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Extraordinary Swim Year Concludes with Barbados Open Water Festival

It’s been a landmark year for open water swimming in Barbados. The Barbados Aquatic Sports Association (BASA) successfully hosted two major regional meets both with open water swimming races, a local charity took to the sea to raise funds through a well subscribed open water relay race and most rece...

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Cunha & Guidi Win 5K Races In Hot Waters Of Controversy At Beach Games

Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha and Italy's Marcello Guidi won the 5K open water races at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees World Beach Games in Qatar. The races started before 6 a.m. in Katara Beach as Guidi won the men's race at 55:21 ahead of Russia's Denis Adeev (55:26) and Ger...

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Canada Open Water Team Pulls Out of World Beach Games

Due to extreme water temperatures in Doha, Qatar, Team Canada has decided not to allow Canadian athletes to compete in the 5K open water swimming races at the ANOC World Beach Games. U.S. swimmers pulled out of the race earlier this week. Ahead of the races set for early Sunday morning, Swimming Can...

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WOWSA Ocean Fest Starts Friday, October 4-6; Register Now

The World Open Water Swim Association is offering an exciting weekend of activities in Redondo Beach, California at the Seaside Lagoon. General Admission tickets include 2 days of activities, amazing speakers, a beer garden, vendors, food and the ultimate kid zone! The Workshops, Hawaiian Luau Dinne...

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Grand Valley State Men, Rice Women Win CSCAA Open Water Titles

Moritz Bartels of Grand Valley State University and Taylor Pike of Texas A&M captured individual titles while Rice University and Grand Valley won team titles at the College Swimming Coaches Association of America — CSCAA Open Water Championship — at Lone Star Lake in Lawrence, Kansas. The top ...

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Special Olympics Promote Inclusion With Unified Partners

By Molly Griswold, Swimming World College Intern. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” -JK Rowling Division can occur both within and between sports teams due to a variety factors. Unification, however, plays a vital role in success for all sports, including swi...

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“Super” Star Power for the 2019 Barbados Open Water Festival

Jaimie Monahan and Cameron Bellamy, both superstars of the open water swimming world will attend the 8th annual Barbados Open Water Festival to be hosted in Carlisle Bay in November.  Jaimie Monahan renowned ultra-marathon and ice swimmer will make her first appearance at the Festival.  The New York...

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Ice Swimming: The Coolest Sport Around

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming is a cool summer activity, right? For many the image of paradise is being surrounded by a cloud of sunscreen while lazing by the ocean or pool before slipping into the water to escape the sweltering heat. However, competitive swimmers are ver...

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Pan American Games: Ecuador, Brazil Get Two Top-Five 10K Finishes

The open water competition in the 2019 Pan American Games began with the 10K race from Peru. Ecuador shined with two top-five finishes, including the gold medal. Ecuador’s Esteban Enderica claimed victory in the men’s 10K. He finished in 1:53.46.7 to hold off the field by more than 13 seconds. Argen...

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2019 FINA World Championships: Kristof Rasovszky Wins 5K Gold

The swimming portion of the 2019 FINA World Championships opened with the open water men’s 5K. Hungary’s Kristof Rasovzky earned the gold medal with a swim of 53.22.10 to finish 10 seconds ahead of the rest of the field by 10 seconds for a dominating victory to open the World Championships on Saturd...