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The Global Swim Series is proud to announce the 94th race to join the Series, as well as the 5th race in the United Arab Emirates: The incredible, 13th annual "Dubai Holding's - Burj Al Arab Swim"! Locals and visitors to...
After a successful first European Championships held in Camlough, Ireland in 2016, the second GSS Euro Champs will be in Austria. Specifically the "GSS – European Championship" for the 2016/17 season will be held in Mörbisch Am See, Austria, on...
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor...
Unless you are John Collins or one of the other 14 original Ironmen, you probably missed the first Ironman triathlon in Hawaii in 1978. And I'm quite sure you weren't at the first Olympics in 1896, or the first Boston...
And it is quite a jump. All swimmers know about escaping from Alcatraz, well this is kind of the east coast equivalent.  Except instead of escaping "from" Alcatraz, you are escaping "to" Lewes.  And that you do that by jumping about 12...
Another amazing swim on the Great Lakes is the Point to Lapointe Swim in Lake Superior, starting in Bayfield, Wisconsin. The race is actually pretty amazing in that despite the fact that it takes place in a small town in...
So the latest addition to the Global Swim Series is the "Change Your Latitude" swim in Sitka, Alaska.  And at 57 degrees north latitude it is literally (and figuratively!) off the beaten path. Change Your Latitude is a combined 10k/6k/3k/1k...
The Dee Mile is one of the oldest races in the world and is also the first open water swim in England to join the Global Swim Series. This enduring race will be 95 years old in 2017 with a history...
You read that right, there are over 16,000 swimmers in South Africa's "Midmar Mile". This makes it the third incredible race in South Africa to join the Global Swim Series.  In November the"Sanlam Cape Mile" joined the GSS.  It is...
The Swimland "Great Australia Day Swim" features a variety of races that attract over 900 swimmers!  The race is actually part of an entire fun family event and is located in Port Philip Bay at the Middle Brighton Pier...