Open Water

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)


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/


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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What was is like in there? Perspective from inside the men’s 10K open water swim in Barcelona

Kane Radford shares a bit of what it was like during the race at today’s 10K open water swim at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Weinberger fights back from mistake, settles for 5th

“I’m one of the strongest guys out there and I know I could have come first. It’s just so disappointing that I made such an amateur mistake and I didn’t notice the turning buoy pass on my right,” Weinberger said after the race. “I know I’m better than that.” (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis,

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Day 2 Highlights, 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships

A huge upset in diving came on the men’s 10-meter synchro platform, diving outside against a backdrop of scenic Barcelona. Sascha Klein (featured image credit: Lars Bormann) and Patrick Hausding enlisted a major upset when the best Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang for the title, earning Germany’s second medal of the championships.


Haley Anderson tells it like it was – insight behind the gold

Haley Anderson gives us a bit of insight into how her gold medal day unfolded after her win in the 5K open water swim in Barcelona. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


One Mom’s Perspective – A View from the stands

A unique perspective from Catherine Hedlin, mother of world championship 5K silver medalist Eric Hedlin. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


USC 2, World 0 – Tunisia’s Mellouli takes the 5K at Worlds

Tunisia’s Ous Mellouli take Gold in the 5K at the Barcelona World Championships. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


American Haley Anderson Takes First Gold Medal of 2013 FINA World Championships

American Haley Anderson grabbed the first medal of the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona’s harbor on Saturday morning. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Who’s the coolest on the USA Swimming Open Water Team?

Eva Fabian checks in on the eve of the 5K championship at the FINA Worlds in Barcelona


Five-member Canadian Team Set To Brave Open Water at Worlds

Philippe Guertin of Montreal and Eric Hedlin of Victoria will take to Moll de la Fusta in the men’s 5-kilometre race at 7 a.m. ET. They’ll be the first Canadian competitors in swimming at the two-week marquee event, which continues with the pool competition from July 28 – Aug. 4. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/

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New Zealand’s Kane Radford Ready – Open Water Swimming at World starts Saturday

Kane Radford and the rest of the New Zealand swimmers are ready for great racing in Barcelona. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Gemmell Already Crowned Champion – Team USA Swimming Open Water Update

Andrew Gemmell and the rest of the USA open water team are now in Barcelona ready for the world championships. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


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