Saturday, December 26, 2009

First American Open Water Swimming Championships

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The first American national open water swimming championships was reportedly held in 1925 from Chain Bridge to Georgetown in the Potomac River near Washington D.C., although local races such as the La Jolla Rough Water Swim in California had started earlier in 1916.

Research is underway to confirm the distance, circumstances and host governing body of this milestone event.

Copyright © 2009 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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