Open Water

VIDEO: PATHSTAR 2014 Alcatraz Swim Week

PATHSTAR is a non-profit dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and fighting diabetes, particularly among Native American communitites. One of the organization’s major events is the yearly Alcatraz swim, where a group heads to San Francisco for a week and trains to swim the famous open water course near the island.

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George O’Brien, Chelsea Gubecka Win Australian 5K Titles

Chelsea Gubecka took gold in the open water 5K a day after taking silver in the 10K race in Rockingham.

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Chad le Clos to attend Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival

South African Olympian Chad le Clos will make a guest appearance at the Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival later this month.

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South American open water athletes selected for Pan Ams, led by four each from Argentina, Venezuela

The South American zone has selected its athletes for the 2015 Pan American Games open water swimming events, with Argentina and Venezuela qualifying 4 swimmers apiece.

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30-year-old man goes missing in South Africa’s Midmar Mile open water event

A 30-year-old swimmer has gone missing during the Midmar Mile race in South Africa this weekend.


Crippen Cup prize purse up to $22000, more than FINA World Cup event in UAE

The Crippen Cup 10K open water race has officially raised $22,000 in donations to fund its prize purse in its second year.


Upon Review, Christine Jennings Moved to 5th in SwimTheSwan Results, Earns $2,000

Open water pro Christine Jennings has received a nice improvement to her standing, and payout, from the 2015 SwimTheSwan event.

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FINA’s Open Water World Cup and Grand Prix circuits open this weekend

The 2015 series of FINA’s two major open water swimming circuits debut this weekend.

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Van den Hoogenband: A disturbing look at pollution in the waters of the Rio Olympics site

Three-time Olympic champ Pieter van den Hoogenband posted a picture of a man standing on a board in the middle of a heavily-polluted Brazilian waterway where Olympic events will be held in a little more than a year.


Andrew Gemmell, Sharon van Rouwendaal Win Swim The Swan in Australia

Andrew Gemmell (above) earned $17,000 at the top finisher in the men’s 10km race at the Swim the Swan event in Perth, Australia.


2nd Annual Crippen Cup 10k Trying To Make a Statement About UAE Hosting

The 2nd annual Crippen 10km International Cup has a special mission: to give open water swimmers a domestic alternative to the UAE open water World Cup stop in the UAE.

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US Open Water Nats slated for April in Miromar Lakes, Florida

The United States Open Water National Championships come early this year, taking place on April 24th and 16th in Miromar Lakes, Florida.

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2016 Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier Returning to Setubal, Portugal

Ous Mellouli (above), the defending Olympic champion in the 10km marathon swim, had to come through the last-chance Olympic qualifier meet to get his shot at gold in 2012.


Barbados Open Water Festival Featured Video

World Champion and Olympian Alex Meyer won the open water event. See results here.

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