50 Outstanding Open Water Swimming Websites

50 Outstanding Open Water Swimming Websites

The number of open water swimming websites providing valuable information in a visual dynamic manner continues to expotentially increase. Some of these websites have online social networking functionalities.

Below is a list of 50 unique, educational and informative websites that have caught our eye (listed in no particular order).

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1. Midmar Mile: a comprehensive portal to the world’s largest open water swimming event.
2. New Zealand Ocean Swim Series: a comprehensive portal to the largest swim series in New Zealand
3. Great Swim: an entertaining portal for the Great Swims organized by the Nova International
4. NYC Swim: comprehensive portal to open water swimming in and around New York City
5. Lewis Gordon Pugh: multi-lingual website of an incredible open water swimming adventurer and environmentalist
6. Marcos Diaz: the most successful Dominican Republican swimmer in history with an entrepreneurial bent
7. Lac St-Jean: a bilingual French-English website of the famous Lac St-Jean pro swim.
8. Santa Fe-Coronda: Spanish-language website of the pro Sante Fe-to-Coronda race in Argentina
9. Aqualoja: a bilingual Portuguese-English website that combines event coverage with an online swim shop
10. Wild Swimming: a unique look and comprehensive presentation of open water swimming in Great Britain
11. European Open Water Swimming: the most comprehensive open water swimming news portal with focus on European open water swimming events.
12. The Water Is Open: an open water swimming news, race results and events portal
13. Cape Swim: an open water swimming site for Cape Town, South Africa
14. Poliana Okimoto: a Portuguese-language website of a top pro swimmer from Brazil
15. Ocean Swims: a comprehensive news, race results and events portal, specializing in Australia
16. Cook Strait: facts and figures on the Cook Strait in New Zealand
17. Channel Swimmers: for those who want to swim, or have swum, the English Channel
18. Damian Blaum: Spanish-language website of a top professional marathon swimmer
19. World Open Water Swimming Association: a celebration of open water swimmers, data, trends and informatino
20. Outdoor Swimming Society: a comprehensive and entertaining open water swimming portal for those in the U.K.
21. Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association: a description of events in the Santa Barbara Channel
22. Pacific Swims: website of open water swimming events in the South Pacific
23. Open Water Photography: great open water swimming photos
24. Natalie du Toit: incredible South African Olympian
25. Maarten van der Weijden: a website of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist and inspirational leukemia survivor
26. Water World Swim: San Francisco Bay cold-water swims
27. Fiji Swims: open water swims in Fiji
28. St. Croix Coral Reef Swim: open water race in beautiful St. Croix
29. Irish Channel: a list of solo swims in the cold-water Irish Channel
30. Swim Across America: a portal of extremely successful charity open water swims across America
31. Tiburon Mile: world’s most competitive professional short-distance open water swim
32. Swim Trek: a portal of unforgettable open water swimming holiday adventures
33. Jolla Cove Swim Club: a California open water swimming club
34. Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club: an open water swimming club in Jersey
35. Britta Kamrau: top pro swimmer Britta Kamrau of Germany
36. King of the Sea Challenge: a Portuguese-language website of an outstanding pro and amateur race in Rio de Janeiro
37. Dan Martin: website tracking the Global Triathlon with a swim across the Atlantic Ocean
38. 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships: descriptions of the 2010 World Championships in Quebec, Canada
39. Swim Smooth: an easy-to-understand, extremely helpful educational site to help you swim faster and smoother
40. All about Open Water: an educational open water swimming site
41. Rottnest Channel Swim: website of the world’s largest long-distance channel race has a strong community component
42. Japan International Open Water Swimming Association: a portal of Japanese open water swims and events
43. Open Water Planet: open water swims promoted by Olympic pool swimming gold medalists.
44. Axxexx DSL Ocean Racing Series: charity and competitive ocean racing series in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
45. Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation: the go-to site for English Channel solo and relay swimming aspirants
46. Channel Swimming Association: the English Channel swimming website with a history dating back to 1927
47. Vansbrosimningen: the website of the largest open water swimming event in Europe
48. Descenso a Nado de la ria de Navia: a Spanish-language website of a popular Spanish river swim
49. Flowers Sea Swim: an open water swimming gala event in the Cayman Islands
50. Waikiki Roughwater Swim: 2.4-mile ocean swim that started the Ironman craze whose website has full results back to 1970

Photo by Colin A Gift of Joe Orman in San Francisco Bay during New Year’s Day Alcatraz Swim.

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