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Passages: Honor Open Water Swimmer Herman Willemse Dies at 87

International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Herman Willemse of the Netherlands passed away July 7, 2021, at the age of 87. Herman Willemse - 2008 Honor Open Water Swimmer Born in Holland, Herman Willemse was always the swimmer to beat, the “rabbit” of the pack and the undisputed world’s greatest mar...

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Passages: Chad Hundeby, ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer Dies at 50

Chad Hundeby,  2012 ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer, died suddenly on Saturday, June 12, 2021; He was just 50 years old.  His brother Coleman said he suffered an apparent heart attack. The Open Water and Marathon Swimming community is in shock over the death of Hundeby but he certainly leaves a spect...

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THEMAGIC5 Signs 2-time U.S. Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky

Long distance/open-water specialist is first U.S. Olympic swimmer to rep custom-fit goggle brand LOS ANGELES, CA. – The CG Sports Company announced today that their client, 2-time U.S. Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky, has signed a multi-year deal with THEMAGIC5, the world’s first custom-fit goggle compan...

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Bold Swimming Means Gold at Doc Lucky’s Gold Medal Mile May 29

Gold Medal Mile: This local race is already being tagged internationally as “the other race that gives real gold medals. Orlando’s historic Lucky’s Lake-Swim host Dr. “Lucky” Meisenheimer is hosting the 3rd annual Lucky’s Lake Swim Golden Mile® open water race on May 29. “Our race will award real go...

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Miami Beach Celebrates Merle Liivand Day to Commemorate World Record

The City of Miami Beach declared April 17 Merle Liivand Day, celebrating the renowned open-water swimmer’s world record swim there. Liivand broke her world record that day by swimming 30 kilometers in a monofin off Miami Beach. The feat took nine hours and 19 minutes. View this post on Instagram ...

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Erica Sullivan, David Heron Win 10K Open Water National Titles

Erica Sullivan and David Heron took the 10K open water national titles on Friday morning in Fort Myers, Florida as this meet served as qualification for the open water national team status as the Olympic roster has already been selected from the placings at the 2019 World Championships. Results Sull...

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A Look at English Channel Crossing Speed Progressions

A Look at English Channel Crossing Speed Progressions The English Channel is the standard test for traditional marathon swimmers. As of the end of 2020, 2,157 individuals had completed the swim, compared to 5,788 who had summited Mount Everest. Many of the elite marathon racers (for example, those i...

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RCP Tiburon Mile Event Rescheduled For September or October 2022

In light of continued global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and guidance from local, state and federal authorities, it is with heavy hearts that the RCP Tiburon Mile has made the decision to postpone the 2021 RCP Tiburon event, originally scheduled for October 10, 2021. The health and safety of ...

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IWD: Marathon Swimming: Where Women Have Outperformed the Men

Marathon Swimming: Where Women Have Outperformed the Men Today, March 8, we celebrate International Women's Day. As a tribute to the women who have contributed to, grown and defined excellence in the sport, Swimming World will run several features throughout the day which celebrate some of the great...