Open Water

What’s Up? USA Swimming Open Water World Team check in

Christine Jennings representing team USA at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona – gives an update from Spain. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


After Study, FINA Reaffirms 31C Maximum Water Temp for Open Water

Alex Meyer has been one of the most vocal proponents of lowering the maximum water temperature for FINA open water events. (Photo: Mike Lewis/


Twichell Heads to Russia for World University Games

Courtesy of Duke University Swimming and Diving: Former Duke swimmer and All-American Ashley Twichell is set to begin competition at…

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Susan Taylor Dies Crossing English Channel

Susan Taylor began the open water swim in the early morning hours Sunday. She was only a mile from the French shore when she was pulled from the water by her brother, a paramedic.


Russian Intelligence: Team USA Open Water Swimmer Pedraza Reports on the Village

Joey Pedraza will represent Team USA in the 10K open water swim at the World University Games on July 17th. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Pedraza off to Russia – Open Water Swimming at the WUGs

Joey Pedraza will represent Team USA in the 10K Open Water Swim at the World University Games in Kazan Russia. Photo: Mike Lewis,


Team USA’s World Championship Training Camps

It will not be long before Team USA’s World Championship swim teams travel over seas to prepare for the meet during the team training camps. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)

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Canada’s Hedlin Making the Transition to Open Water Swimming

Canada’s Eric Hedlin known for his strength in the 1500 will be representing Team Canada in Barcelona in the 10K open water swim. Photo: Mike Lewis,


Swim Across America Dallas Open Water Event Was A Big Success

“Over $320,000 was raised in our 3rd annual swim. Another perfect and very calm day at Lake Ray Hubbard made this years’ swim one of the fastest on record. 225 swimmers took the plunge into the refreshing lake to swim ½, 1 or 2 miles. 75 volunteers along with kayakers, boaters, and angel swimmers supported their efforts to “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.” (Image courtesy of SAA)

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Gemmell’s ticket to Barcelona punched once – but twice?

Andrew Gemmell has a spot on the world championship team – he’ll swim the 5K in Barcelona. No doubt Andrew…

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Jordan’s take on Open Water Swimming

Jordan Wilimovsky will represent team USA at the FINA world championships in Barcelona next month. Photo: Mike Lewis,

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Tell us more – Insights from USA Swimming National Team Open Water Swimmers

In an effort to better understand open water swimmers we’re asking national team athletes to share some of their perspective. First up is Emily Brunemann. Photo: Mike Lewis,

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Hanging with the pack in open water swimming

Here’s another great bit of open water swimming advice in our “train with Trent” series. Trent Grimsey holds the fast time for the English Channel crossing and has amassed an impressive resume that includes a FINA grand prix series title. Photo: Mike Lewis,

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Team SwimSpray Women Sweep Division at the 2013 4.4 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

“Jenny Will, a former swimmer at the University of Wisconsin, led the trio in a time of 1:48.27, placing her 26th overall and 5th within the gender. Shannon Greene and Amara Rivera finished only minutes behind with times of 1:50.33 and 1:52.57, respectively, putting both of them within the top 15 among females in the 4.4 mile race.”

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Just 11 Hours In, Jellyfish Sting Derails McCardel

Australian Chloe McCardel made it about a quarter of the way between Cuba and Florida before jellyfish stings forced her to to abandon her quest. (Photo Courtesy: Chloe McCardel)


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