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USA Swimming Releases Open Water Guidelines

USA Swimming has released guidelines for open water swimming as swimmers start to use different training options with pools in many states still closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many swimmers are using open water as an alternative to get back in the water. That means some swimmers who are no...

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28th Annual Flowers Sea Swim Tentatively Postponed Until October

The 28th annual one mile Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands, which was originally scheduled for June 13, has been pushed back to October 1 - 5, 2020. The organization sent out a letter to members regarding the tentative dates. The shift to October is in hopes that it will be safe by then to cond...

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In Search Of A Silver Lining for Open Water Swimmers In Trying Times

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Micha Shaw won the USA Swimming national open water swimming championships in 2008, qualifying for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualification race. She upset eventual two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton and a number of other top American swimming stars in...

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Chad Ho Chases 8th Midmar Mile Title As Prep For Tokyo 2020 Tilt

Chad Ho targets and eighth Midmar crown Thanks to Karien Jonckheere for helping to compile our Midmar Mile reports Local hero Chad Ho, the former World 5km champion and Olympic marathon swimmer from KwaZulu-Natal, will be chasing an elusive eighth title when he takes on a strong international field ...

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Ocean Swim Fiji Returns for Another Ultimate Swimcation!

After two sell-out years Ocean Swim Fiji is back on 24-28 August 2020! This truly unique event is the perfect balance of ocean swims in stunning locations, flat-out relaxation, classic Fijian hospitality, exclusive social events and the chance to hone your skills with our special guest and Australia...

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FINA Marathon Swim World Series Announces 2020 Schedule

As open water swimming moves toward the Olympic year, FINA has announced the calendar for the 2020 edition of the FINA Marathon Swim World Series, which includes an 11-leg competition, taking place between February and October. The FINA Marathon Swim World Series will open on February 8, in Rosario,...

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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...