Open Water Swimming

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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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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Haley Anderson becomes U.S. 5K Open Water National Champ in Castaic Lake

The reigning 5K World Champ Haley Anderson successfully held up her crown at the U.S. Open Water National Championships, taking home the gold in the women’s 5K race Sunday morning.

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Alex Meyer wins photo finish 5K national title over Jordan Wilimovsky

Former open water world champ Alex Meyer picked up a U.S. National open water title in dramatic fashion, just nipping Northwestern’s Jordan Wilimovsky in a photo finish.

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Alex Meyer Talks New Team, Making the Pan Pacs, Growth of Open Water Swimming

Saturday was the off day at the USA Swimming Open Water Nationals and we caught up with Olympian Alex Meyer…

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Becca Mann wins women’s 10K to kick off Open Water Nationals

16-year-old Becca Mann was perfectly patient in winning the 10K national title at the U.S. Open Water National Championships in Castaic Lake, CA.

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Lifelong swimmer dies while racing Great Chesapeake Bay Swim alongside his family

Bob Matysek was attempting the Bay crossing swim for his 20th year when he was pulled from the water, likely suffering from a heart attack, according to authorities.

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