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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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RACE VIDEO: Watch Full Men’s, Women’s 10KM U.S. Open Water National Championship Videos

Two weeks ago, USA Swimming crowned their 2014 National Champions in the men’s and women’s 10km open water races. Among…

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Getting in with Open Water Olympian Alex Meyer – Photo Vault

Alex Meyer knows open water.  He’s been a force on the national team for several year and was a member…

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Help Make History: Jamie Patrick’s 71 Mile Swim, August 2014

Patrick is perhaps best known for his 111-mile swim down the Sacramento River or for his double crossing of Lake Tahoe. His sights are now set on Lake Michigan, where he will swim over 70 miles from Milwuakee along the historic skyline to Chicago.

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Masters national record-holder Christopher Clarke dies during open water event

Christopher Clarke, a 45-year-old business owner and Masters national record-holder, was pulled from the water this weekend during the Indy Open Water Challenge. Clarke was rushed to a local hospital where he was later declared dead.

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7th-Place Finisher at 2013 Worlds Tests Positive for Clenbuterol, Receives 12-Month Suspension

Ecuadorian swimmer Ivan Enderica Ochoa has tested postivie for the banned substance Clenbuterol and been suspended by the FINA Dopint Panel…

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University of Louisville Professor Johnmann To Swim The English Channel

The first man to swim the English Channel, unassisted and observed, was Matthew Webb, who completed the swim from to Dover Calais on August 25, 1875 in a time of 21 hours, 45 minutes.

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Photo Vault from Shore: Men’s 5K at 2014 Open Water Nationals

Open water swimming doesn’t get much better than this. It was a perfect day for racing: warm without being hot,…

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Photo Vault from Shore: Women’s 5K at 2014 Open Water Nationals

See what the women’s 5K open water national race looked like from SwimSwam’s perspective on the shore.

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Clocks Dedicated at Doty Memorial Mile Swim

Of the dedication ceremony, Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association President Greg O’Connor says, “It feels good to see the open water swimming community give back to someone who gave so much of himself.”

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Haley Anderson 5K National Champion Talks About the Race

5K national champion Haley Anderson was joined by her younger sister Jordan in today’s race

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Video Interview: Canyons’ Coach Jeremy Anderson and the Growth of Age Group Open Water Swimming

Coach Jeremy Anderson of Canyons Aquatic Club, host club of the 2014 Open Water Nationals, talked with SwimSwam about running this meet two years in a row, and about the growth of open water swimming among age group swimmers.

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Video Interview: The Past and the Future of the David Heron-Tyler Fenwick Collaboration

Tyler Fenwick and David Heron sat down with SwimSwam’s Anne Lepesant to talk about the past and the future of their collaboration in distance swimming.

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