Exotic Caribbean: Guanaja – Green Island Open Water Swim

We often say that in the Global Swim Series there is a race for everyone.  Lots of people love the huge races for the competition.  Some people like the small races for the slower pace.  Some like the urban races and some like the very remote and exotic races. ...

“Around the Island Marathon” becomes the longest race in the GSS!

The Inaugural Jim Whelan Open Water Festival will be held on July 14, 2019 in Atlantic City, NJ by Green Whales Inc. to honor the late Jim Whelan and to support the Whelan’s Whales swim lesson and water safety program.  There will be several distances at the Festival, but...

Philippines Adds a 4th Spectacular Race to the GSS!

The SwimJunkie group has added another gorgeous race to their portfolio of breathtaking races: SwimJunkie Challenge - Sicogon... an island paradise in the Philippines! Take a look at all 4 of their races.  The pictures (and real life too) are so inviting it is really hard to resist.  These are...

Introducing GSS Swim Trips

We are excited to announce our latest addition to the Global Swim Series and the world of open water swimming: GSS Swim Trips! GSS Swim Trips are top-tier swim vacation packages for swimmers of all abilities.  All trips will have a focus on open water swimming.  The Swim Trips will also have...

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,...

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