Open Water Swimming

DIII Senior Spotlight: Craver and Christie

While Goucher senior Nicole Craver embarked on a study abroad trip to Cuba, bypassing the embargo that has existed since 1958, Smith College senior Paige Christie set off on her own crossing – crossing the English Channel, that is!

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Young & Old make Open Water history in the English Channel

History was made on both ends of the open water swimming age spectrum this week, as Otto Thaning became the oldest person to swim the English Channel, while Charlotte Samuels became the youngest ever to complete the open water swimming “Triple Crown.”

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China, Hungary win team races at Junior World Open Water Championships in Lake Balaton

China won the youth (14-16) category, while Hungary picked up junior (17-18) gold in front of its home crowd.

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Lake Balaton, Hungary all set for 2014 World Junior Open Water Swimming Champs

The second edition of the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships will take place from September 5-7, 2014 in Balatonfured (HUN) with the presence of 153 athletes from 30 countries.

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Waikiki Roughwater Swim Photo Vault

It’s one of the world’s most iconic open water swimming races for many reasons – the water temperature is ideal…

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Pan Pacific Championship 10K Photo Vault

Yesterday on the pool deck and today in the water, swim photographer Mike Lewis keeps capturing all the action over…

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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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Cunha nips Jennings in Open Water photo finish to claim World Cup lead

Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won a nailbiter at the Lac St. Jean, Canada stop of FINA’s Open Water 10K World Cup to take over the lead in the points standings. Meanwhile Germany’s Andreas Waschburger picked up the men’s win on what’s been a German-dominated tour so far.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Polar Bears Need Sea Ice to Survive – GoPro Video

Take a swim with a polar bear family as they traverse the Arctic Ocean in search of sea ice.

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