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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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Open Water Swimming National Teamer Sean Ryan Q&A

It’s one week away – the USA Swimming Open Water Nationals are so close you can feel the excitement building…

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No Bad Luck – USA Swimming Open Water Nationals Kick Off Friday the 13th: Q&A with Emily Brunemann

The days are ticking closer to the June 13th start date for USA Swimming Open Water Nationals which return to…

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Open Water Swimming Olympian Alex Meyer Q & A

The USA Swimming Open Water nationals are less than 3 weeks away and this time around we’re getting some insight…

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