Open Water

Former Cal Bear Breed Takes 45 Mins Off Angel Island Round Trip Women’s Record

The former U.S. National Team member Breed was just over 20 minutes shy of the fastest swim in history during her Monday morning swim.


FINA Still Pushing To Add Stroke 50’s To Olympic Lineup

FINA first made the proposal in 2017 and per this report, are still pushing to expand the Olympic programme across all aquatic sports.


Swimming South Africa Reveals National Squads For 2020/21 Season

Swimming South Africa has revealed its National Team selections for the 2020/21 season, based on world rankings and medal potential.


World Record Holder Sarah Sjostrom Tries Out Open Water

Just because Sarah Sjostrom is used to finishing races in the blink of an eye doesn’t mean she can’t also relish taking some strokes in the open water waves.

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Russia Aims for Pool National Championship Dates in October in Kazan

World Champion Evgeny Rylov (above) and the rest of the Russian team are scheduled to swim their first post-pandemic national championship in October.

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Squalifica Di 4 Anni Per Trasfusione Non Dichiarata Per Guillermo Bertola

il nuotatore argentino di acque libere Guillermo Bertola è stato sospeso 4 anni dalla FINA per una trasfusione non dichiarata avvenuta nel 2018.

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FORM Smart Swim Goggles Contest Giveaway on SwimSwam Instagram

Win a pair of FORM Smart Swim Goggles—swim goggles with a smart display on SwimSwamNEWS Instagram here. Contest ends 5pm PST on Friday, June 5th 2020.

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Swimmers Urged To Take Care in Open Water Following Spike in Drowning Deaths

Open water swimming is vastly different to pool swimming, so please take caution when deciding to take a dip in the ocean


Spanish Para Swimmer Ariel Schrenck Stalked By Sharks While Training (Video)

19-year-old Spanish Para swimmer Ariel Schrenck swam for his life when his open water training turned dangerous in the blink of an eye.

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FORM Smart Swim Goggles to get Open Water GPS metrics

FORM GPS performance metrics include distance, pace, and stroke rate alongside heart rate, displayed on the FORM goggles as you swim in open water.

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Oceans Seven

Climbing has the Seven Summits. Horse racing, the Triple Crown. And since 2009, open water swimming has had its own unique challenge: the Oceans Seven.

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Gregorio Paltrinieri Leaves Coach Morini; Signals Shift in Focus to Open Water

Paltrinieri (left) has trained with coach Stefano Morini (right) for 9 years, since he was 16. He’ll now leave to join the country’s top open water coach.


Campionati Europei Master Budapest: Fissate Le Nuove Date 2021

I Campionati Europei Master sono stati rinviati al 2021. Si svolgeranno dal 23 Maggio al 6 Giugno. Il nuoto si svolgerà dal 26 al 31 Maggio

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Water Polo, Open Water Swimming Deemed Among Safest Sports from Coronavirus

A study by a university in Italy has categorized sports into 5 categories of risk for spread of coronavirus infections.


Open Water Star Marc-Antoine Olivier Is Still Training for 5 Hours Per Day

Olivier is doing about 5 hours of training per day at his family home in the northern French countryside along with his girlfriend Océane Cassignol.