Tag: charity swim

WOWSA Launches Free Global Event Calendar

                                                  WOWSA Launches Free Global Calendar In WOWSA’s annual survey on how to best serve the open water community, 78% of the 2,140 respondents said they wanted more news and information on races and events. In response to these results, WOWSA launched a global event calendar this week. WOWSA Founder Steven

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Swim 4 Orán On Oxford Island

Swim 4 Orán On Oxford Island Courtesy of Lurgan Masters and Open Water Swimming Club, Oxford Island, Northern Ireland. Orán Creaney was a 6-year-old young boy from Northern Ireland who sadly passed away due to heart conditions. Orán was born in June 2008 with a single ventricle heart. His heart condition, coupled with a feeding peg, meant that he had

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Berkay’s Butterfly Brings Benefits

GPS tracker courtesy of Evan Morrison, Marathon Swimmers Federation. Melissa Yasmin Berkay writes frequently about open water swimming and elite open water swimmers, from Olympians to channel swimmers, for Swimming World Magazine. It will be interesting to see how she writes about her own 12 hour 37 minute butterfly crossing of the Catalina Channel

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Trent Theroux Is Back

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Trent Theroux completed a 17 hour 30 minute 40-mile circumnavigation swim around Aquidneck Island to benefit RISE Above Paralysis. He explains why he attempted this unprecedented swim around the island in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. "13 years ago, I was run over by a motorboat. The propellers

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