Open Water

Olivier Wins The First Gold of the Championships In Men’s 5k OW

France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier won the first gold medal of the 2017 FINA World Championships with a win in the men’s 5k.

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Ous Mellouli Withdraws From 2017 Worlds With Training Injury

Two-time Olympic champ Ous Mellouli will be withdrawing from the FINA World Championships in Budapest due to a training injury, the Tunisian national tweeted today.

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British Open Water Swimmers Making Final Preparations For Budapest

Britain’s Marathon Swimming Lead Bernie Dietzig says, “The World Championships is always incredibly competitive. We will be expecting a huge field in both the men’s and women’s 10km and we have done everything we can this season to be ready for this.”

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Schooling Fires Back

It’s fast becoming one of swimming’s most fun rivalries.

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4 Reasons Why Boulder Should Be Your Open Water Adventure This Summer

Travel season is upon us, and for those of us looking for open water excursions this summer Boulder is more than happy to deliver.

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Germany Names 10 Swimmers to World Champs Roster in Open Water

Their 10-swimmer open water roster, including World Champion Rob Muffels, is almost as big as their 14-swimmer pool team.

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Kristof Rasovsky Wins 2nd-Straight European Open Water Cup Race

Hungarian swimmer Kristof Rasovsky has won the 2nd leg of the LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup in Barcelona, giving him…

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Bruni Takes Marathon World Cup Lead With Setubal Win

Italy’s Rachele Bruni took over the top spot on the women’s point standings on FINA’s Marathon Swimming World Cup with a win in Setubal, Portugal, while Hungarian upstart Kristof Rasovsky won a surprise title on the men’s side.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Martinenghi Keeps Slashing WJRs

For at least the third time this year, Nicolo Martinenghi has broken a junior world record in the breaststroke.

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Eva Fabian: Open Letter To FINA Over Wetsuit Rules

orld champion open water swimmer Eva Fabian has written an open letter to FINA addressing its new rules on when to mandate wetsuits for open water races.

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Four To Represent U.S. In 10K Open Water At World University Games

Becca Mann will be one of four Americans competing in the 10k Open Water event at the World University Games in August.

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Relay Completes First All-Female Double Crossing of Catalina Channel

According to the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, a team of six female swimmers recently completed the first all-female double crossing…

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Pat Gallant-Charette Becomes Oldest Woman To Cross English Channel

At 66, Pat Gallant-Charette became the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel o Saturday.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Heintz Rising To Fill IM Vacancy

It’s no secret that the men’s 200 IM is set to see a massive power shift with the absences of three icons who had hogged the international medals between them for the past 15 seasons.

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ROKA’s Maverick X Wetsuit Is Perfect For Open Water Races

FINA’s new rule that allows the use of a wetsuit in open water races if the water temperature is below 68 degrees has swimmers all over the world weighing the benefits and downsides to suiting up in neoprene.

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