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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.

Invitation for Sabac Marathon (FINA event)

Date: 
Saturday, 5 August, 2017 - 11:00 to Sunday, 6 August, 2017 - 19:00

Dear Swimmers and Federations,

The Organization Committee have honor  and pleasure to invite the best FINA  swimmers from all the WORLD  to take part  in the 48th INTERNATIONAL SABAC SWIM MARATHON 2017  in Serbia.

The Marathon will take place on Sunday August 6th 2017. The swimming distance is 19 km down the stream of the river Sava. Each participant and his/her coach will be provided with a TWO days (2) full board accommodation at the local hotel in Sabac from August 5th to August 6th.  Each participant will himself cover the travelling expenses.

Here We Go Again – FINA Disregards High Temperature Rule In Open Water

Commentary by Brent Rutemiller. 

The swimming community should never forget the tragic death of USA Open Water swimmer Fran Crippen, who died in 2010 during an Open Water competition due to excessively warm water temperatures.

A FINA task force was established. Changes were made and new temperature rules were put into place.  Crippen’s tragic death alerted the swimming community that changes needed to be made regarding safety regulations for open water races. Following his death, FINA implemented rule OWS 5.5 stating that the water temperature cannot be below 16 degrees Celsius (60.8 F) and cannot be above 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 F).

Burnell and Muller, the best in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

PR 17: FINA Communications Department

Jack Burnell (GBR) and Aurélie Muller (FRA) were the winners of the second race of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held today in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Burnell was the fastest in a field of 70 swimmers, touching home in 1h45m54s6, while Muller was the best among 54 competitors, triumphing in 1h52m35s3. 

National swimmer to compete in World Cup

National swimmer Anna Gurbanova will compete in the World Championship to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

"I am happy to compete under the Azerbaijani flag ", she said while talking to Trend Life.

The 17th FINA World Championships will be held in Budapest and Balatonfüred from July 14 to July 30. World championships for six disciplines will be held in the middle of the high season.

Swimming Australia Announces Open Water Team for World Champs

Swimming Australia has nominated three athletes to take on the 10km open water event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, adding to the three that were already selected for the 5km event at the Australian Open Water Championships in January this year.

Following on from their successful performances at the Abu Dhabi FINA World Cup earlier this month, Chelsea Gubecka, Kareena Lee and new comer Jack Brazier will now join Jarrod Poort (5km), Jack McLoughlin (5km) and Kiah Melverton (5km) on the Australian Dolphins Swim Team for the open water events.

Federico Vanelli and Arianna Bridi Win First FINA Open Water World Cup

Swimmers from Italy controlled operations in the first leg of the 2017 circuit of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held in Patagones-Viedma (ARG), by taking gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s race. On February 4, Federico Vanelli was the best among men, winning in 1:57:02.42, while Arianna Bridi was the fastest in the women’s field, touching home in 2:11:30.42.

Argentina to Host First 10k Open Water World Cup of the Season Feb 4th

This Saturday 18 men and 20 women will embark on the first leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swim World Cup (MSWC) in Patagones-Viedma, Argentina.

Similar to the short course meters (25m) FINA World Cup that runs from the end of the summer through late fall and spans 9 cities, the 10km Open Water World Cup spans 7 cities and 4 continents and will run until October and its conclusion in Hong Kong.  Like the FINA World Cup (25m), prize money is awarded to the top finishers in each race, with prizes awarded for the first 8 finishers in both men’s and women’s fields.  

New FINA Bylaws Take Effect Jan. 1

With the coming of the new year comes the installation of FINA’s updated bylaws, as decided by the swimming federation earlier this year.

Many of the new rules focused on open water swimming, with changes to apparel, team relays and a new mandate on wetsuits in especially cold water.

VeryFerryFast Weertman Passes Poort In A Storm For Dramatic Double Dutch Gold

The end of the Olympic marathon was like the wild west today in Rio. The Dutch had reason to celebrate after a the best twitter handle in swimming, VeryFerryFast, past a Poort in a storm on the way to a dramatic finish.

That fast ferry was Ferry Weertman, who  joined Sharon van Rouwendaal as champions of the marathon but few others had cause to celebrate the messiest finish to years of efforts you will find anywhere in world sport. World-class swimmers. Certainly not a world-class event.

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