Plenty of Fun, Great Prizes and a Fantastic Cause at the Swim For Kids

The Swim For Kids is back and continues a busy summer lineup for the Global Swim Series in Canada. A relatively new swim race introduced in Kingston, ON, the Swim For Kids offers a 1.5km and 3km swim in Lake Ontario and even includes a post-swim breakfast along with...

Serbia adds 3 more races… including the 48 year old “Sabac Swimming Marathon”

Serbia now has 5 races in the Global Swim Series! And when you add that to the 2 races in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and 1 in Croatia, it has allowed the swimmers in this region the opportunity to become major contenders in the Global Rankings! The 3 new races in Serbia...

Northern Ireland adds 2 more: Lough Erne Swim.. and The Ballygally Beach Swim!

Northern Ireland has added 2 more great races!  That makes 10 races in Northern Ireland... not to mention the 11 races in Ireland! The first Lough Erne Swim took place in 1991 as a celebration of the Silver Jubilee or 25 years of the ILDSA (Irish Long Distance Swimming Assoc). Since...

Toronto Mile/GSS Cdn Champs… at the Toronto Triathlon Festival… on July 22!

Pump it up!  Here comes the first annual GSS Canadian Championships at the Toronto Mile! If you haven't already signed up for this great, new event... get on it now, it's coming up soon... Sunday, July 22, 2018! The race will be a new add-on to the largest triathlon festival in Canada... the...

Be a Part of History at the Vansbrosimningen

The Vansbrosimningen kicks off this weekend in Vansbro, Sweden and will serve as this year's GSS European Championships! The event is one of the largest open water swims in the world and offers a full week of non-stop fun and excitement. Taking place in Vansbro, Sweden a small town a...

Most famous open water race in the world becomes the 150th race in the...

Of course, "most famous" is a subjective term, but the Waikiki Roughwater Swim fits the bill as well as any swim in the world! The beach of Waikiki is one of the most well known beaches in the world, with perfect sand, wind, waves and sunny temperatures.  But it is...
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Open Water Training in a Short Course Pool

This article is courtesy of our friends at MySwimPro.  MySwimPro is the official training partner of the Global Swim Series.  All GSS swimmers can get 20% off when they subscribe to MySwimPro Premium by using the code GSS20%OFF.  Sign up today! There are a few key points to focus on in training...

Bosnia Adds Another Free Race With Prize Money

The Bileca International Swimming Marathon is held in Lake Bileca, the biggest artificial lake in the Balkans. This is the first and the only international swimming marathon in Bileca and in Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first Bileca International Swimming Marathon will be held on July 15, 2018 at Lake...

Ocean Swim Fiji Set to be the Ultimate Swimcation

Escape to paradise with Ocean Swim Fiji this September, a five-day event set to change destination swimming thanks to three distinct swim locations, a fusion of fitness and luxury, and a unique world-class experience. Adding to the global ocean swimming craze, Scott Rice, Director of the twelve-year strong Banana Boat...

Now these are truly “exotic” races… 2 gorgeous races in Romania!

I know, when you hear "exotic" you probably think of some of our other remote, tropical races, like: Ocean Swim Fiji, Bali Ocean Swim, Barbados Open Water Festival, SwimJunkie Challenge - Caramoan (Philippines), Race for the Conch (Turks & Caicos), The Santorini Experience (Greece), or The GSS Global Champs in...

The Maine event: Peaks to Portland Swim

The Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids, on July 28, 2018, is one of the oldest open water swims in the world!  The race has been going since before World War II, and since then thousands have braved Maine’s waters to swim the 2.4 miles (3.8k) from Peaks Island to...

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