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PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

Del Mar Swim Team Earns 5th World Record

The swim team from Sea Change Preparatory in Del Mar is currently training to swim the English Channel in 2019

Working together to complete a 15-mile relay, student swimmers from a school in Del Mar earned their fifth world record in open-ocean swimming, and their second world record achieved this year.

Santa Clara Man’s Passion For Swimming Takes Him Into New Waters

In the early morning hours of Sept. 21, Santa Clara’s Ken Mignosa rose out of the waters near Oxnard in Ventura County. He hugged his wife Tiffany and then the two of them celebrated.

Mignosa had just completed a 41-mile marathon swim, lovingly dubbed “Ken’s Cruz” by his son. He swam for 29 hours and 22 minutes, starting from a beach in Oxnard, swimming around Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island and then making the long swim back to Oxnard.

New Race Alert! The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim

We are excited to announce that another fantastic Canadian race is joining the GSS family! 2019 will welcome the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim in Penticton, British Columbia.
On August 11, 2019 swimmers will participate in the incredible 11.8 km ultra swim.

Olympic Gold Medalist Learns to Love Open Water Swimming

After winning a gold medal in the pool in 1960, Carolyn Wood found that open water swimming can be enjoyable

As I walk to the dock where Portland’s “River Huggers,” the Willamette River swimmers, gather daily to swim across the river under the Hawthorne Bridge, second thoughts crowd against third and fourth. The chilly air on this early Wednesday morning in August brings back memories of early morning workouts at Jantzen Beach, the 55-yard Portland pool where I trained in 1959 and 1960 to prepare for outdoor nationals and Olympic Trials.

SHOUT FROM THE STANDS: MY FIRST MARATHON SWIM

This “Shouts from the Stands” submission comes from Elizabeth Fehr, a member of the Narragansett Ocean Swimming Enthusiasts. 

I moved to Rhode Island three years ago, and up until that point I had never heard of open water swimming. I can still remember the warm August evening when my friend and I were walking down the beach, our eyes on the ocean. Then suddenly I saw something black out in the water—way out. Curious I stared harder, and pointed out the strange figures that were moving around buoys nearly halfway out to sea. “What is that?” I asked her. “Are they dolphins?”

Gertrude Ederle: the first woman to swim the English Channel #History

In 1926, 19-year-old New Yorker Gertrude Ederle made history by becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel – and in a faster time than the five men who had already achieved the feat. Writing for History Extra, Gavin Mortimer shares the remarkable story of Ederle’s swim and how she inspired a generation of sporting women…

Michelle Macy Enters International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Michelle Macy's accomplishments in the open water swimming world are lengthy and were officially recognized by her peers today.

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame announced that Macy will be inducted as an Honor Swimmer in its Class of 2019, joining other celebrated heroes and heroines.

Long Beach swimmer sets records as he makes seventh swim between Catalina and Long Beach

As he approached the shore early Monday morning, Hank Wise knew he had a chance to set the record.

The 50-year-old Long Beach native had set off from the Catalina shore seven hours before, making his record-breaking seventh swim between the island and Long Beach. But perfect conditions put him in position to break the record for the fastest swim from Catalina to the mainland by a male athlete.

What`s your workout? The Next Big Swim After the English Channel

Living in San Francisco, Randy Edwards was always intrigued by the idea of swimming to Alcatraz Island. In 2009 he signed up to swim the 2-mile crossing with a colleague, having never done any swimming outside a pool or a pond.

“I think it’s always important, both physically and mentally, to have a challenge planned,” he says. “Once I committed, there was no turning back.”

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