Open Water

Maya Merhige Becomes Youngest Woman to Swim Tahoe Triple Crown

The 14-year-old finished the 21.3-mile Lake Tahoe ‘length’ course in just under 13 hours in mid-July, completing the Lake Tahoe Triple Crown.

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Finlin Adds Open Water Title, UCSC Dominates Team Rankings As Canadian Champs Wrap

Edmonton Keyano’s Emma Finlin won her fifth gold medal of the competition in the 3km open water event to claim the girls’ 15-17 high point award.

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Ilya Kharun Removed from Junior Pan Pacs Team Among Citizenship Confusion

Ilya Kharun was slated to be one of the stars of the American team at the upcoming Junior Pan Pacific Championships, but isn’t eligible to compete for the US.


Norwegian Swimmer Knut Ivan Rasmussen Currently Swimming 700 km in Atlantic Ocean

Rasmussen began his swim at the beginning of the month and is currently at about the halfway mark in the southern part of Norway.

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FINA Publishes Official Qualifying Procedure For Aquatics Events At Paris 2024

Relays will now qualify through the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka (top 3) and the 2024 edition in Doha (remaining 13) in order to compete in Paris.


Aurelie Muller, Nathan Hughes Claim Wins At LEN Open Water Cup In Belgrade

France’s former world champion Aurelie Muller was the star of the fourth leg of the LEN Open Water Cup in Belgrade, winning the women’s 10km event.

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Brazil’s Cunha Captures Fifth World Title in 25K Open Water to Close Worlds

Cunha won her fifth title in the event and her second individual title of the 2022 Open Water World Championships as she won the 5K earlier in the week.


FINA Announces 20 Members Elected To New Athletes’ Committee

Two-time Olympic medalist Siobhan Haughey was one of 20 athletes elected to FINA’s revamped Athletes’ Committee on Wednesday.

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Paltrinieri and van Rouwendaal Win 10K on Day 3 Open Water Worlds

Italy went 1-2 in the men’s 10K open water earning the country a total of five open water medals. Gregorio Paltrinieri captured the gold.


Olympic Champions Wellbrock, Cunha Grab 5K Wins on Day 2 of Open Water Worlds

Ana Marcela Cunha (above middle) won her third-straight World Championship in the women’s 5km race on Monday in Lake Lupa.


Chaos in Lake Lupa as Europe Sweeps Opening Open Water Mixed Relay Medals

Florian Wellbrock pulled away late to give Germany a clear gold in the first-ever mixed team relay event at Worlds. Chaos ensued behind him.


Staffetta 4×1500 Open Water: Azzurri Medaglia Di Bronzo A Budapest

La prima gara del programma Open Water ai campionati del mondo di Budapest è la staffetta 4×1500 nelle acque del Lupa Lake dove l’Italia è di bronzo

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Joey Tepper Is Latest World Championship Swimmer Hit by COVID-19

After initially not making the World Championship team, Simon Lamar (above) will now have two swims this week in Budapest.


American Ryan Lochte One of Several Olympians to Complete Flowers Sea Swim

Several Olympians, including 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte competed in the Flowers Sea Swim in Grand Cayman on June 11.


US National Teamer Matt Fallon Wins 4.4 Mile Open Water Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

University of Pennsylvania swimmer Matt Fallon won the 4.4 Mile swim at the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on June 12th in his first race since NCAAs.

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