Open Water Swimming

VIDEO: The King of all swimming Prom-posals

Not even a lake will keep this man from his prom date.

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12 Signs You Should Be Open Water Swimming

Open Water swimming is similar to pool swimming because, well, you’re swimming…but that’s where the similarities end. If you can recognize yourself in any or all of the following, then maybe you should be open water swimming.

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Hall of Fame Open Water channel swimmer David Yudovin passes away at 63

International Swimming Hall of Famer David Yudovin, a renowned open-water swimmer, died of a heart attack Saturday, the Cambrian reports.

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Gold in LA – Ous Mellouli Photo Vault

Two time Olympic champion Ous Mellouli is in LA training for the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Ous is back at Trojan…

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Zombies to Swim English Channel in 2015

The Zombie Patrol swim team is a group students with special challenges who attend the Arch Academy in San Diego….

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VIDEO: PATHSTAR 2014 Alcatraz Swim Week

PATHSTAR is a non-profit dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and fighting diabetes, particularly among Native American communitites. One of the organization’s major events is the yearly Alcatraz swim, where a group heads to San Francisco for a week and trains to swim the famous open water course near the island.

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Chad le Clos to attend Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival

South African Olympian Chad le Clos will make a guest appearance at the Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival later this month.

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South American open water athletes selected for Pan Ams, led by four each from Argentina, Venezuela

The South American zone has selected its athletes for the 2015 Pan American Games open water swimming events, with Argentina and Venezuela qualifying 4 swimmers apiece.

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Crippen Cup prize purse up to $22000, more than FINA World Cup event in UAE

The Crippen Cup 10K open water race has officially raised $22,000 in donations to fund its prize purse in its second year.

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FINA’s Open Water World Cup and Grand Prix circuits open this weekend

The 2015 series of FINA’s two major open water swimming circuits debut this weekend.

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Van den Hoogenband: A disturbing look at pollution in the waters of the Rio Olympics site

Three-time Olympic champ Pieter van den Hoogenband posted a picture of a man standing on a board in the middle of a heavily-polluted Brazilian waterway where Olympic events will be held in a little more than a year.

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US Open Water Nats slated for April in Miromar Lakes, Florida

The United States Open Water National Championships come early this year, taking place on April 24th and 16th in Miromar Lakes, Florida.

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15 favorite swim photos to kick off the new year

The new year is a great time to look back on the past and move forward into the coming 12…

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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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