World Championship

13# FINA World Masters Championships 2010, Göteborg & Borås, Sweden

Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 22:00

3 km Openwater on 7 August (Swimmers who cannot complete the 3 km distance in 90 min are advised not to enter)

28# Summer Universiade -Gwangju 2015, South Korea

Open Water Opportunities For All. IPC world championship

The International Paralympic Committee conducted its first 5K open water world championship swim in Mar de Plata, Argentina in 2003.

The second International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships to have a 5K race was in Durban, South Africa in 2006.

We are looking forward to the next IPC world championship 5K race in the Netherlands in 2010.

The 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships will be held at the E3 beach in Eersel where the competition will be open class (meaning that athletes from different handicap classes will compete against one another).

Swimsuit Competition At The World Championships

source: 10kswimmer

Because of the technical swimsuit controversy in pool swimming, we thought it would be interesting to see what technical swimsuits were worn by the open water swimmers at the 2009 World Swimming Championships.

We noted the swimsuits of all the swimmers in the 5K and 10K races.

Before the start of each race, the swimmers walked approximately 100 meters from the call room to the water's edge.

This gave us plenty of time to correctly identify and count the swimsuits worn by the open water swimmers. If there was any doubt as to what manufacturer made a swimsuit, we did not count in any manufacturer's total. The results of two races are listed below:

The participants in the women's 5K race wore the following:

16 swimmers wore blueseventy
16 swimmers wore Arena
8 swimmers wore Speedo
2 swimmers wore swimsuits that could not be identified
1 swimmer wore TYR
1 swimmer wore Diana

The participants in the men's 10K race wore the following:

Facts and figures about the FINA World OW Championships

• Open Water Swimming made its entry onto the programme of the FINA World Championships in 1991. In Perth (AUS), only the men’s and women’s 25km were held, with the first world gold medals in this discipline going to Chad Hundeby (USA) among men, and Shelley Taylor-Smith (AUS) in the women’s field;

• Over the years, there was significant evolution in the programme of open water events at the World Championships: in Rome 1994, the same event (25km) for men and women was contested, while in 1998 (Perth) a 5km race also for men and women was added to the programme. Finally, from 2001 (Fukuoka), the schedule of events was definitively established, with three races for men and women: 5km, 10km and 25km;