Tag: Matthew Webb

Write On, Elaine Howley

Write On, Elaine Howley Courtesy of WOWSA, Boston, Massachusetts. From Captain Matthew Webb and Gertrude Ederle to Sarah Thomas and Ross Edgley, Elaine Howley is among open water swimming's most prolific writers and foremost historians. Howley promotes open water swimming, its history and its luminaries in a highly educational, easy-to-read manner via her

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That Is How I Will Be Strong

That Is How I Will Be Strong Courtesy of Ori Yehezkel, Sea of Galilee, Israel. It is not often - but it is very good - when open water swimmers are mentioned alongside great athletes in other sports. In a Hebrew-language book called Lexicon of Sports, edited by U. Simri and I. Pax and published by Sifriat Poalim - Workers' Book-Guild in Israel in 1959,

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The Openwaterpedia 100

The Openwaterpedia 100 Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Openwaterpedia is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool for the open water swimming community that is useful for research, reference and expanding one's knowledge and appreciation of the sport. There are currently 24,724 different entries on 59,111 pages that have been

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The Greatest Englishmen Is Here

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. James Salter of Marathon Films announced to the English Channel community that his film made together with Justin Hardy, and John Toba with Jack Fishburn and Muireann Price is finished. "We finally made the film. There is a showing in Dover on July 24th, but otherwise this is running for a week at the

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Wristwatches Are A No, But GPS Is A Yes

When Jason Lassen swam across the Catalina Channel in 2010, he channeled the spirit of Captain Matthew Webb in ways that most marathon swimmers do not. Lassen (shown on left) completed his crossing of the Catalina Channel by swimming breaststroke as Captain Matthew Webb did across the English Channel and he did it without the use of GPS technology just as

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