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Former Irish Rugby Star Rosie Foley Completes Swimming Triple Crown

Former Irish Rugby Star Rosie Foley Complete Swimming Triple Crown Rosie Foley, a former Irish international rugby player, completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, in memory of her late brother. Foley is just the third Irish swimmer to complete open water’s three most decorated swims. The ...

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FINA Removes 25K Open Water Event from 2023 World Championships

FINA has removed the 25K open water race from the lineup to the upcoming 2023 World Championships. The world governing body of swimming released a letter to member federations detailing the decision on Thursday. According to the letter, the FINA Bureau, following consultation with various stakeholde...

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The Wild Nature Of Open Water Starts and Finishes

The Wild Nature Of Open Water Starts and Finishes The sport of open water swimming takes several forms. We’ll divide this discussion into three categories: FINA Circuit; Amateur races; and solo swims. Each have their own required starts and finishes. The FINA Circuit for Elite Racers What: Olympics;...

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What is SIPE And Why Should Open Water Swimmers Care?

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern.  When people think of going for a swim, they typically picture diving into a 25-meter chlorinated pool instead of a vast expanse of open water. While the former type of swimming is highly publicized, the latter has a niche of its own. Open water swimm...

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Swim Across America Sponsoring Rhode Island Open Water Swim

Rhode Island residents will be making a big splash on Saturday, September 10, at the 13th annual Swim Across America Rhode Island open water swim. This swim raises funds for crucial cancer research for the swim’s local beneficiary Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, which focuses on supporting...

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Passages: Brenda Fisher, Famed English Channel Swimming Pioneer, 95

Passages: Brenda Fisher, Famed English Channel Swimming Pioneer, 95 Brenda Fisher, who gained international renown in the 1950s for crossing the English Channel, died on Aug. 2. She was 95 years old. She suffered from complications of a stroke. In 1951, the 23-year-old won the Channel Race, crossing...

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Wild Bill Swim and Paddle Challenge to Honor Late Dr. Bill Yorzyk

Wild Bill Swim and Paddle Challenge to Honor Late Dr. Bill Yorzyk The family of late Olympic gold medalist Bill Yorzyk has created the the inaugural Wild Bill Swim and Paddle Challenge this summer, benefitting clean water causes in his native Massachusetts. The event will be held on Aug. 7 in Massac...