Saga had not swum seriously since high school. Henrik had been hiding his limited swimming ability for years. They met at a pool party. Saga lent Henrik a hand in the deep end. Henrik claims he lured Saga into his arms.

Whatever the truth, they were together from that moment on, united by water and passion. When chronic stress started to affect Saga’s health, they sought relief together in swimming and exploring the Open Water World.

a couple swimming in a cove between two rocks

Founded by Saga Svensson and Henrik Khalifa, Open Water World is a magazine for people who seek sanctuary from modern life in the rivers, lakes, and oceans of our incredible planet.


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