Open Water

2021 CARIFTA Aquatics Championships Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2021 CARIFTA (Caribbean Free Trade Association) Aquatics Championships have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Campionati Australiani Open Water Posticipati E Spostati Al Lago Kawana

I campionati australiani open water 2021 sono stati posticipati a marzo e spostati presso il Lago Kawana a causa della pandemia COVID-19

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Aussie Open Water Nationals Rescheduled For March

Open water swimmer Nick Sloman will try to retain his Aussie national title at the rescheduled national open water championships set for March.

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Coronavirus Causes 2021 Australian Open Water C’ships Delay

The 2021 Swimming Australia Open Water Championships have been officially postponed (new date TBD) due to coronavirus-related concerns.

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SSPC: Marathon Swimmer Catherine Breed Details Racing 20+ Mile Ocean Swims

Breed describes her training as well as some of her stories about swimming through jellyfish, in the dark, and in the same waters as sharks.


Pandemic Postpones 48th Annual Midmar Mile Race Until March

Amidst South Africa’s second wave of Covid-19 cases, Midmar Mile Race Director Wayne Riddin has postponed the event by 1 month and added safety precautions.

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2020 Swammy Awards: Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year Anastasia Kirpichnikova

20-year-old Anastasia Kirpichnikova rose quickly in open water this year, winning 10K races at both Russia’s and France’s open water championships.


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.