The Daily News of Open Water Swimming staff always smiles when we hear someone say, “The season is almost over…” or “The season will soon begin…”

While this may be true among a specific local community, in the open water world, the season is ALWAYS on. Somewhere year-round, it is ALWAYS the season for open water swimming, whether it is in the Southern Hemisphere or Northern Hemisphere or in the tropics.

And as swimmers become more and more adventurous and acclimatized to colder and colder water temperatures, the season has even extended itself at the local levels year-round from the traditional early spring to late fall season mentality.

If we acknowledge the open water swimming season as year-long – as it truly is – then we can begin to understand how truly large our sport and our global community are.

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