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The world's most beautiful open water swim races

Whether it's incredible scenery, lagoon waters or balmy temperatures you're after, these race events are paradise for fans of open water swimming.
Open water swimming competitions might conjure up images of thrashing about in grey, rolling seas but there are a raft of events that combine aquatic prowess with incredible scenery and often balmy temperatures.

That’s not to say our bucket list of beautiful open water races are easy – there are still jellyfish, currents and the odd shark to keep watch for – but at least you get a drop dead gorgeous view while you’re pushing yourself to your limits.

Come on in, the water’s lovely…

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