Open Water

POWER Challenge 2018: Piranhas Open Water Extreme Race Sept 1st

The 2018 Piranhas Open Water Extreme Race is Sep 1st in Pompano Beach, Florida. This event includes four open water races: 5k race, one mile, 500 meters junior race, and the short 100 meter Splash and Dash.

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Wilimovsky Takes Two Wins At Historic Flowers Sea Swim

Jordan Wilimovsky won the 1-mile and 10k races at this year’s Flowers Sea Swim, an open water event held in Cayman Islands. But the 2015 world champion wasn’t the only big name among the almost 800 swimmers competing at the event.

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Taking It from the Pool to the Sea

Eney Jones sat down with Mike Curley, the head coach of the Orlando Highlanders, at the Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands, to talk about his team’s trip to and performances at the open water competition.

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Stephanie Horner et Hau-Li Fan se qualifient en eau libre pour les Pan-pacs

Stephanie Horner et Hau-Li Fan se sont qualifies en eau libre pour l’équipe canadienne des Championnats pan-pacifiques.

Jazz Carlin Transitions To Open Water, Leads British OW Euros Roster

Two-time Olympic silver medalist for Great Britain in Rio, Jazz Carlin, leads her nation’s open water roster for the 2018 European Championships.

Germany’s Wellbrock and Brazil’s Cunha Claim Victory in Balatonfured

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock touched home first today (Saturday June 16) in Balatonfured (HUN) on the occasion of the fourth leg of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series 2018.

Detroit Motor City Mile Will Become Swim Across America Mile

As the Motor City Mile looks to 2019, it will come under the umbrella of Swim Across America to become Swim Across America—Motor City Mile.

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Indiana Open Water State Championships Rescheduled

Through a collaboration with Ohio Swimming and the Cincinnati Aquatic Club, the 2018 Indiana State Open Water Swimming Championships are no longer canceled and will now be contested on Wednesday, June 27.

Wellbrock, Anderson Emerge Victorious At European Open Water World Cup

American Haley Anderson came away with the win at the second stop of the LEN European Open Water World Cup in France.

Swimmer Dies During Open Water Masters Race

The body of a 45-year-old man has been recovered from Lake Audubon in Virginia after he disappeared during an open water swim Sunday.

More Than 200 Swimmers Set for Gravelines Open Water Cup Race

The largest-ever fields in the event’s history are gathering in Gravelines, France, for the second stop of the LEN European Open Water Cup. The discipline’s greatest stars will line up for the race, Olympic and World champions – altogether 211 swimmers.

Czech Olympian Rostislav Vitek Attempting 2-Way English Channel Swim

The 2008 10km Olympic qualifier and 2017 Winter World Championships bronze medalist will attempt a two-way English Channel swim in July, raising money for Friends of the Earth.

French-Born Texas Man to Attempt 6 Month Pacific Ocean Swim

50-year-old Ben Lecomte is attempting to swim 5,500 miles in about 180 days.

Molly Nance Becomes First Woman to Swim 21-Mile St. Lucia Channel

Nance, fourth from left, swam the channel in just under 14 hours in mid-May.

Brazil Names Roster For Open Water World Juniors

Brazil has named their roster for the 2018 FINA Open Water World Junior Championships.

A Memorial Day Weekend Tradition Draws Elite Swimmers to Lake Audubon

Hundreds of swimmers from across the country will splash into Reston, Virginia’s Lake Audubon on Memorial Day weekend for the 31st annual Jim McDonnell Lake Swims (JMLS).

Beauty and the Beast: Taking 5 with Haley Anderson

Haley Anderson was the first American woman to medal in Open Water. She won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in the 10k. Anderson also made the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio in the 10k.

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