Open Water

Friday Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the Death of Fran Crippen

As history rolls on and time slips away, the lessons of history become the legacy of a tragedy.


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Olympians Anderson and Wilimovsky Win Races at West Coast OW Championships

Olympians Haley Anderson and Jordan Wilimovsky won the 10k events at the West Coast Open Water Championships, the country’s largest open water meet.


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In Memory of Fran Crippen

Former open water elite Mark Warkentin remembers his complicated relationship with Fran, and how it evolved during, and then after, his own swimming career.


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Atherton Tries Open Water On For Size At QLD C’ships

The women’s 5k race at the Queensland Open Water Championships saw an unexpected competitor in backstroke world record holder Minna Atherton.

Kieran Smith v. Jordan Wilimovsky Race Highlights West Coast OW Championships

A slew of open water stars are set to compete at the West Coast Open Water Championship including Jordan Wilimovsky, Haley Anderson, and Kieran Smith.

Rutgers’ Cat Salladin Set For Comeback At West Coast Open Water Championship

Redshirt Sophomore Transfer To Compete in 10K on Saturday.

Typhoon Forces Cancellation Of 2020 Japan Open Water C’ships

The Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) has decided to cancel the 96th Japan National Open Water Swimming Championships due to the typhoon situation.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Catherine Kase, 2020 Women in Aquatic Sports Award Winner

Kase is the first woman to serve twice (2016 & 2020-21) as an Olympic Head Coach, in addition to head coaching at 4 FINA World Championships

Newly-Funded Hector Pardoe Takes 25k Silver In France, Beats Bircher’s Record

Hector Pardoe of Great Britain broke through in a big way in the men’s 25k race of the 2020 French Open Water Championships.

Olivier & OW Newcomer Kirpichnikova Impress At French Open Water C’ships

The 2020 French Open Water Championships concluded in Jablines, with the fields limited in the number of participants due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Chun Kong Mak Crosses the English Channel After Overcoming COVID-19

Hong Kong native Chun Kong Mak has successfully completed the 21-mile swim across the English Channel after recovering from coronavirus.

Former US National Teamer Catherine Breed Breaks Monterey Bay Swim Record

Former US National Teamer and Cal Bear Catherine Breed became the 5th woman to swim across Monterey Bay, finishing the 25-mile swim in under 13 hours.

Abrosimov Snags 16k Gold At Russian OW Championships

The 2020 Russian Open Water Championships wrapped up today in Anapa, but not before Kirill Abrosimov snagged another gold, this time in the 16k.

Olympian Krapyvina Pulls Out Mid-Swim As Kirpichnikova Takes 10k Title

First-timer in the open water, Anastasia Kirpichnikova got it done for gold at the Russian Open Water National Championships.

“Il Mare Mi Spingeva”. Così Arianna Bridi Ha Fatto La Storia

Arianna Bridi, la vincitrice della classifica generale della Capri-Napoli, racconta a swimswam le emozioni provate durante la maratona acquatica