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Viva Viola Valli

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Viola Valli is one of the most successful female open water swimmers in history who has yet to be recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. At [...]

20 Years Later, Fukuoka Will Only Get Better

Men's 5 km race at the 2001 FINA World Swimming Championships Women's 5 km race at the 2001 FINA World Swimming ChampionshipsCourtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in 2001 at the FINA World Championships [...]

31.1°C And Rising

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Qatar is among the seven countries preparing bids to host the FINA World Swimming Championships in either 2021 or 2023. Qatar was the host of FINA's 25m pool swimming [...]

FINA Taking It To The Edge – Part 2

This article is a continuation of the series about FINA's new minimum and maximum water temperature rules (read here). In discussions with FINA's Medical Delegate at the 2011 FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, the [...]

Commentary on 25K FINA World Championships

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The open water events at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China had everything - dramatic races, incredibly tactical racing, photo finishes and humble champions who gave credit [...]

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