Open Water

Gary and Dave Interview Alex Meyer…

…apparently this will uh, be…Part 1 of a 2 Part Series! Yeah, that’s what we meant.

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USA Swimming Names 18 to Open Water National Teams

US Open Water National Champions Andrew Gemmell and Ashley Twichell highlight the National Team (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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2012 Fran Crippen Mile, Video Recap

Thanks to contributor Mike Lewis for producing this report. Mike has nearly three decades of open water swimming experience as…

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Central New York – Open Water Hotbed?

Dan O’Connor is one of the stars from this weekend’s open water meet who hails from off-the-beaten-lanerope. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Twichell Doubles With 5k Win at Open Water Nats

At the 2012 edition of USA Swimming’s Open Water Nationals, most of the excitement burned hot, and fizzled out, on…

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U.S. Open Water Nationals Video Recap

Ashley Twichell & Andrew Gemmell celebrate their open water nationals wins. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)

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Nobody Faster Than Cesar Cielo

Garrett tells you what you need to know. Cesar Cielo is back atop the World’s top times list, and the US Open Water Championships started today.

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Gemmell’s Finishing Kick Takes Men’s 10km

Andrew Gemmell powered around the final bouy to pull away for the win at the 2012 US Open Water National Championship 10km race. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures.com)

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Twichell Dominates Women’s 10KM at OW Nats

“Twichell took over with 1500 meters to go and won it with a commanding lead, a 50 second lead,” said our man on the beach, open water veteran Mike Lewis. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures.com)

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Alex Meyer Racing at Open Water Nationals

Alex Meyer is in today’s race! His name on the official start list drew a lot of interest and drama in…

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Gunning for Olympic Qualifying Spots at Open Water Nationals

Emily Brunemann is among the favorites in a wide-open 10k at Nationals in Florida. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Let’s Go Find a Beach – Scouting New Swim Spots

Are there new swim spots hiding right under your nose? You’ll never know until you go searching. Sometimes the best beaches are the hardest ones to find!

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Quick Sprints 3/29/12: Villaecija Doing Double Duty at Olympics

American Rhi Jeffrey, who has made a huge impact both in and out of the pool since coming out of…

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It’s the Beach Not the Dump, Dummy

If you enjoy your beach you best take care of it because someone has to. Sometimes that means picking up your trash, sometimes it means picking up someone else’s trash, and sometimes that involves hauling a 100 pound metal pipe out of the surf before it breaks someone in half.

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Some Like it Salty

I used to be perfectly contented to traverse a concrete box of flat climate controlled water. These days I crave salt, chop, and the kind of adventure you can’t get a few lanes over from an aqua aerobics class.

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