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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...

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Tips and Tricks to Help Swimmers Stay In Shape Without A Pool

The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously shaken up the world this past year. The Olympics got pushed back a year, various meet cuts were changed, and certain practices became difficult to get to. However, for some swimmers, the situation was even worse. Often times, when a high school swimmer's school di...

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Open Water History: 105 Years of Swimming Around Manhattan

Open Water History: 105 Years of Swimming Around Manhattan Swimming around the center of New York City (45.9km/28.5 miles) has long been a tradition for many swimmers, with hotly contested races between top swimmers also part of history. The challenge consists of strong tides, the flows of three riv...

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Harry Hauck: Polo Pirate of the Caribbean

Editor’s Note: erroneous reports out of Puerto Rico said that Harry Hauck, considered by most to be the grandfather of water polo on the island, had passed away after a lengthy illness. Swimming World inadvertently published an obituary to this effect. In fact, Coach Hauck is alive and—even though h...

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World Open Water Swimming Association Names 2020 WOWSA Award Winners

The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) on Tuesday announced its 2020 WOWSA Awards. The awards were bestowed in four categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Performance of the Year and Offering of the Year. In total, 59 nominees were presented from 27 countries. The winners were se...