Open Water

2021 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series Kicks Off Saturday in Doha

The loaded field for the first series race in 13 months includes the last two men’s Olympic champions in open water: Ferry Weertman (above) and Ous Mellouli.

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Australian Open Water Contenders Clash In Coolum

Olympic qualifier Kareena Lee will headline the 10km women’s event, along with Chelsea and Chloe Gubecka, and rising stars Bianca Crisp and Moesha Johnson.

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McGlynn Does the Double, Weber Reclaims Women’s Title at aQuellé Midmar Mile

Durban swimmer Michael McGlynn successfully defended the title he claimed last year while Olympian Michelle Weber regained the crown she last held in 2016.

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South Africa’s aQuellé Midmar Mile Race Forced To Go Virtual

The world’s largest open water race is now virtual due to restrictions from South Africa’s Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife rejecting the event.

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German OW National Coach Lurz Resigns After Allegations of Sexual Assault

Stefan Lurz resigned from his position as the German national open water coach on Friday following allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and bullying.

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Kristof Milak Wins Two Events at Day 1 of Hungarian Olympic Prep Meet

The Hungarian Swim Association is putting on a special meet this week to provide Hungarian swimmers with chance to race long course.

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Olivier Posts Best Time, French Olympic Qualification Time in 1500

French open water swimmer Marc-Antoine Olivier swam a new best time of 14:55.19 in the 1500 today. This puts him under the French Olympic cut.

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2021 Australian Open Water Championships’ New Location Revealed

Last month Swimming Australia revealed that its Open Water National Championships would be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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2020 World Open Water Swimming Association Award Winners Announced

The WOWSA Awards are an annual selection of the most remarkable individuals, performances and offerings in the open water swimming community.

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2021 CARIFTA Aquatics Championships Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2021 CARIFTA (Caribbean Free Trade Association) Aquatics Championships have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Campionati Australiani Open Water Posticipati E Spostati Al Lago Kawana

I campionati australiani open water 2021 sono stati posticipati a marzo e spostati presso il Lago Kawana a causa della pandemia COVID-19

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Aussie Open Water Nationals Rescheduled For March

Open water swimmer Nick Sloman will try to retain his Aussie national title at the rescheduled national open water championships set for March.

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Coronavirus Causes 2021 Australian Open Water C’ships Delay

The 2021 Swimming Australia Open Water Championships have been officially postponed (new date TBD) due to coronavirus-related concerns.

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SSPC: Marathon Swimmer Catherine Breed Details Racing 20+ Mile Ocean Swims

Breed describes her training as well as some of her stories about swimming through jellyfish, in the dark, and in the same waters as sharks.

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Pandemic Postpones 48th Annual Midmar Mile Race Until March

Amidst South Africa’s second wave of Covid-19 cases, Midmar Mile Race Director Wayne Riddin has postponed the event by 1 month and added safety precautions.

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