April 15, 2019

Robert McGlashan, WWS swimmer on the Straits of Magellan

On April 1, 2019, Rob McGlashan became the second Canadian to swim across the Strait of Magellan which until then only 28 other people had do […]

September 20, 2018

Gaia Naldini finishes successfully the Capri-Napoli Swim Marathon

Italian Tuscan-raised and WWS swimmer Gaia Naldini concludes this 36 km. crossing and promotes the fight against cancer in memory of the recen […]

September 13, 2018

WWS Athlete Gaia Naldini got podium in Open Water Masters Championship

Our Italian WWS athlete Gaia Naldini took second place in the 2018 version of the European Masters Championship held on September 8 and 9 in L […]

November 14, 2017

Virgilio Ruilova, 80 year old swimmer: “I swim because it saved my life”

After a big slap from his doctor and the excesses, at age 60 he changed his habits and began to train with a group of triathletes. At 63, he w […]

November 11, 2017

Sarah O’Dwyer, New Zealander swimmer in Chilean lands

Sarah is actually training hard in Chilean shores and hopes to crossing the Beagle Channel in Patagonia and to participate on several competitions duri […]

July 25, 2017

MapMyRun Blog | 6 Things to Know Before Swimming in Open Water


Pedro Ordenes, who has broken a number of open water records and leads the Water World Swim […]

July 6, 2017

Alessandra Cima Rossi Becomes First Brazilian to Swim Bonifacio Straits

Alessandra Cima Rossi Becomes First Brazilian to Swim Bonifacio Straits
Water World Swim athlete continues series […]

June 19, 2017

Bay Area Girl Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Successfully Swim Between Italy and Sicily

Bay Area Girl Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Successfully Swim Between Italy and Sicil […]

June 19, 2017

Swimming World | Mitali Khanzode Becomes Youngest Person to Swim Between Italy and Sicily


Water World Swim, the world leader in open water swimming, today announced Mitali Khanzode, […]

March 8, 2017

The Bold Italic | Meet the Children who Swim to Alcatraz


The waters between North Beach and Alcatraz are not shark infested, as urban legends would h […]

January 27, 2017

The Irish Times | Escape from Alcatraz – an exhilarating aquatic adventure


To help me decide whether or not Morris and the Anglins could have made it, I signed up with […]

January 4, 2017

The Guardian | Escape from Alcatraz: a swim from the Rock to San Francisco


Pedro Ordenes is the head coach and founder of Water World Swim, which organises escorted mo […]

January 3, 2017

Taking the (Polar Bear) Plunge: Winter swimming 101

With the shortest, coldest and (hopefully) wettest days of the year upon us, many folks are stashing away the caps, goggles and wetsuits along […]

November 24, 2016

2016 Black Friday deals are here!

See beneath the graphic for quick registration links as well as terms!

HOW TO REDEEM At checkout but before paying, yo […]

November 22, 2016

Finding the perfect wetsuit!

Orca is offering all Water World Swim athletes a 25 percent discount on all products ordered through orca.com! Use promo code WWS25 at checkout. A sp […]

October 7, 2016

Your Fall Training (and maybe ditching the wetsuit)

As summer winds to an end in the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, here in San Francisco, we are just beginning to experience the nicest days o […]

August 17, 2016

Alcatraz Triathlon Success Tips: Last Minute Advice that Makes the Difference

The countdown is on to the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, hosted by Tri-California! This Sunday, 900 triathletes will make the escape fr […]

August 16, 2016

Future Olympic Hopefuls Master Swim Around the Rock

Challenging 4 mile against-the-currents route takes swimmers from San Francisco to Alcatraz a […]

August 15, 2016

Getting to Know an Olympic Champion: Q&A with WWS Member Golda Marcus

Golda gets ready to swim the Golden Gate Bridge in 2014.

Golda takes the plung […]

August 11, 2016

Training for an Alcatraz Swim: Step by Step with Coach Angela

This article is written by Coach Angela Andelson. Angela has been a competitive swimmer since high school, he […]


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