Thomas Lurz

2023 Swammy Awards: Open Water Male Swimmer of the Year – Florian Wellbrock

Florian Wellbrock of Germany is the 2023 Swammy Award winner for the Open Water Male Swimmer of the Year, as he swept both the 5k and 10k in Fukuoka.


Arena Partner Oceanman 2022 Per Promuovere Il Nuoto In Acque Libere

arena annuncia la sua partnership con il circuito OCEANMAN uno dei circuiti globali più importanti per il nuoto in acque libere

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German OW National Coach Lurz Resigns After Allegations of Sexual Assault

Stefan Lurz resigned from his position as the German national open water coach on Friday following allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and bullying.

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The Myth of Triathlon Swimming: Swimming is Swimming

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…


Greek Open Water Star Spyridon Gianniotis Spotlight of New FINA Video

Open Water Olympian Spyridon Gianniotis’ hopes for the Rio Olympic Games are outlined in a newly released video by FINA.

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Swim legends Gross, van Almsick swam a relay at German Ball of Sports

  The 46th “Ball of Sports” was held in Wiesbaden, Germany, on February 6th. For the first time, Germany’s Federal…


Schwimm-Legenden Gross, van Almsick schwimmen Staffel: Fotogalerie

    Der 46. Ball des Sports fand am 6. Februar in Wiesbaden statt. Geadelt wurde die Veranstaltung durch den…

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Schwimm-Legenden Gross, van Almsick schwimmen Staffel, Ball des Sports

Am 6. Februar fand in der Bilfinger-Ball-Arena, die vor dem Kurhaus in Wiesbaden speziell errichtet wurde, der Ball des Sports…

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120 Attend Retirement Ceremony for German Great Thomas Lurz

Thomas Lurz got a final sendoff to retirement on Sunday in Germany.


Germany Releases 2015 FINA World Champs Roster

Franziska Hentke, the #1 200 butterflier in the world right now, leads the German women’s World Championships roster.

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German Open Water Superstar Thomas Lurz Announces Retirement

On the eve of the Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Cozumel, Mexico, the most-decorated German distance swimmer of all time has announced his retirement.


Bruni (ITA) and Reymond (FRA) dominate in Controversial Abu Dhabi race

The 2015 FINA World Cup race in Abu Dhabi was the circuit’s first return to the United Arab Emirates since…


German Swimmers Receive Sports Aid Foundation Funding

According to the German news outlet Swim Sport News, three swimmers have been named among the 22 new athletes added…

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Manaudou, Hosszu, Rouwendaal and Lurz Win LEN Awards

Earlier this morning LEN announced their swimmer of the year awards…

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2016 Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier Returning to Setubal, Portugal

Ous Mellouli (above), the defending Olympic champion in the 10km marathon swim, had to come through the last-chance Olympic qualifier meet to get his shot at gold in 2012.