Open Water

Redemption: Andrew Gemmell Wins 2013 US Title in 5km, Headed to Barcelona

After a tough finish in the 10km race, Andrew Gemmell was all smiles when he won the men’s 5km race and earned a spot for the World Championships. (Photo: Mike Lewis/


USA Swimming Open Water Nationals 10K Photo Vault

Loads of images from the USA Swimming 10K Open Water Championship. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography


Open Water Swimming Nationals Down Day not Down at all

Swimmers took to the course to get ready for tomorrows 5K national championship race at Lake Castaic, California. Photo: Mike Lewis,

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Protest Filed, Denied in Men’s 10KM Final at Open Water Nationals

Men’s field on the 3rd lap at today’s national championship race at Castaic Lake. Photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography


As Wind Ravages Course, Meyer and Ryan Go 1-2 in Men’s 10km at Open Water Nationals

Alex Meyer won the men’s 10K at the US Swimming National Championship in California. (Photo: Mike Lewis/

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Christine Jennings, Becca Mann First Two for US World Championships Roster in Barcelona

Christine Jennings holds of a strong field winning the 2013 national title in the 10K. Photo: Mike Lewis, OlaVistaPhotography

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Swim Across America Open Water Event Raises Record Funds

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By the numbers: USA Swimming Open Water Nationals

Sean Ryan, pictured here winning the 2011 USA Swimming 5K, will again be in the hunt for a spot on the world championship team. Photo: Mike Lewis,


How to Swim Open Water in Triathlons

Video and Photo Credit: The Race Club

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Tips from Trent: Navigating in Open Water Swimming

Navigational skills are a key component to open water swimming. Photo: Mike Lewis,

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USA Swimming Open Water Nationals Preview

Eva Fabian (top) and Christine Jennings will be some of top open water swimmers at Lake Castaic – north of Los Angeles – May 17 to 19 for the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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Open Water Swimming Great Chloe McCardel talks about the Cuba Swim

Chloe McCardel is going for the open water swim of her life this June when she attempts to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

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In’s and Out’s – Open Water Swimming Tips

For many open water races there’s more to just swimming. Having strong entry and exit skills can influence your final finish position. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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Getting in the Open Water Swimming Groove: Workout

In this workout we’re focusing on the variable speeds executed at different poins of the race. As you may know,…

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Defending USA Swimming Open Water Champion Ashley Twichell Interview

Defending national champion Ashley Twichell will be a part of a very strong women’s field at the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water Championship in California this May. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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