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FINIS To Support German Swimming Federation

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With Merle Liivand, an Estonian pool and open water swimmer, and Alexander Studzinski, a long-time professional marathon swimmer, modeling the colorful swimwear of Deutscher Schwimmverband, FINIS announced it became [...]

Swimming Sane, Merle’s Motivation

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. FINIS Ambassador and Estonian open water swimmer Merle Liivand will take part in the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) World Championships is taking place in Sarasota, Florida this [...]

Merle Liivand Wins Swim Miami 1-Mile Again

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Estonia's Merle Liivand attempted to qualify for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim to compete in Rio de Janeiro, but she found her way to Rio nevertheless. After running a [...]

Cover Girl Crazy

Courtesy of Merle Liivand, Swimera, Estonia. Many open water swimmers have to balance their work, family and training in a carefully maintained schedule that would exhaust most people. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko and Antonio Argüelles are [...]

Merle Liivand Wins Swim Miami Mile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swim Miami Beach came to North Beach in Miami, Florida for a day of fitness, family and fun - and lots of rough water conditions. "A special thank you [...]

The Long And Short Of A First-time 10K Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Merle Liivand has been a competitive pool swimmer, training in pools all her life. The personable CEO of SWIMERA is a elite breaststroker focused on breakouts, technique, pool drills, [...]