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Will Color Come To Tokyo?

Will Color Come To Tokyo? Courtesy of WOWSA, Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo Bay, Japan. Due to expected high humidity and water temperatures that can approach FINA's maximum upper limits (31°C), there may be more color at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Odaiba Marine Park next July. Tokyo has always been blistering hot and

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Records Meant To Be Broken

Records Meant To Be Broken Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The worlds of competitive pool swimming and open water swimming are different in a variety of ways regarding the subject of  world records. World records in the pool are governed by FINA and are limited to strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, individual medley),

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Ana Marcela Cunha Continues On A Roll

Ana Marcela Cunha Continues On A Roll Courtesy of Colin Hill, Balatonfüred, Hungary. Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil recently won a record-breaking 22 FINA / CNSG World Marathon Swim World Series races, breaking the previous record held by two-time Olympic medalist Thomas Lurz of Germany. Colin Hill caught up with Ana Marcela and her coach Fernando

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Battle In Balaton

Battle In Balaton Courtesy of FINA, Lake Balaton, Hungary. With less than two weeks to go before the FINA World Championships in Lake Balaton, there are usually around 45 countries represented in the open water swimming discipline among the 180+ national federations that will send representatives to Hungary. Among the 2,300 athletes who will compete in

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Is It Fair To Slow When Aging?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We hear all the time how masters swimmers and open water swimmers get better as they age. In contrast to runners, cyclists, triathletes, and athletes from basketball to soccer, many masters swimmers and open water swimmers seem to get better and faster with age. Dara Torres, Cynthia Lewis and Thomas Lurz

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