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Open Water Swimming In German

Frank Wechsel announced the availability of the German-language book of Open Water Swimming. The book authored by Steven Munatones is updated with photographs from the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympic Games and additional information from two-time Olympic marathon swimming medalist Thomas Lurz. The book is published by Spomedis, a

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FINA Taking It To The Edge – Part 1

FINA's decisions and justifications for its latest open water swimming rules are shocking and irresponsible. In our experience, observations and opinion, there is simply no justification to allow world-class athletes to race 5 km, 10 km and 25 km in water temperatures up to (and above) 31°C. The problem is even greater because when FINA decides water

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Foreign Input Into British Swimming

Three-time American Olympic coach Bob Bowman is best known as the coach of Michael Phelps. But the renowned coach also coaches open water swimmers including a fast, young swimmer named Gillian Ryan. While Bowman is on a leave from swimming, he will not be far away from the sport. He and 2-time Olympic medalist Thomas Lurz will help conduct a review of

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