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The Perfect Open Water Man

The Perfect Ideal Of A Male Swimmer Courtesy of WOWSA, California. Friendly and fit, intelligent and innovative, personable and professional. These are just a few of the characteristics that define the open water swimmers who venture beyond the shorelines around the world. From teenagers to great grandfathers, open water swimmers are billboards of

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The Day Heroes Crossed The Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On and around September 9th 1985, a slew of renowned open water swimmers finally got their chance to swim across the English Channel. The whole lot of them had been waiting for weeks for their chance to challenge the Channel. "The day was overcast, but the water was flat," recalls Sally Minty-Gravett who

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Seeing Part Of History

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While the shores of Dover are crowded with channel aspirants from around the world, it was not always the case. Dover as a destination and Cap Gris Nez as the goal is on the minds of many, but it was less of a thoroughfare in the 20th century. But swims out in the English Channel always have many untold

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Mike Bodger’s 60th Birthday Present

Story and photos are courtesy of Kirsten Cameron about Dr. Mike Bodger's attempt to swim the Cook Strait as a 60th birthday present to himself in February 2010. This past week, our household had felt it had become experts on weather and tides. All day every day we have been checking the Met Service and discussing intently the possible implications of

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