Articles by Mike Lewis

Septuagenarian Throw Down in the English Channel

This week history is in the making as 3 swimmers, each in their 70’s, are attempting to set the record…

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Olympic Swimmers – Going Back to the Beginning

Here’s an excellent video shared by our friend Guy Barnea.  Guy and the some of his Israeli Olympic teammates did something…

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Aussie Open Water Standout Rhys Mainstone Checks in on 2014 Pan Pacs

Rhys Mainstone is undoubtedly psyched for the upcoming PanPacs in Brisbane.  The event is going to be special of the…

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USMS Standout Steve West joins All Star English Channel Relay Record Attempt

There’s been a lot of fast swimming coming out of the Irvine NOVA home pool at the Woollett Aquatic Complex,…

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All American – Darian Townsend earns USA Citizenship, Will Compete at U.S. Nationals

Three-time South African Olympian Darian Townsend is now an American citizen, sending shockwaves through the American lineup. Darian Townsend is one…

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5 reasons to do the 2014 Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Despite the annoying back to school ads that are popping up on the TV – there’s still plenty of summer…

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3 foes of Open Water Swimmers and how to avoid them

Ah summertime – friends, picnics, suntans and warm water; a great time to do some open water swimming.  With all…

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7 ways to keep it safe at the beach and in the open water

Swimming is a great sport and swimmers are a unique breed.  Swimmers train hard and work through all sorts of…

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Germany wraps 2014 Open Water Swimming Nationals

Germany is home to many great open water swimmers and the past week saw a monumental showing of German swimmers…

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Canada Names Junior Open Water Squad – Jr. Pan Pacs and FINA Jr. Worlds

Swimming Canada used the beautiful Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands to select their Junior FINA Open Water and…

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5 great open water swims in the U.S. for your swimming calendar

It’s that time of year up here in the northern hemisphere; summer time! With hot weather, lot’s of daylight and warmer water it’s big time open water season. With that in mind here’s some of our favorite open water swimming events.

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Not just Soccer – Brazilians on top in FINA Open Water Swimming World Cup Setubal Portugal

While a lot of the sporting world was focused on Brazil’s last minute win over Chile in the FIFA World Cup,…

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Russian Open Water Swimming 10K selects Team for European Champs

Russian open water swimmers competed in the Istra Resevoir on June 26th to contest their 10K national championships.  The top…

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World Records fall at Sarasota Masters Bumpy Jones Classic

Multiple world records were broken* at the Bumpy Jones Classic, held at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, Fla., June…

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