Open Water

New FINA Technical Swim Committee and Technical Open Water Swim Committee Members Appointed

The new members of the FINA Technical Swim Comittee and Technical Open Water Swim Committee have been appointed for the 2013-2017 term. (Photo Credit: fina.org)

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Nilsson Defends Boston Light Swim Title – Complete Race Results

Nilsson, a Boston-area native currently residing in Honolulu, HI, never let the lead slip, and finished in a stellar 2 hours 45 minutes and 51 seconds. He was followed by Rob Jones of Charlottesville, VA, who ran up on shore some 17 minutes later. The third place male finisher was Richard McKern of Summit, NJ, finishing in 3:09:35. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)

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Nautica USLA Lifeguard Championships – Thursday – Complete Results

Age Group Champions Crowned in Surf Boat Race, Iron Woman, Iron Man and Beach Flags Events; Competition Continues Friday With Men’s and Women Open Divisions… (Image courtesy of the United States Lifeguard Association)

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Michael Phelps Swimming Program Moves Into Open Water Swimming

Michael Phelps Swimming and Swim Across America partner on BreakOWT Open Water Training. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Nautica USLA National Lifeguard Championships Returns To Southern California

100 chapters compete for coveted title in juniors, men’s, women’s and team competitions, Aug. 7-10 in Manhattan Beach, California. (Image courtesy of the United States Lifeguard Association)

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Field Set for Annual 8-mile Boston Light Swim

The annual 8-mile Boston Light Swim is a perennial favorite among marathon swimmers around the world and this year’s event boasts an accomplished group of solo and relay swimmers hailing from near and far. From Boston and New York to California and Dublin, Ireland, 23 solo endurance swimmers and six relay teams are set to compete this Saturday. (Image courtesy of olavistaphotography.com)

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Nice medal Eva – tell us about the swim

Eva Fabian shares some insight behind today’s 25K open water swim at the world championships. This was Eva before the start of the 10K at the 2013 USA Swimming open water nationals. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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25K open water championship: Lurz and Grimaldi golden – Eva Fabian grabs bronze

Team USA’s Eva Fabian was the bronze medalist in today’s 25K open water swim at the World Championships in Barcelona. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Don’t hit me: Contact in Open Water Swimming

Contact in open water swimming is expected. Officials, coaches and athletes each have a role in managing the degree of contact to ensure fairness and excitement remain a cornerstone of open water swimming. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Brunemann; Studzinski Win World Cup 10K in Roberval, Canada

Emily Brunemann continues to be perseverant, taking advantage of an opportunity to get more open water practice in at Lake Roberval in Canada. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 World Championships Canadian Open Water Swimming Photo Vault

The team of Philippe Guertin, Eric Hedlin and Zsofi Balazs crossed the finish line at Moll de la Fusta in 57:13.7, good for 12th in the race. (Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)

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How’d you do that Thomas? Germany’s Open Water Swimming Legend Shares Perspective

Thomas Lurz is legend in open water swimming. He share a bit of insight into today’s team 5K win by the Germans. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Germany owns it: Takes team race by over a minute

The veteran Thomas Lurz helped take the Germans to the top of the podium in the 5K team pursuit. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Young Canadian Team 12th in Worlds Open Water Team Event

The team of Philippe Guertin, Eric Hedlin and Zsofi Balazs crossed the finish line at Moll de la Fusta in 57:13.7, good for 12th in the race.

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Taking one for the team – USA looking strong for 5K open water pursuit event

Haley Anderson will team up with Sean Ryan and Andrew Gemmell in tomorrow’s 5K team event at the FINA World Championships. The USA is the defending world champion in this event. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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