The World Of Open Water Swimming Is Being Discovered

The World Of Open Water Swimming Is Being Discovered

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

After taking a total of 68 flights to 5 continents throughout 2014, from Quebec to Qatar, we continue to learn more about the global open water swimming world.

Whether we talk with swimmers in Boston or Bahrain, London or Lisbon, San Francisco or São Paulo, we enjoy discovering how passionate and adventurous these swimmers, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers and pilots all are. Whether they speak Arabic or Chinese, Russian or Portuguese, they all have a common bond to explore how fast or how far they can swim in the open water. And, by every measure, swimmers of all ages and abilities are becoming stronger, faster and more courageous every year.

Over the last decade, countries like Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Croatia, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Peru, South Africa and Slovenia have had their athletes be honored for the first time by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. And we know there are many more countries and outstanding swimmers who have yet to be discovered by the global open water swimming community.

If you know of any swimmer worthy of global news or a nomination to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, please contact the Daily News of Open Water Swimming or the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame with their name and exploits – male or female, young or older, able or disabled, fast or slow.

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