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Abby Bergman Becomes 4th Person to Successfully Swim Across Santa Monica Bay
Sept. 9, 2020— On September 3, 24-year-old Abby Bergman successfully completed a 24-mile swim across Santa Monica Bay, becoming only the fourth person to ever complete the distance swim. Over the course of the 21-miles, Bergman swam from Point Dume in Malibu to Rocky Point in Palos Verdes, finishing in 16 hours 25 minutes and 53 seconds. Her success came in spite of a difficult course, including strong winds, low water temperatures, large waves, and a current. Before getting into the water, Bergman struggled with seasickness. She said, “I felt so bad I almost didn’t get into the water, but I made a ...
@SwimXps Abby Bergman: Successfully crossed Santa Monica Bay #swimming
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16-year-old Vera Rivard, of Springfield, swims across English Channel in just over 14 hours
Sept. 3, 2020— A 16-year-old girl from Springfield deserves to sleep in a little, considering she just swam across the English Channel.
@SwimXps Vera Rivard #swims across the English Channel in just over 14 hours
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TCU Men’s Swim & Dive Welcomes 2020 Recruiting Class
July 16, 2020— TCU swim and dive welcomes 11 young men in its 2020 recruiting class, head coach James Winchester announced today. Charlie Brennig Hometown: Houston, Texas High School: The Kinkaid School Club Team: Swim Houston Aquatic Center Highlights: Appeared twice on the podium at last summer’s NCSA. Summer Junior and US Open qualifier. Four-year member of All-State Team. Two-time finalist at 2020 Texas Southwest Preparatory Conference Championship – 2nd place in 200 free (1:43.99) and 500 free (4:36.01). Two-time finalist at 2019 NCSA Summer Swimming Championship – 7th place in 15 ...
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Breathing in Open Water vs Pool Swimming with Wendy Mader
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Former Cal Bear Breed Takes 45 Mins Off Angel Island Round Trip Women's Record
July 14, 2020— Former Cal distance standout and U.S. National Team member Catherine Breed took 45 minutes off the previous women’s record for a round trip swim to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Monday morning. The course begins at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, and most swimmers go clockwise around the island. The route crosses two major shipping channels (going out and coming back, so really, four times) and is largely cross-current. Breed completed the 10-mile swim in 4:45:50, well under Erika Shanahan Gliebe ‘s 5:30:01 record from just last month (still pending ratification).
@SwimXps Catherine Breed Shaves 45 Minutes off Round Angel Island Record #swimming
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Karen Zemlin crosses English Channel, makes Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
May 3, 2020 MINNESOTA— Karen (Bosveld) Zemlin, 52, made history last month when she became the first open-water swimmer inducted into the Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame.
@SwimXps Karen Zemlin Honored: Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
@GoodbyeChlorine Karen Zemlin first open-water swimmer honored in Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
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Swimming with Australian Open Water Swimming Champion, Byron Kimber in an Endless Pool
April 2, 2020— Watch on… Byron won the Australian U18 Open Water Swimming Championships last year and is still trying to stay fit amid COVID-19 for the World Junior Open Water Swimming Championship in August (if it proceeds!). We’re very lucky that Endless Pools provided us with this great facility in my backyard a couple of years ago, so we’re making the most of it and hope you enjoy!
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Swimming Canada Wants 2021 World Championships Pushed to 2022
April 1, 2020— On Tuesday, Swimming Canada released a statement (full text below), welcoming the news that the Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back to 2021 and urging that the FINA World Championships scheduled for 2021 be held in 2022 instead. In the release, High Performance Director and National Coach John Atkinson explains that… Of course, moving World Championships back another would pose another set of challenges. Canada is slated to host the quadrennial Pan Pacific Championships in the summer of 2022, although the city and exact dates had yet to be determined. Swimming Canada also announced ...
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Canada Calls On FINA & WPS To Shunt World Titles & All Other 2021 Events To 2022
April 1, 2020— Canada , which triggered a chain reaction to get the Olympic Games moved to 2021 as the first nation to declare that it would not send a team to Tokyo 2o20 this July , has called on FINA to shunt the Fukuoka 2021 World Championships and all other events to 2022. The same message has been sent to World Para Swimming, while Swimming Canada has also announced that it will not send a team to the 2020 World Junior Open Water Championships in the Seychelles this August. The federation, which has already cancelled the whole of the summer season 2020 through August , welcomed the new 2021 da ...
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Open Water Nationals Qualifier Emily Appleton Commits to Dartmouth For 2020
April 1, 2020— Emily Appleton , a senior at Cohasset High School and a member of Weymouth Club Waves in Weymouth, Massachusetts, has announced her commitment to swim for Dartmouth College in the fall of 2020, making her a 2nd generation attendee. A distance swimmer and Open Water Nationals qualifier, Appleton would have finished in the top 20 in both the 500 and 1,650-yard freestyles at the 2020 Ivy League Championships. At the 2019 Speedo Champions Series North Meet in Ithaca, Appleton took 8th place in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:09.38) and 10th in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:11.78). Over the s ...
