Open Water Swimming

Swimming in the ocean; managing rip currents and other hazards

Swimming in the ocean is a blast. In addition to the freedom of swimming without boundaries, and the beauty of…

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German Open Water Superstar Thomas Lurz Announces Retirement

On the eve of the Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Cozumel, Mexico, the most-decorated German distance swimmer of all time has announced his retirement.

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10 Open Water Swim Tips & Etiquette

As the sport of Open Water Swimming becomes more and more popular, here are some helpful safety and etiquette tips…

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U.S. Open Water Nationals begin Friday: 3 major national teams to be selected with Olympic ramifications

USA Swimming will host its Open Water National Championships this Friday and Sunday, and the meet will have major impacts on the biggest international meets of the next two years.

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USA Swimming Open Water Nationals Opens Friday in Miromar Lakes

The United States’ top open-water swimmers will take the first step toward securing a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team at this week’s USA Swimming Open Water National Championships at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Miromar Lakes, Florida.

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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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