Open Water

LEN Awards Medals from 25k Open Water Race at Euros, Forms New Technical Committee

Three months after the 25k open water competition was canceled mid-race at the European Championships, LEN is awarding medals following an investigation. 

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FINA Announces 2023 Open Water Tour Schedule

The FINA Open Water Tour will feature six events, with the annual series complementing open water swimming at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka.

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2017-2018 U.S. National Team Member Cathryn Salladin Announces Medical Retirement

Current redshirt senior at Rutgers and former National Team member Cathryn Salladin has announced her medical retirement.

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Paltrinieri, Gubecka Win Final Leg of FINA Marathon World Series In Eilat

Paltrinieri’s win moved him into a tie for the overall series title with Kristof Rasovszky, while Ana Marcela Cunha emerges as the women’s series winner.

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Olympic Roundup: IOC Shifts Tone on Russian Sanctions After Recent Annexation

“The reasons for the sanctions as well as for the protective measures still exist: this is not the time to change any of our sanctions…” Thomas Bach said.

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Tips For Open Water Swimming In The Winter from Olympic Medalist Keri-anne Payne

If you’re hoping to swim throughout the coldest months of the year, open water Olympian and dryrobe® Ambassador Keri-anne Payne is here to help.

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Former Irish Rugby Star Rosie Foley Completes Open Water Triple Crown

Rosie Foley, racing in honor of her late brother, is just the second Irish woman to complete open water swimming’s Triple Crown.


2023 Australian Open Water Championships Head West

Elite swimming is set for a return to Western Australia with the iconic Busselton Jetty to be centre stage for the 2023 Australian Open Water Championships.

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Inside The Beautiful Mind of Alex Kostich

Kostich, 52, recently placed second in the Double Waikiki Rough Water Swim, a 7000-meter swim from San Souci Beach to Ala Wai Channel and back.


Katie Grimes, Brennan Gravley Win 2022 U.S. Open Water Swimmer of the Year Awards

USA Swimming announced Katie Grimes and Brennan Gravley as the Open Water Swimmers of the Year winners at the Annual Business Meeting.


WR-Holder Sarah Thomas Explains What Actually Goes into Swimming 100 Miles

SwimSwam sat down with Sarah Thomas, the world record-holder for the longest continuous swim done in current-neutral conditions (104.6 miles).


Ross Edgley Breaks Record For Longest Swim in Loch Ness With 49 Mile Outing

36-year-old Ross Edgley swam continuously for 52 hours and 39 minutes, setting the record for longest swim in Loch Ness at 49 miles.


LEN Open Water Cup, Leg 6 Preview: Who Closes The Season On A High?

2016 Olympic bronze medallist Marc-Antoine Olivier is among the favorites in a stacked men’s field that also features German Rob Muffels.

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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.