@SwimXps Emily Appleton commits to Dartmouth #swimming
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How the Mystery of “Dead Water” Could Save Swimmers | Swimmer's Daily
March 29, 2020— For thousands of years, sailors have been telling stories of a mysterious phenomenon called dead water. Even after scientists figured out why it happens, it still affects swimmers today.
@SwimXps Did you know there was such a thing as "Dead Water"?
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Open Water Olympic Qualifiers from 2019 Worlds Will Remain Qualified for Tokyo
March 28, 2020— The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that athletes already qualified “by name” for the 2020 Olympics will remain qualified for the postponed Games, NBC Sports’ Nick Zaccardi reported Saturday . The IOC had said Thursday that athletes who had already qualified would get to keep their spots — but many of those spots are controlled by national Olympic committees, rather than the international organization, so that news was somewhat unclear. What this ruling definitely applies to now is open water swimmers who qualified out of the 10K race at the 2019 FINA World Championship ...
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Swim Ireland Shuts Up Swim Shop, Racing & Events, Until September
March 25, 2020 IRELAND— Swim Ireland closed down its national competitions and events program until September 1 today as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic . The news comes with a call for all to observe lockdown measures and avoid training, that directive aimed at the National Team as much as club swimmers. In a statement, Swim Ireland noted: Swim Ireland closed down its national competitions and events program until September 1 today as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Postponed Until Fall of 2020
March 20, 2020— The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...
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USA Swimming Cancels Mission Viejo Pro Series, Postpones Open Water Nationals
March 17, 2020— USA Swimming has announced that it is cancelling the Mission Viejo Pro Swim Series that was set to take place in California in mid-April because of the growing concern of the coronavirus. The organization has also decided to postpone the Open Water National and Junior National Championships that were set to take place at the end of April in Fort Myers, Florida. The Mission Viejo Pro Series was set to mimic the Olympic Games schedule in that finals would be held in the morning while prelims were held at night. There has been no official word on the status of the Olympic Trials set to ...
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How To Sight for Open Water Swimming | Swimmer's Daily
March 14, 2020— Learn How To Sight for Open Water Swimming from Open water swimmer Sarah Ferguson. In this video sarah explains how to sight for open water marathon races and ironman triathlon swims compared to sighting for open water swims in the open ocean. These tips and tricks will help you with your swimming sighting technique and help you swim straighter by getting your sea swim sighting on point. Sarah Ferguson is an Open Water Swimmer from Durban South Africa Sarah is a physiotherapist and runs a private practice in Durban North at a multi-disciplinary center. She is also a motivational spea ...
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Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials "Postponed or Cancelled"
March 13, 2020— Swimming Canada announced today that the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials, scheduled for March 30th through April 5th, will be either postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a release, Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi said “With 3,000 to 5,000 people expected to attend daily, our Olympic and Paralympic Trials would grossly exceed the recommendations from Ontario’s chief medical officer. We also recognize that other provinces and cities are restricting access to pools and some athletes will not be able to train and prepare properly.
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Michael Mcglynn wins 2020, 10 kilometre National Open water swimming championship | Swimmer's Daily
March 8, 2020— Michael Mcglynn has won 2020, 10 kilometer National Open water swimming championship in Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape. His win secures him a place in the team that will represent South Africa at the Tokyo Olympic Games, as well as the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships. In second place was Danie Marais. Favorite Chad Ho, who won gold at the 2015 World Aquatic Championships 5km race, led for the first five laps but dropped back ending with a disappointing sixth place.
@SwimXps Congrats Michael Mcglynn SA National Open water #swimming champion
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Cold Water Swimming in London | Swimmer's Daily
March 5, 2020— In today’s vlog, we head for some cold water swimming in London! I was joined by online health and fitness coach Max Lowery and mate Alex Sharp as we took a dip in 5.5c water, and I had a chat with Max about both the physical and mental benefits of cold water therapy / cold thermogenesis!
@SwimXps If you enjoy cold-water #swimming, check out this video
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Why You Should Take Up Swimming – Ger Carty’s Story | Swimmer's Daily
March 5, 2020— “People are always afraid of trying something new. Especially adults” Ger Carty is a successful long-distance swimmer and also the water safety officer for Dublin City. But just like you, before Ger achieved anything, even he had to start somewhere”
@SwimXps Inspiring video. If you need a little extra #motivation, watch this #swimming
@GoodbyeChlorine If you need a little extra push to start #swimming, or start again, watch this (video)

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