Dave Thomas Is Charged Up On Open Water

Dave Thomas, Open Water Coordinator for USA Swimming in the 1990s, recollects a great story of the USA Swimming National 25 km Open Water Swimming Championships. "Our event host pulled out before the championships, so [...]

USA Swimming Plans For A Bright Future

At the United States Aquatics Sports Convention, administrators, coaches, and athletes from the different aquatic disciplines of pool swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, and masters swimming get together to discuss the [...]

The Man Behind The Voice Of USA Swimming

The ambiance of an open water swimming competition is always enhanced by both minor and major things. Sam Kendricks enhances an event both in minor and major ways. His authoritative voice eloquently booms over pool [...]

John Dussliere Stays In Combat

John Dussliere, the former USA Olympic Open Water Swimming Team coach from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, had taken an atypical career move. From the confines of a pool to the marathon distances of the open [...]

Don’t Cry For Me In Argentina Or Elsewhere

Although SwimSwam reported that funding was recently cut for the American open water swimming program and that American swimmers are angry and frustrated, we are certain that the future for the elite swimmers during the [...]

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