Thomas Lurz

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…

  40 Comments

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.

  1 Comment

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…

  2 Comments

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…

  Comment First!

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…

  1 Comment

120 Attend Retirement Ceremony for German Great Thomas Lurz

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

  5 Comments

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.

  Comment First!

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.

  3 Comments

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…

  4 Comments

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…

  Comment First!

Manaudou, Hosszu, Rouwendaal and Lurz Win LEN Awards

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

  Comment First!

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.

  7 Comments

2014 Swammy Awards: Male Open Water Swimmer Of The Year Ferry Weertman

Considering that Weetman was the only swimmer to win multiple medals which included a gold, and two at that, it was fitting that he be named the 2014 Swammy Award recipient for the Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

  Comment First!

Dutchman Ferry Weertman Complete 10K Sweep

The Dutch are the early heroes of the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and on Thursday morning they picked…

  Comment First!

Alex Meyer tops Lurz at the Open Water Swimming Grand Prix

Alex Meyer (USA) took out the men’s race by the slimmest of margin, 27 hundredths of a second, ahead of German great Thomas Lurz. Meyer clocked a 1:55:10.63

  Comment First!

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!