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World Championship

USA Swimming Announces Open Water Team for FINA World Championships

Ten open water swimmers have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Championships this summer, USA Swimming announced today.

The roster includes two-time Olympian Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif./Trojan Swim Club) and 2016 Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Team Santa Monica), who became the first American to qualify for the same Olympic Games in both an open water and pool event. 2012 Olympian Andrew Gemmell (Wilmington, Del./Nation’s Capital Swim Club) is also on the team.

Jack McLoughlin and Kiah Melverton qualify for open water swimming championships in Budapest

RIO Olympian Jack McLoughlin and world short course bronze medallist Kiah Melverton on Sunday proved their potential out of the pool by winning the 5km time trials at the open water national championships.

Two-Time Open Water World Champion Keri-Anne Payne Announces Retirement

Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne, a three-time Olympian and 2008 silver medalist in the open water 10k event, has decided to retire. She posted the news in a tweet containing a handwritten note Monday morning.

https://twitter.com/KeriannePayne

2017 FINA World Championships Budapest Hype Video

The 2017 FINA World Championships are slated to take place in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest took over hosting dutiess when Guadalajara, Mexico, elected to drop out of the running.

Haley Anderson of US wins 5k open water at world swim

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fighting off windy and choppy conditions, Haley Anderson of the U.S. defended her title in the 5-kilometer open water race to claim the first medal of the FINA world swimming championships Saturday.

She surged to the lead in the closing meters in the brownish waters of the Kazanka River, hitting the touchpad in 58 minutes, 48.4 seconds.

Chad Ho of South Africa defeated Rob Muffels of Germany in a photo finish after they both stopped the clock in 55:17.6. Matteo Furlan of Italy earned bronze in 55:20.0.

Will openwater swimmers be boiling in Qatar?

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Qatar is among seven countries preparing bids to host the swimming world championships in 2021 or 2023.

Swimming's governing body, known as FINA, says Argentina, Australia, China, Germany, Japan and Turkey have also expressed interest.

Budapest steps into breach after Guadalajara withdraws

World Aquatics Championships host in 2017, four years earlier than planned

Swimming-hungry Hungarian fans will not have to wait until 2021 to see their swimming stars – such as 2014’s world swimmer of the year Katinka Hosszú – compete at home in a world championship event after Budapest was awarded the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships. Originally awarded the 2021 event, the city stepped in when Mexico’s Guadalajara elected to withdraw from hosting the 2017 event, citing the decline in oil prices as a contributing factor to their inability to afford the expected $100 million cost of organising and holding the events.
The biennial event is expected to be the largest sporting event ever held in Budapest and will see the world’s finest aquatic athletes converge on the city to compete in world championship events in swimming, diving, open-water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.
The FINA World Aquatics Championships are a natural fit for this water-loving country, and stepping up for a failed host just two years before the event could win major friends for the city’s stated ambition to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Announcing the turn of events to Parliament last week alongside executive director of FINA Cornel Marculescu, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán remarked on the challenges that lie ahead: “This is a gigantic undertaking. There are risks, and success is not written in the stars.”

results: 15th FINA World Masters Championships 2014, Montréal, Canada

1080 started and the oldest was female Master Georgene Mckenzie-Hicks AUS age 87 in 1:09:01.6.

She wasn't the slowest female.

 

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