Open Water Swimming Collegians

Open Water Swimming Collegians

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In very exciting news, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) announced the addition of a 10K open water swimming event to its Summer Universiades competitions.

The first 10K swim will be held at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China.

Bill Wadley, Men’s Swimming Coach at Ohio State University, as the new FISU Technical Swimming Chair, will have responsibility over the pool and open water competitions at the Summer Universiades (World University Games).

Given the fact that most of the top open water swimmers are currently between the ages of 17 – 26 (with the exceptions of the German world champions Thomas Lurz and Angela Maurer), the addition of a 10K race at the Summer Universiades will add another great international competition to the global schedule.

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