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Open Water Swimming: The Bucket List of Achieving the Triple Crown

Open Water Swimming: Achieving the Triple Crown The term “Bucket List” caught the public’s attention in 2007 with the release of a film by the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Their characters were suffering from terminal illnesses and had a list of things they wanted to accompl...

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Three-Time Olympian Haley Anderson Announces Retirement

Three-Time Olympian Haley Anderson Announces Retirement Haley Anderson, a three-time Olympian and the silver medalist in the 10-kilometer swim at the London Olympics, has announced her retirement. The 30-year-old made the announcement via social media. View this post on Instagram A post shar...

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Kate Steels, Paul Georgescu named 2021 WOWSA Swimmers of the Year

Kate Steels, Paul Georgescu named 2021 WOWSA Swimmers of the Year The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) unveiled its 2021 annual awards on Sunday, naming winners in five categories. Some 520 swimmers were formally nominated by peers and fans, and more than 12,000 people voted online for ...

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11th Annual Hawai‘i Waterman Hall of Fame is Golden

With the Pacific Ocean waves adjacent and stars shining above, four of the world’s most inspirational athletes were inducted into the 11th Annual Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame on Dec. 2, 2021 at a sold-out event at Outrigger Canoe Club. The most coveted waterman award in Hawai‘i – the honor is given ...

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Open Water Olympian Ashley Twichell Expecting First Child

Open Water Olympian Ashley Twichell Expecting First Child Less than four months after she competed in her first and only Olympics, Ashley Twichell has announced that she is expecting her first child. Twichell, 32, posted to Instagram a series of photos where she, husband Derek Wall and their dog are...

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Extreme Swimming Challenges Around the World

Extreme Swimming Challenges Around the World By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern Whoever said swimming was not an extreme sport hasn’t heard of the many unique challenges that exist around the world. Every year, they pull swimmers out of their sheltered swimming pools into the waters ...

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Chloe McCardel Ties Record with 43rd English Channel Crossing

Chloe McCardel Ties Record with 43rd English Channel Crossing Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel has tied the all-time record for successful crossings of the English with her 43rd on Thursday. It’s her second of the season, and she will chase sole possession of the record by attempting her ...

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Being a Newbie to Open Water Swimming

Being a Newbie to Open Water Swimming By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern About to run headfirst into your first open water race? Don’t know how to transition from the pool to the ocean or a lake? Let my firsthand experience and lessons learned guide you. This summer, I trained for and c...