The Most Unique Married Couple, Blaum And Nuñez

The Most Unique Married Couple, Blaum And Nuñez Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In preparation for the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuit, Argentina's Damián Blaum train between 80,000 and 90,000 meters [...]

FINA Formally Approves 31°C Rule

FINA formally passed its 31°C (87.8ºF) maximum water temperature rule in Barcelona, Spain this week. Researched by the University of Otago in New Zealand, accepted by the International Olympic Committee and International Triathlon Union, endorsed [...]

FINA To Fix Maximum Water Temperature At 31°C

FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione presented his report to the FINA Bureau in advance of the upcoming FINA World Championships. Among his topics to the decision-making FINA Bureau, FINA established that the maximum temperature [...]

An Exercise In Open Water Swimming Democracy

The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation was an example of democracy where dozens of swimmers from dozens of countries, speaking different languages with different lifestyles and cultural backgrounds, got together annually to discuss and debate [...]

Different Reactions To Jellyfish Stings

“Oh s**t!” “Not bad; I can take those stings.” “It feels like a branding iron pressed into the flesh.” “They felt like little pin pricks.” “Never had I felt such pain in my life.” “It’s [...]

Taping Down Swim Caps In The Open Water

Several professional marathon swimmers use waterproof masking tape of some kind to help hold down their swim caps during the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit and the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup [...]

FINA Open Water Swimming Athletes Of The Year

FINA announced its Athletes of the Year for 2012. Based on a vote of its 202 National Member Federations, media representatives and aquatic experts, the FINA Open Water Swimming Athletes of 2012 are, not surprisingly, [...]

How Cold Can It Go? FINA Races In Cold Water

"What is the water temperature?" is one of the most common questions asked before an open water competition. The venues for FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup events, FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix events, [...]

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