USA Swimming Makes International Open Water Competition Rosters OfficialJuly 10, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, July 10. IT took almost a month to make it official, but USA Swimming has released the names of swimmers that will represent the Stars and Stripes in August at three competitions around the world: Pan Pacific championships, junior Pan Pacific championships and junior open water world championships.
The top competition will be the 10K swim at the Pan Pacific cham...
Race Video: Becca Mann, Andrew Gemmell Win 10K Open Water National TitlesJune 26, 2014
CASTAIC LAKE, California, June 26. TWO weeks ago, USA Swimming crowned Becca Mann and Andrew Gemmell as the open water 10K national champions at Castaic Lake in California. Recently, the organization made full race video of each competition available via YouTube.
Men's 10K video
Women's 10K video
Original race recap by Jeff Commings
IN two race...
Masters Swimmer Chris Clarke Dies During Open Water RaceJune 24, 2014
CARMEL, Indiana, June 24. MASTERS swimmer Chris Clarke was a fixture on the pool and open water racing scene in Indiana, and on Sunday he was competing in the Indy Open Water Challenge in Indianapolis for a chance to add another win to an impressive list of accomplishments.
Clarke, 45, was pulled from the two-mile race at Eagle Creek Reservoir by medical personnel when officials noticed hi...
Y-Spartaquatics Wins South Carolina Open Water State ChampionshipsJune 18, 2014
CLEMSON, South Carolina, June 18. THIS past Saturday swimmers from across the southeast descended upon Lake Hartwell in northwestern South Carolina for the state's Open Water Championships. The meet included races of 5K, 3K, 1K, and .5K and was open to swimmers of all ages and did not exclude those from outside the state. However, the meet also included a team component where athletes 18...
Memorial Clocks Tick In Honor of Jim Doty at Doty Memorial Mile SwimJune 17, 2014
SOUTH BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17. ON Saturday, June 14, 2014, overcast, drizzly skies fortuitously perked up just before the start of the Third Annual James J. Doty Memorial Mile Swim held at the L Street Bathhouse (Curley Community Center) in South Boston. Fifty-one swimmers from as far away as Maryland and Maine came out for the event. Of those swimmers, 49 finished the entire 1-mile lo...
Video Interviews: Alex Meyer, Haley Anderson Win 5K Open Water National TitlesJune 15, 2014
CASTAIC LAKE, California, June 15. THIS afternoon, Alex Meyer and Haley Anderson pulled off victories in the 5K events at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in some exciting races.
In a photo finish, Alex Meyer got his hand on to the finish first ahead of Jordan Wilimovsky for the victory. He spoke with Swimming World's Griffin Scott about how close the race ...
Video Interview: Open Water 10K Champion Andrew Gemmell Did All The Little Things Right to WinJune 13, 2014
CASTAIC LAKE, California, June 13. TODAY, NCAP's Andrew Gemmell did what he needed to do today to win the U.S. 10K title and secure a spot on the Pan Pacific Championships team during an incredible swim at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships.
Swimming World's own Griffin Scott caught up with Gemmell after his impressive victory. Gemmell talks about how open water ...
Greenpeace Confirms Rio 2016 Olympic Venues are at Dangerous Levels of PollutionJune 13, 2014
Column by Steven V. Selthoffer, Chief European Columnist
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 13. GREENPEACE released two reports from their research laboratory that confirms contamination in Guanabara Bay of PCBs, DDT, HCH, metallic contaminants, particularly copper, lead and zinc, present at significant concentrations, combined with evidence of riverine input of mercury and zinc.
Becca Mann, Andrew Gemmell Win USA Swimming 10K National Titles, Lead Pan Pac Qualifying PackJune 13, 2014
CASTAIC LAKE, California, June 13. IN two races that swapped leaders throughout, Becca Mann and Andrew Gemmell each won the 10K U.S. open water national titles and will lead a talented U.S. squad in the event at the Pan Pacific championships.
After allowing Megan Rankin, Haley Anderson and others to lead in the early stages of the women's race, new North Baltimore Aquatic Club member ...
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Water Pollution at Dangerous Levels, Now on Greenpeace's RadarJune 11, 2014
Commentary by Steven V. Selthoffer, Chief European Columnist
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 11. IN a striking turn of events one day ago, Rio de Janiero Mayor Eduardo Paes said the clean-up for Guanabara Bay that will host the Olympic sailing competition won't be done in time. The bay clean-up was promised as a condition in the Rio 2016 Olympic bid book.
Simple. Move on. Next ...
Melissa Gorman, Chelsea Gubecka Will Battle For Spot on Aussie Pan Pac Open Water TeamJune 11, 2014
BELCONNEN, Australia, June 11. DUAL Olympian Melissa Gorman and World Championship representative Chelsea Gubecka will join a group of Australia's top open water swimmers taking part in a European Tour as race practise ahead of the 2014 Hancock Prospecting Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on the Gold Coast this August.
The swimmers will take part in the Italian Swimming Federation O...
Tragedy Strikes Great Chesapeake Bay SwimJune 9, 2014
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Maryland, June 9. ONE of the most popular open water events in the United States was dealt a major blow Sunday with the announcement of the death of competitor Robert Matysek.
According to a report by local TV station WBAL-TV, Matysek, 58, went into cardiac arrest about one mile into the 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Rescue crews pulled him from the water and tra...
USA Swimming Releases Open Water Nationals Start ListsJune 4, 2014
SANTA CLARITA, California, June 4. THE first members of the United States' team for the Pan Pacific championships will be selected next week at the open water nationals, to be held at Castaic Lake in southern California.
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USA Swimming: Low Water Levels At Castaic Lake Not Likely to Affect Open Water NationalsMay 16, 2014
SANTA CLARITA, California, May 16. A recent article from SCVNews.com reports that water levels at Castaic Lake, the site of June's USA Swimming open water nationals, are so low that public swimming is prohibited at the popular watering hole this summer.
A statewide drought in California is...
Swim Around Key West Set for June 14May 15, 2014
KEY WEST, Florida Keys, May 15. LONG-distance swimming enthusiasts are to compete in a 12.5-mile open-water swim Saturday, June 14, on a route that circumnavigates the island of Key West
Solo swimmers and relay teams of two to six people, with or without fins, are to compete in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West. Swimmers can check in at 7:30 a.m. and the race i...
Marshall, T2's Katie Kramer Becomes Youngest American Female To Complete Strait of Gibraltar SwimMay 11, 2014
STRAIGHT OF GIBRALTAR, May 11. KATIE Kramer, 21, became the youngest American woman to successfully swim the Strait of Gibraltar today.
Kramer, who swims for Marshall University and represents T2 Aquatics on the club circuit, finished the swim in 4 hours and 28 minutes accordin...
Construction Delays Cancel 2014 Edition of La Jolla Rough Water SwimMay 10, 2014
LA JOLLA, California, May 10. THE La Jolla Rough Water Swim will not be held this September, according to a report from the Daily News of Open Water Swimming.
This will mark the first time since 1959 that the event will not be held, and the fourth-ever cancellation of the event. This year, the cove is undergoing renovations that were scheduled to be finished before the September 7 event. ...