Open Water

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…


Castaic Reads 69 Degrees, Wetsuits Won’t Be Allowed at OW Nats Today

The most recent water temperature measurement in Castaic Lake, according to SwimSwam’s Mike Lewis and USA Swimming, has shown 69 degrees Fahrenheit.


Brazilian Olympian Ana Marcela to Undergo Surgery

Brazilian Olympic open water swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha will be forced to take time out of her training schedule at the…

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Irish Husband-Wife Duo set North Channel Records in Same Month

Irish husband and wife set two new records within the same month, both swimming The North Channel

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Marathon Swimmer’s 93 Mile Trek Halted After 24 Hours in The Water

After a 30 mile swim through shark infested water in 2015, Kim Chambers fails to compete 93 mile marathon swim.


73-year old becomes the oldest person to cross the Tsugaru Strait

Toshio Tominaga of Japan has become the oldest person to ever swim across the Tsugaru Strait. The Tsugaru Strait is between…

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12-Year-Old’s 570 KM Swim Stirs Up Controversy

12-year old Shraddha Shukla’s 570 km (346 mi) swim has become controversial after a documentary-maker filmed her sitting in the boat more than swimming.


Van Rouwendaal Gives Dutch Their 1st Swimming Medal With Gold In 10 KM

Sharon Van Rouwendaal won gold in the women’s 10 KM event, the Netherlands’ first swimming medal of the Games.


Anastasia Krapivina out, Anna Olasz in for Rio OW 10K Race per FINA

Anna Olasz will now race in the open water 10K now that Anastasia Krapivina has been barred from the competition.

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Ashley Twichell and Ferry Weertman Win 10K’s at Open Water Festival

The Open Water Festival 10k race took place in Miromar Lakes, FL today, with some of the top domestic and…


FINA Institutes changes to Open Water Temp Rules – After Rio

FINA will not be changing their equipment rules before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but at their Bureau meeting in Budapest they did agree to make the necessary changes beginning in September.

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Cook Strait Record Swimming Attempt Comes Up Short

Bad weather forced British swimmers Danny Hanlon and Bernard Stone to abandon a relay attempt to cross New Zealand’s Cook Strait.

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Chinese Swimmer Dies in Open Water Competition in the Philippines

CNN Philippines and several other sources are reporting that a Chinese swimmer drowned on Friday in the International Cross Harbor Race.

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Swimmers Are Taking The #PlasticFreePledge To Keep Open Water Clean

“Swimmers are empowered and are in a position where they can truly make a difference. Water is their element and they can save it.”

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Twichell, Olympian Willimovsky Win Tide-Affected 2015 Tiburon Mile

Recap of the 2015 RCP Tiburon Mile held on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

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