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Erika Friesen

Erika Friesen
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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...

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...

Swimming through the city in Roermond

The Roermond City Swim is an incredible opportunity to swim along the Maas and Roer rivers in a historic city centre. The race is hosted in downtown Roermond located in the southeastern part of...

Swim Around Barbados for a Great Cause!

GSS focuses on promoting open water swimming for all levels and celebrating success in open water swimming throughout the world. Cameron’s story is an amazing example of an open water swimmer worth celebrating. His...

Three incredible races in Ireland, don’t miss out!

Ireland is home to a rich tradition of open water swimming and these three unique races are back in the GSS calendar for another exciting year of competition. Leinster Open Sea is the host...

Success in 2018 at Bring on the Bay!

What a race! The Bring on The Bay race day on July 14th this year was a smashing success hosting over 700 swimmers in the 3 km, and 1.5 km races. The race has...

2 amazing races… on 1 trip to Greece!

You may have seen our recent announcement about the Santorini Experience on Oct 5-7, joining the GSS, well now you can also do the Navarino Challenge, Oct 13, on the same trip too! If you’re...

Welcome Back – Three Exciting Races in 2018!

We are excited to welcome back a fantastic group of swims to the 2018 Global Swim Series calendar. These swims take place across the globe, celebrating the amazing sport of open water swimming. Let’s take...
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