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Perspectives On Officiating In Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Shelley Taylor-Smith discusses various perspectives about officiating in the sport of competitive open water swimming from the FINA World Championships to the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim. Copyright © 2016 [...]

Ryan Lochte Mimics Great Bodysurfers

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Controversy was stirred up and then quietly diffused when Ryan Lochte used an old body surfing technique during his 200m individual medley gold medal performance at the [...]

Ana Marcela Cunha Outlasts The Marathoners

Interview of Ana Marcela Cunha in Kazan at the FINA World Championships. Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha averaged a 1:15 pace per 100 meters in winning the 25 km FINA World Championships this year, a comfortable [...]

The Championships Trophy Scores

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Championships Trophy is given to the top open water swimming nation at the FINA World Championships. Scores are added up based on the top 12 finishers in the [...]

Germany Takes 5 km Team Pursuit Title

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Germany's Rob Muffels and Christian Reichert pulled their teammate Isabelle Härle) along to win the 2015 FINA World Championships 5 km team pursuit event in 55:14.4. How fast was [...]

Reach Up To Finish In The Open Water

Photos courtesy of Giorgio Scala of Deepbluemedia. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In order to finish a major international open water swimming race, athletes must reach up and touch the finish pontoon. The [...]

When And What Swimmers Know Best

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Competitive swimmers know. They know extraordinarily well. They truly have a feel for the water. Certainly much more so than any other land-based officials can ever appreciate. Competitive swimmers [...]

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