Swimming Like Olympians In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the difference between the racing tactics and mindset used at the highest levels (Olympic athletes and professional swimmers) and amateur open water competitors? Nothing, in our opinion. [...]

Men’s World Championship 5 km Start List

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships will kick-off in the Kazanka River in Kazan, Russia on Saturday morning. The championships will have fireworks from the very first event, the [...]

Thomas Lurz Retires As A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Few open water swimmers have carried themselves with a competitive fire and dignity as Thomas Lurz did throughout his career. The two-time Olympic medalist announced his retirement today in [...]

Thomas Lurz Going For Gold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Thomas Lurz is on the rise. He won the bronze medal in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won the silver medal at the [...]

Team Brazil Is Making Waves

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Team Brazil was very impressive in Chun'an, China at last weekend's second-to-last stop on the 2014 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup. Of the 93 swimmers (48 men and [...]

Swimming World Open Water Swimmers of the Year

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimming World Magazine annually gives its award to the Open Water Swimmers of the Year. Larisa Ilchenko was received the recognition three times while Thomas Lurz of Germany [shown [...]

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