Open Water

5th time a charm? Nyad’s “Final” Cuba to Florida Swim Start Very Near

Diana Nyad, pictured here in her second attempt in 2011, will be hitting the water any time for another go at the Cuba to Florida swim. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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So Stacked – 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile Deep with Talent

RCP Tiburon Mile Race Director Bob Placak (center) with 2012 winners Kane Radford and Melissa Gorman. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Olympian Haley Anderson Set to Make Hometown Appearance

U.S. Olympic silver medalist and recent World Championships gold medalist Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif.) will make a hometown appearance with the Sierra Marlins Swim Team at Lake Natomas on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. PT in Folsom, Calif. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis,

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Change is hard – opportunities breed new hope: Ashley Twichell on moving back to North Carolina

“It’s been a very, very difficult decision, but in the end I truly feel this is what I need to continue in swimming”, Ashley Twichell on leaving the Mission Viejo Nadadores (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Night Train Does the Trick: New World Open Water Swimming Record

The Night Train 228 relay has set a world record for the longest continuous open water swim relay. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Open Water Swimming: A week in review

It’s been an exciting week in the open water swimming world. Here’s a few of the many highlights. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Australian Open Water Swimming Great Trent Grimsey Retires

Australian Open Water Swimming Champion Trent Grimsey announces his retirement from competition. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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NYC Swim’s Governors Island 2 Mile

Swimmers enter the Hudson River for the NYC Swim’s Governors Island swim.


USA Swimming Open Water National Team Rosters

2013/2014 Open Water Swimming National Teams deep with talent. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Two New York Swimmers To Cross Massachusetts Bay This Week

Early this morning, under sunny but windy skies, 54-year-old Paul Rekoff of New York, NY, set off from White Horse Beach in Plymouth, Mass., bound for Provincetown and a 20-mile swim to Cape Cod. He’s hoping to complete the P2P crossing today, and on Saturday, August 17, Mo Siegel, 62, of Piermont, NY, will also attempt the long distance swim. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis,

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Alex Meyer Plans to Continue Training at Harvard After Coach Takes Penn State Job

2012 U.S. Olympian Alex Meyer will remain at Harvard, even after his coach Tim Murphy moved on to Penn State. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Night Train Swimmers Announce World-Record Relay Attempt

Six swimmers will complete 228-mile relay from Point Conception to San Diego to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation SAN FRANCISCO,…

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Grimaldi & Lurz #1 – Team USA Women super strong in Megantic World Cup

Germany’s Thomas Lurz is ripping up the the 2013 open water swimming action. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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