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2016 RCP Tiburon Mile Complete TV Show

USA’s Ashley Twichell snagged third overall, but came in first place in the women’s category of the Elite division with a time of 26:06.

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FINA Releases Dates for 2017 Open Water Series

FINA has begun releasing dates and locations for its 2017 Open Water Series. There are 2 separate series to come: the 10k Open Water Series and the Grand Prix Series for races that are 15k or longer.

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USA Swimmer Records A Double, 15 Year Old Wins 10K In Barbados

Hours of heavy rainfall did not dampen the spirits of more than 425 swimmers who swam in the first day of the 5th Barbados Open Water Festival (BOWF) in Carlisle Bay this past weekend.

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Doggy Nadine “The Michael Phelps of Yelps” Takes Home The Prize

Open Water Planet CEO Bobby Brewer: They call her the “Michael Phelps of Yelps; the “Tony Stark of Bark.” Everyone knew she was the favorite going in.

FINA Bylaw Changes Modify OW Team Races, Mandate Wetsuits Below 18°

Some updates to FINA’s bylaws will turn open water team races into true relay events at the World Championships and mandate the use of wetsuits when racing in water 18° C or below.

2016 RCP Tiburon Mile to air on Comcast SportsNet Nov 5th

Tune in Saturday November 5th at 6:30pm to relive the excitement, drama and fierce competition by the best swimmers in the world as they battle for the 2016 RCP Tiburon Mile crown.

Open Water Planet Steps Up Open Water Safety Protocols

Just a little over six years ago Fran Crippen past away while competing in an Open Water Event. As community, Open Water…

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The First Ever “Ruff-Water Swim” to Take Place on South Padre Island

by Hank Randy Swimming legend has it that the famous Hall of Fame Swim Coach,Buck Dawson, had an idea to…

10 Things You Didn’t Know about South Padre Island

In preparation for the upcoming South Padre Open Water Festival on November 5-6, we wanted to share some key facts about the Island and why its one of the best open water destinations in the US.


Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha Undergoes Successful Surgery

Brazilian Olympian Ana Marcela Cunha underwent a successful surgery to remove her spleen this past Sunday, October 23rd.

VIDEO, PHOTO VAULT: Snyder Completes Alcatraz Swim For Sight

Video highlights courtesy of The Foundation For A Better Life, video edit courtesy of Coleman Hodges: The following is a press…

Watch: Sarah Thomas 56 Hour Historic Lake Swim

Sarah Thomas, the world record marathon swim – Lake Powell, AZ, completing in 56 hours and 5 minutes. This video shows…


Second Hong Kong Cross Harbor Swimmer Passes Away In Hospital

A participant of the 2016 Hong Kong Cross Harbor race that was listed in critical condition has died, marking the 2nd death of this year’s open water event.

The 5th Tel Aviv Port2Port Take Place Oct. 28th

The 5th Tel Aviv Corny Port2Port swim is due to take place on October 28th. The urban-coast scenic Port2Port swim,…

Brad Snyder To Take On 2-Mile Alcatraz Swim For Sight Sunday

Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Brad Snyder will compete in Sunday’s 2-mile open water Alcatraz Swim For Sight event to raise funds and awareness for visual impairments.


Annual Hong Kong Cross-Harbor Race Resulted In 1 Death, 1 Critical

The annual Hong Kong Cross-Harbor race took place this past Saturday, October 15th, but a tragedy was part of this year’s event.

Rio Reflections with Open Water Olympian Haley Anderson

Two time Olympian Haley Anderson became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in open water swimming by winning a silver medal in the women’s 10K at the 2012 London Olympic Games.