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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...

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WOWSA Ocean Fest Starts Friday, October 4-6; Register Now

The World Open Water Swim Association is offering an exciting weekend of activities in Redondo Beach, California at the Seaside Lagoon. General Admission tickets include 2 days of activities, amazing speakers, a beer garden, vendors, food and the ultimate kid zone! The Workshops, Hawaiian Luau Dinne...

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Grand Valley State Men, Rice Women Win CSCAA Open Water Titles

Moritz Bartels of Grand Valley State University and Taylor Pike of Texas A&M captured individual titles while Rice University and Grand Valley won team titles at the College Swimming Coaches Association of America — CSCAA Open Water Championship — at Lone Star Lake in Lawrence, Kansas. The top ...