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Hot, Happy Times In Brazil With Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With coach Ricardo Cintra, world champion Poliana Okimoto, coach Fernando Alves Possenti, world champion Ana Marcela Cunha, coach Kiko Klaser, FINA World Cup leader Allan Do Carmo, Diogo Andrade [...]

Ana Marcela Cunha Breaks Out Of Pack To Win

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In today's FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup event during the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean week in Roberval, Quebec, Canada, Brazilian world champion Ana Marcela Cunha continued [...]

Brazil Goes 1-2 Again, This Time In Setúbal Bay

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. From the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships to the last year's FINA World Championships and many domestic and international events sandwiched between, Ana Marcela Cunha and Poliana Okimoto [...]

Feeding The Open Water Swimmers

Photo courtesy of Dr. Jim Miller. Because of the strong winds and turbulence in the offshore waters of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the course was slightly modified and the feeding pontoons were discarded in a [...]

Martina Grimaldi Wins World Cup In Mexico

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In a breakaway lead pack of 11 competitive women familiar with one another, it was only Italy's Martina Grimaldi who could hold off the Brazilian onslaught of Poliana Okimoto [...]

Questions About Rio’s Olympic 10K Marathon Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Now that the qualification procedures and events have been formally decided by the International Olympic Committee (see here), we ponder the following questions: Course: 1. Will the course be [...]

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