Open Water

Swimmer Gustavo Penilla Died From Heart Attack During Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Long Beach Masters swimmer Gustavo Penilla reportedly suffered a heart attack during the annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim and died soon after on Sept. 5th.


Hungary Tops the Medal Table at the 2022 World Junior OW Championships

With four gold medals and three bronze, Hungary finished top of the medal table at Open Water World Juniors, unseating the United States, the 2018 winner.


2022 World Junior OW Champs: U.S and Hungary Win Gold in Mixed Relays on Day 3

The U.S and Hungary earned gold in the mixed 4×1500 relays on the final day of the 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Championships.

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2022 World Junior OW Champs Day 2: Hungary’s Fabian and Betlehem Earn 10k Gold

Hungary performed exceptionally in the 10k this morning, seeing Bettina Fabian and David Betlehem win the girls and boys races respectively.


arena Swim of the Week: Katie Grimes Earns Dominant World Junior Open Water Title

The 16-year-old won the girls’ 7.5k at Junior Open Water Worlds in Seychelles by more than two minutes, averaging 1:06 per 100 meters.


2022 World Junior OW Champs Day 1: Katie Grimes and Claire Weinstein Each Win Gold

Katie Grimes won the girls 7.5k at the 2022 World Junior Open Water Championships by well over two minutes.


2022 World Junior Open Water Champs: Event Schedule and Preview

The 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Championships are set to take place from September 16-18 at Mahé, Seychelles.


Russian Open Water Swimmer Kirill Abrosimov: Lack of Racing Is “A Huge Step Back”

The 30-year-old European open water champion is struggling to find motivation with his inability to race on the international stage.


Bárbara Hernández Huerta and the North Channel Swim

The dryrobe® Ambassador completed the swim as part of the Oceans Seven – a marathon swimming challenge of seven open water channel swims.

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Returning To Racing In The Open Sea

Accomplished open water swimmers speak on competing in the Maui Channel Swim From Lanai to Maui.

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Why Don’t You Swim Anymore?

Why do so many swimmers stop going to the pool once their high school or collegiate careers are over? Six ways to reinvigorate your love for the sport.


FINA Cancels Next Marathon Swim World Series Stop in Puerto Rico

”Canceling was in the athletes’ best interests,” said FINA executive director Brent Nowicki. Limited time for Puerto Rico to prepare was a factor.


FINA Marathon Swim World Series 10km Races Come Down to Photo Finishes

The top finishers in both the men’s and women’s 10km races were separated by less than a second on the third leg of the FINA Marathon Swim World Series.

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Can Phelps Swim 100 Miles in the Ocean? A Look at Some Famous Open Water Swims

Rapper Young Thug’s tweet asking Michael Phelps if he could swim 100 miles in the ocean prompts a look at some of the most famous open water swims.


Marion Joffle Takes 20 Minutes off French Record for English Channel Crossing

Marion Jaffe lopped 20 minutes off the record for the fastest ever French woman across the English Channel over the weekend.