Open Water

Second Leg of FINA Open Water Grand Prix Cancelled

FINA has just announced that the second leg of its 2016 Open Water Swimming Grand Prix has been cancelled.

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Ana Marcela Cunha Named Brazilian Athlete of the Year By COB

25km open water World Champion Ana Marcela Cunha has been named Brazil’s female Athlete of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

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7 Ways to Prepare for a Marathon Open Water Swim

Marathon swimmer John Humenik has been conquering the open water for the past ten years, participating in events ranging from the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim to the Three Rivers Marathon Swim, to the Ocean Games.

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Peterson And Jennings Win King & Queen Of The Sea

Americans Chip Peterson and Christine Jennings won the 3-part King & Queen of the Sea open water series in Brazil.

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Chinese Swimmer Dies in Open Water Competition in the Philippines

CNN Philippines and several other sources are reporting that a Chinese swimmer drowned on Friday in the International Cross Harbor Race.

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IRONMAN Champion Caroline Steffen signs with TYR Sport

“I am very excited to be a part of the TYR family,” began Steffen. “From the material to the design, every product looks sharp and performs great.”

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USOC: Rio Water Risks Can Be Temporarily Mitigated

“They’ll use booms to temporarily improve the water, similar to those used in oil spills. They believe they can improve the water by 80%”


SwimSwam Launches Print Magazine

SwimSwam Magazine is the exact opposite of every swimming magazine you have seen in the past.


Lesley Paterson on Finishing the Season Strong

This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.

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Hundreds “Swim the Bay” in Barbados!

Three hundred and five swimmers converged on the spectacular Carlisle Bay in Barbados this past weekend for the fourth annual Barbados Open Water Festival.

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20th Annual Coral Reef Swim Race Results – Kostich Wins 16th Title

An enthusiastic 168 swimmers took to the Caribbean Sea to compete in the 20th Annual Coral Reef Swim in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.


3 Open Water Sighting Tips from Chloe Sutton

2-time Olympian Chloe Sutton just created a video where she teaches open water sighting and breathing techniques for open water swimmers and triathletes.

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FINA Tags Two-Year Suspension onto Olga Beresnvyeva Olympic DQ

Former European Champion Olga Beresyeva has been suspended for two years after being stripped of a 7th-place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Swimmers Are Taking The #PlasticFreePledge To Keep Open Water Clean

“Swimmers are empowered and are in a position where they can truly make a difference. Water is their element and they can save it.”

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Australian Open Water Shadow Team Announced

Swimming Australia is pleased to announce a number of additions to the Australian Open Water Shadow team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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