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Erika Friesen

Erika Friesen
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Author. Open Water Swimmer.

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...

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...

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...
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