Africa’s oldest open water race joins the GSS… The River Mile!

There will be 1,000 swimmers will be enjoying the fun and competition at "The River Mile" in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.  The River Mile is the oldest open water race in Africa and one of the oldest races in the world! The first race was run in 1924, making...

New Race Alert! The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim

We are excited to announce that another fantastic Canadian race is joining the GSS family! 2019 will welcome the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim in Penticton, British Columbia. On August 11, 2019 swimmers will participate in the incredible 11.8 km ultra swim. This ultra swim is a point to point race...

Look forward to 2019 with the Swim Around Lido Key

If you’re already thinking about how to get out of the cold, book your trip to Florida for this coming April and have an exciting race to look forward to! The 5th annual Swim Around Lido Key is being hosted on April 27th in Sarasota, Florida and you won’t want...

Dive Into a Caribbean Gem – “Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim”

The Caribbean covers some truly beautiful open water swimming locations.  None more so than the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim.  This is an incredible destination swim, and for a great cause too! The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis have spectacular charm that has drawn in people for...

Barbados in a week… it’s not too late!

 Swimmers from all over the world will converge on the island of Barbados in early November for the 7th Barbados Open Water Festival in Carlisle Bay. Since inception the Festival has hosted Olympians, World Champions, Masters Swim Champions, World Record Holders, Junior Champions, Pan Am Medallists and scores of recreational swimmers...

GSS Global Championships Are Back. Registrations Now Open!

GSS Global Championships are back and will once again be held at the incredible El Cruce race in Cancun, Mexico.  This amazing venue will host the championship event for the 3rd straight year and will offer a variety of distances for swimmers of all abilities to challenge themselves at...
Auckland Marathon Swimmers ready to go!

5 Amazing Races in Auckland – Auckland Central Masters Swim Season Preview

There's a lot of open water swimming action coming up in Auckland, New Zealand.  With the GSS actions shifting to primarily Southern Hemisphere racing, we've turned our attention to a very busy season ahead in New Zealand.  Last season, the New Zealanders were right up there in the Global...

Toronto Island Lake Swim 2018 Success

This year’s Toronto Island Lake Swim was another swimming success with over 200 participants! Although the conditions were wavy and the water was crisp, the sun was shinning and the swimmers proved tough putting up some fantastic times. There were three race distances this year at the 6th annual TILS,...

Plenty of Action Ahead in New Zealand

It's been a busy few months on the Global Swim Series calendar and so far we've seen a ton of action as swimmers from across North America and Europe have completed the bulk of their season.  At this point swimmers from Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Russia, the USA and...

2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile Recap

The 2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile race day turned out to be an incredible day of excitement, fun, and perfect warm summer weather. Despite the wavy conditions, the water was warm and a welcome change from the past few years where cold temperatures prevented swimmers from competing in...

Hit the Waves at the Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim

The Newport Surf Club's marquee event the Pool to Peak Ocean Swim, is back on the Global Swim Series calendar this January.  Located at one of Sydney, Australia's nicest Northern beaches this is a great swim to celebrate summer in Australia.  As with many Australian beach swims, the swim...

Wounded Veterans to Lead 400 Swimmers Across Straits of Mackinac

A team of four wounded U.S. Veterans are planned to lead 400 swimmers in an unprecedented combined attempt to swim between Michigan’s peninsulas, across the 4-mile width of the Straits of Mackinac. The Veteran Swim team will symbolically and ceremoniously lead the internationally-sanctioned Mighty Mac Swim when the newly-expanded...

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