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What I Learned in the Open Water

A few years ago at the Santa Cruz Wharf the August sun was hot, the noise of hundreds swarming around me unbearable. The air smelled of neoprene and sunscreen. Tottering in the sand, I dodged bags of sports jelly beans, electrolyte powder, and the detritus of obsessive sports regimens. Groggy from my 4:30 alarm, I squeezed between amped triathletes yelling over 80s music, stretching their limbs in all directions.

2019 FINA Professional Marathon Swimming Circuit

There is one constant on the FINA professional marathon swimming circuit: change.
Races come and races go as the number and locations of the events change from year to year. 2019 will continue that trend.

Aruba Open Water Winter Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 07:00

For the winter championships we will be swimming the following events: 1-3-5 km

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

For the 3 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
12 – 13 years female-male
14 and older “ “

Aruba National (Open) Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 23 June, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The Aruba National (Open) championships are open for all nationalities but only Aruba nationals (Official (censo) registered Aruba residents) are eligible for the title of National Champion. The first Aruba National in each age category will be official National Champion.

Himno y Bandera Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 24 March, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The 5km will be a CCCAN (3-5 July) qualifying event for males and females in the age group 12-13, 14-17, 18&over

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

Betico Croes Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 27 January, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The 5km will be a CARIFTA qualifying event for males and females in the age group 14-15 and 15-16 years

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

2019 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women

The World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women is an annual list of audacious women who have performed courageously well in open bodies of water as published by World Open Water Swimming Association.

The 2019 list only includes contemporary aquatic adventurers and focuses on women who do extreme swims or pioneer unprecedented open water swims of note.

2019 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men

The World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men is an annual list of audacious men who have performed courageously well in open bodies of water as published by World Open Water Swimming Association.

The 2019 list only includes contemporary aquatic adventurers and focuses on men who do extreme swims or pioneer unprecedented open water swims of note.

Ferry Weertman, 2018 FINA Male Open Water Swimmer

Olympic and world champion Ferry Weertman won the FINA Male Open Water Swimmer 2018 Award as a result of outstanding performances at the LEN Championships in Scotland's Loch Lomondand winning the 2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series. 

REDUCE INFLAMMATION, INCREASE LIBIDO WITH COLD WATER SWIMMING

New Year’s Day typically brings about the Polar Bear Plunge tradition, where swimmers around the world venture into cold bodies of water for a brief period of time, often with the purpose of donating money to charity. One of the longest-running events of this type is the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s New Year’s Day Plunge, hosted in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island in New York since 1903.

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