Open Water

Sandpipers’ Ilya Kharun & Katie Grimes Win 2021 U.S. National Junior 5K Titles

Sandpipers’ Ilya Kahrun and Katie Grimes both took titles in the junior 5K event this morning in Fort Myers Beach, both eligible for the 2021 OW Junior team.


David Heron Wins U.S. 10K National Title

David Heron rose from 4th in 2019 to win the U.S. National 10K title this morning in Florida. Heron took over the lead heading into the 6th & final lap.


Erica Sullivan Wins Open Water Nationals 10K Title, Denies Twichell Four-Peat

Erika Sullivan won the Olympic-distance 10K to open U.S. Open Water Nationals, denying Ashley Twichell a fourth-straight title.


USA Swimming Reveals Selection Criteria for 2021-2022 Open Water National Team

USA Swimming has released the criteria for selection to the 2021-2022 Open Water National Team and Open Water National Junior Team.

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Open Water Olympic Qualifier Relocated To Portugal; Dive Qualifier Rescheduled

The final Olympic qualifying event in open water swimming has been moved from Japan to Portugal, where it was held in 2012 and 2016.

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Great Britain’s Jack Burnell Brings Curtain Down on Swimming Career

Switching to marathon swimming in 2013, Burnell secured a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, and in preparation for Rio, won silver at the 2016 European Champs.

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Brazil, South Africa Appoint Names for Tokyo 2020 Open Water Olympic Qualifier

Brazil is expected to send 2, and South Africa 4, to the final open water Olympic qualifying event in May in Fukuoka, Japan. Above: Guilherme Costa,


Andy Donaldson and Swimclan Crew Dominate 2021 Rottnest Channel Swim

Donaldson crossed the line in a time of 04:04:30 in the 19.7km swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island in Perth, Western Australia.

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Edwards Claims First Aussie Open Water Title; Lee Nabs 3 In A Row

Kareena Lee collected her 3rd consecutive Australian 10k OpenWater national title, with the Noosa swimmer already having qualified for this summer’s Olympics.

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Olivier Repeats as Doha World Series 10K Champ, Cunha Takes Women’s Race

France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier won the men’s 10K, finishing in 1:52:02.40, more than three seconds ahead of anyone else.

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FINA Marathon Swim Series Gregorio Paltrinieri Bronzo Nella 10 km

FINA Marathon Swim Series 2021 Gregorio Paltrinieri conquista il bronzo nella 10 km maschile a Doha. Mario Sanzullo è quarto

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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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