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2022's Open Water Highlights: Florian Wellbrock Shines Beyond the Pool

2022's Open Water Highlights: Florian Wellbrock Shines Beyond the Pool As open water swimming continues to grow and return to normalcy after the pandemic, there have been plenty of exciting stories. Here is a look at some of the best and most interesting open water moments during 2022. WORLD CHAMPIO...

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FINA Open Water Tour 2023 Announces Six Stops in 17th Season

FINA Open Water Tour 2023 Announces Six Stops in 17th Season The FINA Open Water Tour 2023 released dates on Thursday for its events next season, the 17th iteration of the global series. The six dates are in addition to the FINA World Championships next summer in Fukuoka, Japan. The tour will have t...

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Ice Swimming: The Coolest Sport Around (Videos)

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming is a cool activity, right? For many the image of paradise is being surrounded by a cloud of sunscreen while lazing by the ocean or pool before slipping into the water to escape the sweltering heat. However, competitive swimmers are very in-to...

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Taking On the S.C.A.R. Challenge: A Difficult Task To Complete

Taking On the S.C.A.R. Challenge: A Major Open-Water Demand Many marathon swimmers look for new and unusual challenges. One of the very different challenges is S.C.A.R., which is four marathon swims in four days. This event is held in the Southwestern desert of the United States in the Salt River ne...

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Petition Started to Protest FINA’s Removal of 25km Race from Worlds

Petition Started to Protest FINA’s Removal of 25km Race from Worlds A petition has stated online in response to FINA’s decision last month to remove the 25-kilometer swim from the 2023 World Championships. The effort is being led by the account Openwater Media. It has drawn more than 1,000 signature...

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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...