Open Water

Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Gulf Coast Relay Wins Nailbiter

Florida Gulf Coast went down to the wire this week with Liberty, with the meet coming down to the 200 free relay.

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Horton’s Pier To Pub Lead Snapped At The End By Victor Sam Sheppard

It was a déjà vu moment for Australian Mack Horton when his Pier to Pub open water lead was cut to nil by winner Sam Sheppard.


ROKA Partners With USA Triathalon Through 2020

ROKA Sports, Inc. and USA Triathlon today announced a new multi-year partnership that designates the Dallas-based performance multisport brand as the Exclusive USA Triathlon Uniform and Swim Category Partner.

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New FINA Bylaws Take Effect Jan. 1

With the coming of the new year comes the installation of FINA’s updated bylaws, as decided by the swimming federation earlier this year.


2016 Swammy Awards: Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year

It’s a Dutch sweep of our Open Water Swimmer of the Year Swammys, with Olympic champ Ferry Weertman taking the men’s award.

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2016 Swammy Awards Video: Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year

2016 was the perfect single-year redemption arc for Sharon van Rouwendaal.


European Champion Kirill Abrosimov Training in Miami

Two of Russia’s best open water swimmers have traveled to Miami, Florida to escape the harsh Russian winter.

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2016 RCP Tiburon Mile Complete TV Show

USA’s Ashley Twichell snagged third overall, but came in first place in the women’s category of the Elite division with a time of 26:06.

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FINA Releases Dates for 2017 Open Water Series

FINA has begun releasing dates and locations for its 2017 Open Water Series. There are 2 separate series to come: the 10k Open Water Series and the Grand Prix Series for races that are 15k or longer.

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USA Swimmer Records A Double, 15 Year Old Wins 10K In Barbados

Hours of heavy rainfall did not dampen the spirits of more than 425 swimmers who swam in the first day of the 5th Barbados Open Water Festival (BOWF) in Carlisle Bay this past weekend.

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Doggy Nadine “The Michael Phelps of Yelps” Takes Home The Prize

Open Water Planet CEO Bobby Brewer: They call her the “Michael Phelps of Yelps; the “Tony Stark of Bark.” Everyone knew she was the favorite going in.


FINA Bylaw Changes Modify OW Team Races, Mandate Wetsuits Below 18°

Some updates to FINA’s bylaws will turn open water team races into true relay events at the World Championships and mandate the use of wetsuits when racing in water 18° C or below.

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2016 RCP Tiburon Mile to air on Comcast SportsNet Nov 5th

Tune in Saturday November 5th at 6:30pm to relive the excitement, drama and fierce competition by the best swimmers in the world as they battle for the 2016 RCP Tiburon Mile crown.


Open Water Planet Steps Up Open Water Safety Protocols

Just a little over six years ago Fran Crippen past away while competing in an Open Water Event. As community, Open Water…

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The First Ever “Ruff-Water Swim” to Take Place on South Padre Island

by Hank Randy Swimming legend has it that the famous Hall of Fame Swim Coach,Buck Dawson, had an idea to…

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