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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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8-Mile Boston Light Swim Set for Saturday

The annual 8-mile Boston Light Swim is a perennial favorite among marathon swimmers around the world and this year’s event boasts an accomplished group of solo and relay swimmers hailing from near and far.

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Open Water World Cup leader Poliana Okimoto drops out of tour with back injury

Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto currently leads the points on FINA’s Open Water World Cup series, but won’t finish the tour due to a back injury.

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Russia Issues Temporary Suspension to World Champion Vladimir Dyatchin

Veteran Open Water swimmer Vladimir Dyatchin, a two-time FINA World Champion, has been provisionally suspended.

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11th Annual Lake Travis Relay Adds First Responder Category

The American Swimming Association, LLC is pleased to announce that a First Responder category has been added to the 11th Annual Lake Travis Relay.

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Swimming Canada launches Distance Swim Program To Develop 2020 Olympic Hopefuls

Swimming Canada has launched its Female Endurance/Distance Swimming Program with the objective to develop contenders in the longer distance pool events for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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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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Beautiful Barbados Plays Host to International Championship Swim Meets

The next Open Water event on the calendar is the Barbados Open Water Festival scheduled for November 2nd 2014 in Carlisle Bay (1.5km & 5km races) and open to all swimmers from recreational to elite.

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USA Swimming Announces Open Water Rosters for Pan Pacs, Jr Pan Pacs, and Jr OW Championships

Olympian Alex Meyer will be a part of the men’s team for the 2014 Pan Pac Championships.

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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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Ashley Twichell Undergoing Surgery on Partially-Torn Rotator Cuff

USA Swimming National Team open water swimmer Ashley Twichell is undergoing surgery on Monday.

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Veteran Open Water Swimmer Stephen Robles Attacked By Great White Shark off California Coast

Experienced open water swimmer, and former LA County Lifeguard, Steve Robles was attacked by a great white shark while swimming off…

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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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