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Chloe McCardel Ties Record with 43rd English Channel Crossing

Chloe McCardel Ties Record with 43rd English Channel Crossing Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel has tied the all-time record for successful crossings of the English with her 43rd on Thursday. It’s her second of the season, and she will chase sole possession of the record by attempting her ...

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Being a Newbie to Open Water Swimming

Being a Newbie to Open Water Swimming By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern About to run headfirst into your first open water race? Don’t know how to transition from the pool to the ocean or a lake? Let my firsthand experience and lessons learned guide you. This summer, I trained for and c...

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Australian Chloe McCardel Chases Record 44th English Channel Crossing

Australian Chloe McCardel Chases Record 44th English Channel Crossing Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel will pursue a world record 44th crossing of the English Channel over the next month. McCardel has made the 34-kilometer crossing of the Channel on 41 occasions. That is more than any man ...

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Weather Forces Elizabeth Beisel to Postpone Block Island Swim Attempt

Weather Forces Elizabeth Beisel to Postpone Block Island Swim Attempt Elizabeth Beisel announced on Tuesday that Thursday’s scheduled attempted swim to Block Island has been postponed. Beisel made the announcement on her Instagram page. The 29-year-old veteran of three Olympics cited adverse weather...

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Olympian Nida Eliz Ustundag Wins 2021 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race

Olympian Nida Eliz Ustundag Wins 2021 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race Nida Eliz Ustundag, a 2016 Turkish Olympian, and Polat Uzer Tunali won the women’s and men’s editions of the 33rd annual Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on Saturday. The event, which has taken place annually since 1989,...

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FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series to Start Saturday in North Macedonia

FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series to Start Saturday in North Macedonia Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia will host the first installment of the 2021 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series this Saturday. The 25-kilometer race is set to begin at noon local time. It’s the first stop on the UltraMarathon circuit, with...