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Will Youth Or Age Be Served In Rio?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The average age of the first 10 female qualifiers for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is 25.9 years. Will American Haley Anderson turn [...]

Andreas Waschburger Getting Prepared

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Andreas Waschburger of Germany finished eighth in the 2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in London. And he wants to have another shot at standing on the Olympic podium in [...]

Stand Tall At Open Water Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The medal ceremonies at various events range from the race director handing out awards on the beach right after the last swimmer finishes to elaborate ceremonies with national anthems [...]

Preparing For The Olympics

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Maarten van der Weijden, the gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim from the Netherlands, prepared himself in thoughtful ways for his 2008 Olympic triumph. The 10 [...]

Christian Reichert Is On A Upwards Trajectory

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Christian Reichert won the 2015 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup for the first time in his career. It was a satisfying victory for the 30-year-old from SC Wiesbaden. [...]

The 2032 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Imagine 17 years from now. 5 Olympic quadrennials in the future. How will the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim be conducted? We can only imagine the possibilities... * each athlete [...]

The Internationalization Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The photo of Yasunari Hirai (silver medal from Japan), Allan Do Carmo (gold medal from Brazil) and Richard Weinberger (bronze medal from Canada) is illustrative of the internationalization of [...]

Third Time Is A Charm

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The city of Los Angeles has hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games, but only pool swimming events were contested in those Games. With Boston stepping down and [...]

How Close Is Close?

Photo and video of the finish of the men's 10 km Olympic 10K Marathon qualifying swim in Kazan, Russia is courtesy of Rai Sport, a race won by Jordan Wilimovsky. Watch the final sprint to [...]

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