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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,

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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.


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,


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,


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/


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…


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.


POSEIDON: Rob Aquatics

If you love open water swimming, then you know Rob “Aquatics” Dumouchel. You know the photos, the mythically long beard,…

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Christine Jennings to Make Return from Injury at Missouri Grand Prix

Open water swimmers are tough. No knocking pool swimmers, but the stars of the seas are really tough. First, Olympian…

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Alex Meyer, First American Swimmer to Qualify for London, Breaks Collar Bone

Alex Meyer became the first American swimmer to qualify for the 2012 Olympics when he took 4th in the open…


Hurst; Gorman Named First Members of 2012 Australian Olympic Team

In a largely symbolic move, the Australian Olympic Committee has named open water swimmers Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman as the first…

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Only the Good Die Young

Fran Crippen Remembered One Year Later Brings Echoes of Steve Prefontaine