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...

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...

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