Thomas Lurz

25K open water championship: Lurz and Grimaldi golden – Eva Fabian grabs bronze

Team USA’s Eva Fabian was the bronze medalist in today’s 25K open water swim at the World Championships in Barcelona. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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How’d you do that Thomas? Germany’s Open Water Swimming Legend Shares Perspective

Thomas Lurz is legend in open water swimming. He share a bit of insight into today’s team 5K win by the Germans. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Germany owns it: Takes team race by over a minute

The veteran Thomas Lurz helped take the Germans to the top of the podium in the 5K team pursuit. (file photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Wow that’s tight – Close finishes in Open Water Swimming

Open water swim races are very dynamic and several factors impact the close outcome of the race. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Day 3 Recap from the 2013 FINA World Championships

The defending Olympic champions from Croatia won their opening match in men’s water polo, though it was a much closer battle with the Americans. Ous Mellouli, featured photo, medals again in open water! (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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What was is like in there? Perspective from inside the men’s 10K open water swim in Barcelona

Kane Radford shares a bit of what it was like during the race at today’s 10K open water swim at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Gianniotis Redeems, Wins Men’s 10KM Race at World Championships

Above, second-place finisher Thomas Lurz of Germany handled the double the best, but a rested Gianniotis won gold in Barcelona. (File Photo: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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One Mom’s Perspective – A View from the stands

A unique perspective from Catherine Hedlin, mother of world championship 5K silver medalist Eric Hedlin. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Day 1 Highlights From 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships

We are a swimming site, and will primarily focus on the swimming events, but in an effort to address the…

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Tips from Trent: Navigating in Open Water Swimming

Navigational skills are a key component to open water swimming. Photo: Mike Lewis, OlaVistaPhotography.com

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Cozumel Open Water Swimming World Cup – Italy goes big, USA’s Fabian grabs silver

Team USA’s Fabian will be looking to capitalize on her silver medalist performance in Cozumel at next month’s USA Swimming Open Water National Championships. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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Big name start list – FINA 10K Open Water Swimming World Cup Cozumel Mexico

Canada’s Richard Weinberger and German’s Thomas Lurz will be competing at this weekend’s world cup stop in Mexico. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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Germans Soften their qualification standards for Barcelona

After having a successful campaign at the 2008 Olympics, winning two gold and bronze to finish fifth in the medal…

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Brunemann 2 for 2 in South America Wins Second FINA Open Water World Cup

Emily Brunemann at 2012 USA Swimming Open Water Championships. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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