The first race of the 2019-20 GSS season… Lisfannon to Ludden Swim!

The GSS races in the southern hemisphere wrapped up this weekend with the last race of the GSS season being the Auckland Marathon Swim... and the last race of the GSS season coming up this weekend with Florida's Swim Around Lido Key on April 27, so that's your last...

700 swimmers at Charleston’s “Lowcountry Splash”!

A second great open water race in Charleston, South Carolina joins the Global Swim Series! The Lowcountry Splash on June 1, 2019 has joined the Swim Around Charleston in October 6, 2019, as the second GSS race in this beautiful coastal US city! The event offers 2 popular distances: a 6...

Your Swimcation of 2019 – The 2nd Annual Ocean Swim Fiji

With so many exciting open water options to choose from, finding the perfect "swimcation" can be tricky.  With its spectacular beaches, well-organized swims and unparalleled relaxing atmosphere, the Ocean Swim Fiji has got to be at the top of any swimmer's list. Now in its 2nd year the Ocean Swim...

The Pacific Northwest adds another natural beauty… The Aly Fell Open Water Swim!

The Pacific Northwest is starting to become a real hotbed for GSS open water swimmers!  There is a good chance that you will start to see swimmers from this region move up in the Global Rankings in the new season coming.  (the new GSS season starts May 1, 2019!) This...

How to Train For an Open Water Race in a Pool

Swimming in a pool is a very different experience than swimming in a lake, river or ocean.  However most open water swimmers end up doing much of their training in a pool.  If you are training for an open water race, or even a triathlon, check out the tips...

New Florida race offers REAL gold medals!

Introducing "Lucky's Golden Mile" on May 25, 2019 in Orlando, Florida! This is a new race, but for the thousands of open water swimmers the swim and location is very well known.  Lucky's Lake Swim is celebrating over 30 years of fun and inclusive swimming at this landmark daily swim...

France Adds 10 Incredible Races to the GSS… Start Packing!

The French Swimming Federation (FFN), the governing body for swimming in France, has added all 10 open water races in the EDF Aqua Challenge to the Global Swim Series. Pick a date, a spectacular place you've always wanted to visit in France, and start packing!  Or better yet... hit them...

Sport Psychology – Ready to Race

This article was originally published in Outdoor Swimmer Magazine. ARE YOU PREPARED AND READY? Standing on the start line of any race, no matter what sport, can be a tense time. Outcomes in sport are rarely a certainty; our performance environments can be complex, dynamic and unpredictable. Open water swimming is...

Austria Adds Natural Beauty With 2 Amazing Races!

Calling all swimmers with a sense of adventure!  Here are a couple of great races in central Europe: 1) The Backwaterman Waldviertel , held on July 6, gives swimmers a rugged adventure in an off-the-beaten path area in Austria. Situated in the north of the country, this race offers a...

GSS Canadian Champs 2019, hosted by the North Shore Challenge

We are excited to announce that the second annual "GSS Canadian Championships" have been awarded to the "North Shore Challenge" on July 21, 2019, in Lake Erie. The North Shore Challenge for Camp Trillium is one of the original GSS events, taking place on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie,...

Swim in Paradise: “Race For the Conch” in Turks & Caicos

When I first arrived in the Turks & Caicos Islands in 2010, I looked out over the dazzling, ever-changing hues of turquoise water in Grace Bay (Providenciales) and asked, “Do you guys have any open water swim races here?” When the residents replied “no,” I suggested they get one going as the...

The best “dammed” lake in the GSS… “Fontana Lake Swim” in North Carolina!

Here is another one for those GSS swimmers looking to pick up some bonus distance points in the Global Ranking!  If you liked the recently announced 23 mile/36 km, "Around the Island Marathon Swim" in Atlantic City, then you'll love this one too! On July 20, 2019, The Fontana Lake Swim...

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