907 in 2015 and later

226 past in 2015 (updated 14-05-'15)

For the organizers of events and other interested parties

January 2014 - We have been publishing this website for 6 years now.
We agree that our hobby got a little out of hand. It started with the idea to remove the non-Dutch content from our Dutch Openwater site http://noww.nl . (That site has been online since August 1998, which makes it the oldest Dutch Swimming website.)
Some users there complained - in a nice way - that the Dutch content got snowed under by the international content.

race report: 2# Marnaton eDreams, Barcelona

Some 1,000 swimmers come together at the II Marnaton eDreams Barcelona to inaugurate the open water season.

The competition, promoted by the Club Natació Barcelona and MARNATON eDreams, comprises an individual female challenge (2km), an individual male challenge (2km), a relay challenge (8x500m) and a KIDS challenge.
The II MARNATON eDreams Barcelona is the first of four open sea swimming challenges that form the MARNATON eDreams Cup.

Oceanman Palamos registers over 450 participants

18 different nationalities represented at the top international event on the Costa Brava

Next May 24, Palamós is getting ready to host the second competition of the Oceanman swim series. 9 days before the end of the registrations, the organizers estimate to reach the top limit of 500 participants for its second running. The highlight of this edition is the participation of such star swimmers as national Spanish open water champion Héctor Ruiz and the current subchampion of the discipline Adrían González. Rafa Cabanillas, who hit the world record at 1500 in Master’s category, will also make his appearance in Palamós. ELITE category features two outstanding Italian swimmers, Nicola Baldella and Lucrezia Casu.

race report 1# Iguana Open Water Swim, Porto Mari Beach, Curaçao

Since 2010 Curacao is an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It’s located in the Southern part of the Caribbean in between the islands Aruba and Bonaire. Although the location is perfectly for Open Water swimming until recently there wasn’t much more than an annual “Swim for the Roses” charity swim organized.

On Saturday the 9th of May the ‘Federation Aquatiko Korsou’(FAK) organized an official international 5K in the Bay of Porto Marie. Although the weather has been rough all week, with wind forces up to 30kts, the bay provided enough shelter to continue the race. A 1K racetrack was setup .

4# Trofeo Naviglio Grande, Abbiategrasso -> Milan, Italy

Saturday, 12 September, 2015 - 10:00


Luogo e Data:

Abbiategrasso - Gaggiano – Milano, Sabato 12 Settembre 2015

Gare e Distanze

21 Km Abbiategrasso – Milano/Darsena (A favore di corrente)
14 Km Gaggiano – Milano/Darsena (A favore di corrente)
2,750 Km. Milano (Canottieri Olona) – Milano/Darsena (A favore corrente)

30# Travessia badia de Lloret de Mar, Girona, Spain

Sunday, 19 July, 2015 - 10:00


Ja tenim aquí una nova edició, la 30a!!! ja de la nostra Travessia. El format serà igual que en l’anterior edició amb dos recorreguts:

1.200m pels més experts amb premis per als primers de la general i per 1r, 2n i 3r de 8 categories, tant en categoria masculina com femenina.

450m  popular i pels més petits amb premis per als primers de la general, al més petit i al més gran, també en categoria femenina i masculina.

German Open Water Superstar Thomas Lurz Announces Retirement

On the eve of the Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Cozumel, Mexico, the most-decorated German distance swimmer of all time has decided to call it quits; Thomas Lurz of SV Würzburg 05 sports club told the Main Post he would be stepping away from the sport. Lurz was named the FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year in both 2013 and 2011 and the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Swimmer of the Year in 2011, 2009, 2006, and 2005.

In December, Lurz said that he would finish his career in the Rio Olympic Games, but in his words, that timetable got moved up after he “”realized that (he) can no longer meet (his) high expectations.”

Altea positions itself as an European Capital of Open Water Swimming

International open water championship Oceanman united more than 1500 people for a weekend of sport, competitive spirit and leisure

Last April 25-26 athletes from all over the world came to Altea to compete in the first swim of the Oceanman championship. Faithful to its nature, it was truly an international event with representatives from 12 different countries, building up to a solid 20% of the total number of participants.

Netherlands triumph in Cozumel

Elite international open water swimmers raced 15 km on April 25 in Cozumel (MEX) for the second meet of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2015.

Sharon Van Roundwendaal and Ferry Weertman from the Netherlands captured gold rounding up respectively in the women’s (3h03m56s) and in the men’s (2h48m23s) races, their first victory in the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix.