 2008 and focused on a variety of topics competitive open water swimming. The first set of articles covered the following topics:

* Feeding: 2 Seconds of Olympic Pressure – on the Coaches
* Olympic expectations: 10K Open Water Swimming Favorites: Expect the Unexpected
* Olympic dark horses: 10K Marathon Swimming Darkhorses – The Men)
* Olympic qualification procedures: Olympic 10K Marathon Swimming Selection
* Olympic venue description: Where Are The Olympic Open Water Swimmers Going To Race?
* Motivations to swim: Why Do Open Water Swimmers Do It?
* Top swimmers: Top American Female Open Water Swimmers and Top American Male Open Water Swimmers
* Olympic swimmer spotlight: Olympic Swimmer Kalyn Keller Retires.

Since 2008, the Daily News of Open Water Swimming has published 12,822 articles on swimmers, coaches, pilots, volunteers, officials, administrators, personalities, race sponsors, venues, equipment, techniques, strategies, tactics, terms, channel swims, relays, adventure swims, marathon swims, stage swims, ice swims, Polar Bear swims, competitive races, workouts, controversies, trends, data, surveys, awards, records, honors, organizations, associations, marine life, weather, interviews, conferences, clinics, teams, pods, webinars, books, movies, documentaries, products, services, patents, innovations and inventions in the open water swimming world at an average of 4.6 articles per day.

Of those articles, these are the top 10 in terms of unique views:

1. Michael Jordan Joins The Half Century Club (Feb 17, 2013) 11,658 views
2. 2011 World Open Water Swimming Association Award Nominees (Nov 1, 2011) 10,390 views
3. Lovely Lake Powell Lies Waiting For Open Water Swimmers (Sept 23, 2010) 9,618 views
4. Diana Nyad’s Tough Mental Playlist Keeps Her Going (Aug 19, 2012) 7,573 views
5. Five Or More Get On Rottnest Channel Swim Honour Board (Jan 8, 2013) 7,090 views
6. Outstanding TV Globo Coverage Of Open Water Swimming (Dec 15, 2010) 6,635 views
7. WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee 1400K Swim Across Tunisia (Nov 1, 2011) 5,762 views
8. The Camaraderie Of Open Water Swimming (Nov 26, 2009) 5,625 views
9. Two Courageous Samaritans Help Save Swimmer In Cape Town (Oct 7, 2011) 5,057 views
10. Ryan Lochte Doubles Up In The Open Water (July 29, 2012) 4,826 views

Photo shows the 4-way English Channel relay team of Sport City Mexico with Mariel Hawley, Jorge Urreta, Luis Pineyro, Omar Díaz González, Alejandro Moreno, Mayalen Noriega, coach Rodolfo Aznar, and Dr. Alexander Kormanovsky.

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