March 30, 2014

Clinics 101 – prepare for summer events!

If you’ve swimming any of our events this summer, taking on Sharkfest, Escape from Alcatraz, Hope For Crohn’s Blue [...]

March 12, 2014

Even a breast-stroking bird-watcher can do it!

I finally did it. My first Alcatraz crossing!
I was probably the most nervous swimmer on that boat to Alcatraz last Saturday. In fact, I spent the days before t [...]

February 27, 2014

Announcing our partnership with Finis!

We are proud to announce that this year we will be working with Finis to promote awesome swim [...]

February 27, 2014

Diving into Open Water

Congratulations on taking the leap from pool to sea, river, and channel. Here’s all a beginner needs to know about open water swimming. [...]

February 20, 2014

Calling all kayakers!

Do you know a kayaker or are you one? We are in need of kayakers to act as swim pilots and support for upcoming events in the late spring and [...]

January 31, 2014

Fill out forms and waivers online

No more snail mail or sometimes temperamental PDFS! You can now fill out waivers and event applications online with simple forms. Just fill ou [...]

January 27, 2014

WWS and Water World Israel in Greece 2014!

Are you ready to swim the waters of the world, spend a week on a boat floating above crystal water, and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine?
It&# [...]

January 25, 2014

How to: RSVP for Swim with Pedro

If you’re planning on coming to a Swim With Pedro weekly workout, we ask the you RSVP on the appropriate event page. Th [...]

January 18, 2014

Video: Hunter’s Magellan Swim

Photographer Gabriel Leiva compiled this wonderful video covering Hunter Wright’s Strait of Magellan swim. Check it out and read more about the swim here! [...]

January 17, 2014

Hunter Wright successfully crosses Strait of Magellan

Hunter training on January 16th, in water at 39 degrees Fahrenheit

Hun [...]

January 11, 2014

Hunter arrives in Chile!

Hunter has arrived in Chile, has already sampled the local summer grapes and started carb loading! He and his family are settling in well to C [...]

January 10, 2014

Sunday Swim With Pedro workouts resuming Jan 19th!

We hope swimmers across the world had a wonderful New Year and holiday season, loading up on carbs [...]

January 7, 2014

Coaches and swimmers join Pedro in Chile

Coaches Mike Lockwood, Jake Glodowski, and swimmers Levy Gerzberg and Solange Degand have joined Coach Pedro in Chile in time for the Pucon Ironman Triathlon! T [...]

January 5, 2014

Video: Winter Alcatraz Challenge 2014

There are very few things that would get me up, out of bed and on the road before 6am. The opportunity to jump off a boat would be one of them.
I wasn’t sure [...]

January 4, 2014

Winter Alcatraz 2014 Results!

Congratulations to all the brave swimmers who got up bright and early this morning to swim from Alc [...]

January 3, 2014

Message from WWS Founder Pedro from Chile

From here in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean in the Summer of Chile, I would like to w [...]

December 31, 2013

A year in the water…

I have a personal New Year’s Eve ritual to look back at the photos I’ve taken with my phone from the passing year. If we are friends on Facebook, yo [...]

December 24, 2013

What are your ocean monsters?

My other man, John Steinbeck, once wrote, “an ocean without unnamed ocean monsters is like sleep without dreams.”
This, I think, is why ocean swimming is so [...]

December 18, 2013

So you want to try swimming without a wetsuit…

Winter swimming is upon us again and Aquatic Park has officially dropped below 50.
Many cold water swimmers opt to skin swim for various reasons. I love swimmin [...]

December 18, 2013

Mack’s Earplugs: A swimmer’s essential

In 2013, Mack’s Earplugs and Water World Swim celebrated their 10th year of partnership. W [...]