Michael Scott “Australia is surrounded by water and as a swimming nation we should be striving for open water success.”
Open water swimmer Diana Nyad made headlines last September for becoming the first person to complete the Cuba-to-Florida swim without the assistance of a shark cage.
The 10-kilometer national championship will be contested June 13, followed by the 5K on June 15. The Sandhills Sandsharks swim team and the North Carolina Swimming LSC will serve as hosts for the meet.
Many thanks to Scott Rokis (Scott Rokis Photography) for providing these beautiful swimming photos.
Grant Holicky shares a distance set he uses with his open water athletes, including national champion Christine Jennings.
Mateusz Sawrymowicz and Ashley Twichell Take Home The $10,000 Prizes At The 2013 RPC Tiburon Mile.
This Swim Across America event was extremely successful for the Brown University, raising money with the largest attendance of university athletes in one event.
Haley Anderson and Catherine Vogt won two awards at last nights US Aquatics Sport Awards. (Photo Credit: Haley Anderson)
Open water world champion and NCAA All-American Chip Peterson has been added to the staff (photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications)
64 year-old DIana Nyad becomes the first to complete the 110 mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida without a shark tank. She completed the swim in less than 52 hours. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
Map from DianaNyad.com
2012 U.S. Olympian Alex Meyer will remain at Harvard, even after his coach Tim Murphy moved on to Penn State. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPIctures.com)
Michael Phelps Swimming and Swim Across America partner on BreakOWT Open Water Training. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Fullerton Aquatics’ Lindsey Clary discusses distance training, growing up with two older brothers, and the rivalry between Ohio State, where she will be a freshman this fall, and Michigan, her brother Tyler’s alma mater. (Image courtesy of Anne Lepesant video capture)
“That was probably one of the hardest 10k’s I’ve done,” said Balazs, who turned 23 earlier this month. “It’s one of the ones that I’m most proud of also. Everyone stayed together the entire time. It was just fight, fight, fight, none of the girls would give up and the pack never spread out.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)