Videos and Books

Links to videos of SSO swimmers.

Lake Ontario Videos:

Pat Gallant-Charette (2017)
Loren King (2016)
* Ashleigh Beacham (2013)
...``Swim For Dreams``
...- Part 1: Preparing
...- Part 2: From Darkness to Light
Madhu Nagaraja (2012)
Lynne Cox: Antarctic Video

Cliff Lumsdon: ISHOF 2013

Historical News Items:
Marilyn Bell: CBC 1954
Marilyn Bell: CBC 1964OWS Talks
Vicki Keith: Inspirational Talk
Lynne Cox Inspirational Talk
Lewis Gordon Pugh
Trinity Arsenault, TedX



  • Rockett, Sam (1956). "It's Cold in the Channel". London: Hutchinson.

  • McAllister, Ron (1954). "Swim to Glory: The Story of Marilyn Bell and the Lakeshore Swimming Club".  Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart Ltd, . 

  • Forsberg, Gerald (1963). "Modern Long Distance Swimming". London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

  • Jarvis, Margaret A. (1975). "Captain Webb and 100 years of Channel Swimming". Newton Abbott, England: David & Charles. 

  • Nyad, Diana (1978). "Other Shores". New York: Random House.

  • Leveridge, A.W. "Bill" (1978). "Fair Sport: The History of Sport at the Canadian National Exhibition, 1879-1977 Inclusive". Toronto, Canada: The Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place. 

  • Dean, Penny Lee (1998). "Open Water Swimming: A Complete Guide for Distance Swimmers and Triathletes". Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.

  • Wennerberg, Conrad (Burke, Edmund R. (1999). Optimal Muscle Recovery: Your Guide to Achieving Peak Physical Performance. New York: Avery. 

  • Cleveland, Marcia (1999). Dover Solo: Swimming the English Channel.  USA: MMJS Press.

  • Burke, Edmund R. (1999). Optimal Muscle Recovery: Your Guide to Achieving Peak Physical Performance. New York: Avery. 

  • Webb, Captain: The Channel Swimmer (1999). The Art of Swimming. Pub. Prior Publications, Whitstable and Walsall, England

  • Watson, Kathy (2000). The Crossing: The curious story of the first man to swim the English Channel. London: Headline.

  • Renford, Des with Ian Heads (2000). Nothing Great is Easy. Sydney, Australia: Pan Macmillan.

  • Tivy, Patrick (2003). Marilyn Bell: The Heart-Stopping Tale of Marilyn's Record-Breaking Swim. Canmore, Alberta, Canada: Altitude Publishing.

  • Cox, Lynne. (2004). Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer. New York: Knopf, Random House.

  • Mortimer, Gavin (2008). The Great Swim. New York: Walker & Company.

  • Cox, Lynne (2013). Open Water Survival Manual: An Expert Guide for Seasoned Open Water Swimmers, Triathletes and Novices. New York: Vintage.

  • Young, Laura E. (2014). Solo, Yet Never Alone: Swimming the Great Lakes. Sudbury, Ontario: Scrivener Press,

  • Munatones, Steven (2011). Open Water Swimming: Improved performance for swimmers and triathletes. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.