It's nice to know that open water swimming is finally coming into it's own, mostly because of it's inclusion in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Here's a link to great article published this week in the Wall Street Journal.
The article specifically mentions the English Channel (obviously) but also the Boston Light Swim, which is the swim that Clara and I competed in this past August.
My favorite part is when they ask Michael Phelps, who is arguably the greatest swimmer in history, whether or not he would consider doing an open water swim. Any guesses on what his answer is?
The qoute-"Not a chance. No way. I won't swim open water."