Open Water

2020 Swammy Awards: Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year Marc-Antoine Olivier

France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier won the only stop of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series this year, then followed up with a French title in September.

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14-year-old James Savage Completes 18.6km Around Coronado Open Water Swim

14-year-old James Savage has become the youngest person to complete the 18.6km Around Coronado Open Water swim, finishing in a course record of 4:23.00.


Deichmann Completes 450km Swim to set WR for Longest Unassisted Swim

Jonas Deichmann has completed the first leg of his triathlon around the world, setting a world record for the longest unsupported open water swim.


Swimmer Taylor Abbott Will Receive Upgrade Pan Am Games Medal on Wednesday

A virtual ceremony on Wednesday will see American swimmer Taylor Abbott, along with 2 other American athletes, receive upgraded medals from the 2019 Pan American Games.

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Jeff Julian’s Former Swimmers Holding 5 Mile Open Water Race in his Honor

On October 31, several of coach Jeff Julian’s former swimmers are planning to hold a 5 mile swim in his honor following his recent stomach cancer diagnosis.

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Friday Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the Death of Fran Crippen

As history rolls on and time slips away, the lessons of history become the legacy of a tragedy.


Olympians Anderson and Wilimovsky Win Races at West Coast OW Championships

Olympians Haley Anderson and Jordan Wilimovsky won the 10k events at the West Coast Open Water Championships, the country’s largest open water meet.


In Memory of Fran Crippen

Former open water elite Mark Warkentin remembers his complicated relationship with Fran, and how it evolved during, and then after, his own swimming career.


Atherton Tries Open Water On For Size At QLD C’ships

The women’s 5k race at the Queensland Open Water Championships saw an unexpected competitor in backstroke world record holder Minna Atherton.

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Kieran Smith v. Jordan Wilimovsky Race Highlights West Coast OW Championships

A slew of open water stars are set to compete at the West Coast Open Water Championship including Jordan Wilimovsky, Haley Anderson, and Kieran Smith.


Typhoon Forces Cancellation Of 2020 Japan Open Water C’ships

The Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) has decided to cancel the 96th Japan National Open Water Swimming Championships due to the typhoon situation.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Catherine Kase, 2020 Women in Aquatic Sports Award Winner

Kase is the first woman to serve twice (2016 & 2020-21) as an Olympic Head Coach, in addition to head coaching at 4 FINA World Championships

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Newly-Funded Hector Pardoe Takes 25k Silver In France, Beats Bircher’s Record

Hector Pardoe of Great Britain broke through in a big way in the men’s 25k race of the 2020 French Open Water Championships.

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Olivier & OW Newcomer Kirpichnikova Impress At French Open Water C’ships

The 2020 French Open Water Championships concluded in Jablines, with the fields limited in the number of participants due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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