The Welcomed Agony Of Open Water Swimming`

When we hear ice swimmers, channel swimmers, marathon swimmers and professional swimmers talk about the pain and agony of open water swimming, we ponder how unique and inspirational these athletes are. Ashley Twichell says, [...]

10 Open Water Swims In 7 Days In Mallorca

Teresa Planas and Matthew O'Connor announced the BEST FEST, their second annual open water swimming extravaganza in May 2014 in Colònia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca. The BEST FEST is a 7-day, 10-event open water swimming [...]

When Friends Fight In The Open Water

There are usually no more than 256 athletes who compete at the international level in the professional marathon swimming world. It is a small niche in the overall open water swimming. So naturally the athletes [...]

British Tune-up In Eilat LEN Cup In Israel

The European Open Water Swimming Cup in Eilat will showcase some great mid-season racing this weekend. While Germany will send its younger team, the British and Russians will be sending their top guns to Israel [...]

Stiff Competition In Domestic Open Waters

With only 25 berths available in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, there are domestic battles before elite athletes can face their international rivals. Back before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the competitive rivalry between the Mexican [...]

Oh The British Are Good

Great Britain is on a role. It has a number of elite superstars that belie its relatively small domestic swimming population (Rebecca Adlington in the pool, Keri-Anne Payne, Cassandra Patten and David Davies in both [...]

30 Days Until The Midmar Mile

The 2011 aQuelle Midmar Mile will take place at the picturesque Midmar Dam in the Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands on February 12th and 13th - and it is shaping up to be the largest and [...]

Olympians Heading To The Midmar Mile

Similar to last year when 13 Olympians competed in the world's largest open water race, the Midmar Mile, Olympic medalists are starting to announce their participation in the South Africa classic.Swimming World Magazine's World Open [...]

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