FINA Changes In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. FINA’s Technical Open Water Swimming Committee approved several changes at its last meeting: * The FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships will have three different age groups: 14-15 years, 16-17 years, and 18-19 years * the 14-15 year age group will compete in a 5 km race * the 16-17 year

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A Champion Mindset Through And Through

When Thomas Lurz just barely touched out Brian Ryckeman, and Martina Grimaldi did the same to Angela Maurer in the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, the fantastic 25 km world championship race spelled the end of an era. For nearly 20 years in the water and another 24 years on land, Australian Shelley Taylor-Smith has blazed a trail in open water

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