Farther, Colder, Rougher* is one of the longest running open water marathon swimming blogs - since February 2010.
I've been a competitive swimmer for more than 30 years, and have been active in the open water as a swimmer, administrator, observer, co-founder, writer, and software developer since 2009.
I currently serve as president of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, which sanctions marathon swims in the Channel Islands region of California.
* Formerly known as "Freshwater Swimmer."
MSF develops resources for the global community of amateur solo marathon swimmers.