Open Water

Eva Fabian: Open Letter To FINA Over Wetsuit Rules

orld champion open water swimmer Eva Fabian has written an open letter to FINA addressing its new rules on when to mandate wetsuits for open water races.


Four To Represent U.S. In 10K Open Water At World University Games

Becca Mann will be one of four Americans competing in the 10k Open Water event at the World University Games in August.

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Relay Completes First All-Female Double Crossing of Catalina Channel

According to the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, a team of six female swimmers recently completed the first all-female double crossing…


Pat Gallant-Charette Becomes Oldest Woman To Cross English Channel

At 66, Pat Gallant-Charette became the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel o Saturday.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Heintz Rising To Fill IM Vacancy

It’s no secret that the men’s 200 IM is set to see a massive power shift with the absences of three icons who had hogged the international medals between them for the past 15 seasons.


ROKA’s Maverick X Wetsuit Is Perfect For Open Water Races

FINA’s new rule that allows the use of a wetsuit in open water races if the water temperature is below 68 degrees has swimmers all over the world weighing the benefits and downsides to suiting up in neoprene.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sjostrom Lights Up 100 Freestyle

It’s no secret that Sarah Sjostrom is the world’s best sprint butterflyer by a wide margin. But she’s spent the past week proving that she might just be the best sprint freestyler, too.


Inaugural Golden Gate Frogman Swim On August 6

Inaugural Golden Gate Frogman Swim Open Water Swim & Fundraiser Official Navy SEAL Foundation Event August 6, 2017 Registration opens…

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USA Swimming Announces Open Water Rosters For FINA World Championships

Ten open water swimmers have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Championships this summer, USA…

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Canada Looks To Expand Medal Potential With Distance Coach Mark Perry

Open water/distance coach Mark Perry’s addition to Swimming Canada is part of John Atkinson’s plan to expand Canada’s medal potential.


North Carolina Dominates The Southern Zone Open Water Championships

“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You…


Jack O’Neill, Creator Of The Modern Wetsuit, Passed Away At 94

The inventor of the modern day wetsuit, Jack O’Neill, passed in his home in Santa Cruz on Friday, June 2nd….

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World Record Holder To Attempt Island-To-Island Swim

Starting in June, athletic adventurer, world record holder and ‘tree-athlete’, Ross Edgley, will attempt a year-long series of extreme, long-distance,…

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Split Tempo For Open Water Swimming

Pool swimming is controlled. Open water swimming is not.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Katie McLaughlin Expanding Horizons

Katie McLaughlin is now about a full year out from a devastating neck injury that cost her not only her freshman year at Cal, but also cost her a possible Olympic berth in Rio. But McLaughlin is coming back stronger than ever… and with a few new tricks up her sleeve.