Open Water

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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Mann takes us for a ride – what was that 10k like?

She’s only 15 but she’s becoming very wise in her open water swimming. Becca Mann shares some of the backstory from today’s women’s 10K swim at the word championships.

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Sean tells – 1500 to 10K it’s a lot of racing

It’s been a big summer for Sean Ryan and it’s not over yet. Sean will still race the open water swimming team pursuit race in Barcelona. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Wow that’s tight – Close finishes in Open Water Swimming

Open water swim races are very dynamic and several factors impact the close outcome of the race. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Brazilian Women On Fire: Take 1-2 in Women’s 10KM; Becca Mann 8th

The Brazilians did it again in Barcelona, grabbing two medals in the second women’s open water event. This time, though, it included gold. (Stock Photo: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Zsofi Balazs breaks into top 20 in open water battle

“That was probably one of the hardest 10k’s I’ve done,” said Balazs, who turned 23 earlier this month. “It’s one of the ones that I’m most proud of also. Everyone stayed together the entire time. It was just fight, fight, fight, none of the girls would give up and the pack never spread out.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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