Swimming Australia Names Ron McKeon National Open Water Coach, Performance ManagerFebruary 26, 2014
BELCONNEN, Australia, February 26. SWIMMING Australia is pleased to announce former Australian Swim Team member and current high performance coach Ron McKeon as the new National Open Water Coach and Performance Manager.
With over 30 years of professional experience working across swimming and Surf Life Saving in Australia, McKeon has a wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver Swimmin...
Pilar Geijo Takes Home 88K Argentina Leg of FINA Open Water Swimming Grand PrixFebruary 10, 2014
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 10. A total 25 swimmers from 11 countries took the plunge in?the second and longest leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014, organised in Hernandarias-Parana (ARG) on February 9.
Home favourite Pilar Geijo turned the 88km demanding effort in a class of her own, winning the?women's event with a comfortable margin in 9h27m28s. The standout swi...
Ashley Twichell, Chad Ho Repeat As Midmar Mile ChampionsFebruary 9, 2014
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, February 9. WITH 15,000 athletes lining up on the shores of the Midmar Dam, the annual Midmar Mile has become the largest open water swimming race in the world, and the 2014 edition featured Ashley Twichell and Chad Ho repeating as overall champions.
As was the case last year, Twichell had a race on her hands with Britain's Kerri-Anne Payne, but pulled ...
Jarrod Poort Has Strong Swim As Part of Swim The Swan Aquatic Super Series EventFebruary 3, 2014
PERTH, Australia, February 3. AS the sun began to rise over the Swan River in Perth, hundreds of open water swimmers gathered at the Barrack Street Jetty, ready to take to the river for the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Swim the Swan challenge.
With over $100,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs and the 10km elite race doubling as the Australian Championships and a selection...
Poliana Okimoto, Thomas Allen Win Opening Leg of 2014 FINA 10K World CupFebruary 3, 2014
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 3. THE opening leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 saw Brazil's Poliana Okimoto and British Thomas Allen take top honours in front of 7,000 spectators in Viedma, Argentina, on February 1. A total 59 competitors (27 women and 32 men) from 12 countries took the departure.
In the 57km Grand Prix race between Santa Fe and Coronda held on F...
Video Highlights of GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub Open Water SwimJanuary 14, 2014
LORNE, Australia, January 14. THIS past weekend, volunteers from the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club organized the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub open water swim. The swim, hailed by meet organizers as the largest open water swim in the world, has been around for more than 30 years.
The weekend-long event includes the Lorne Mountain to Surf 8K run the previous day, as well as the Yoga Challenge, wh...
Kane Radford Doubles Up at State New Zealand Open Water ChampionshipsJanuary 12, 2014
TAUPO, New Zealand, January 12. WORLD championship representative Kane Radford won his second Oceania and national titles at the State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo today.
Radford, who comfortably won the 10km yesterday, had a tight battle in today's 5km race before out-touching the Japanese open water champion Yasunari Hirai for the victory.
The Japan swimmer made ...
Kane Radford Claims Third Straight Win at State New Zealand Open Water ChampionshipsJanuary 11, 2014
TAUPO, New Zealand, January 11. ROTORUA swimmer Kane Radford showed his class in winning his third straight victory at the State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo today.
Radford was close to the lead throughout the 10km event which also doubled as the Oceania Championships. He broke away on the final lap for the victory in 1:58:12 from Japanese champion Yusunari Hirai and Austr...
Open Water Community Gets Official Rules to Govern Marathon SwimsJanuary 6, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 6. THOUGH open water swimming has been exploding in popularity for the past few years, no stringent rules or guidelines have existed to fundamentally determine what constitutes a fair and legal marathon swim. The rules for the English Channel have become the de facto policies for every open water swim around the world, but a panel today has created an offici...
Castaic Lake to Host 2014 USA Swimming Open Water NationalsJanuary 1, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, January 1. USA Swimming has shifted the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships to California's Castaic Lake on June 13 and 15, 2014, the organization announced today.
Originally slated for Wrightsville Beach, N.C., 2014 Open Water Nationals was relocated due to local safety officials' concerns regarding anticipated tidal changes on the sc...