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World 10 km Championships silver medalist Andrew Gemmell
Open water swimming in the Cayman Islands
Openwaterpedia is a compilation of open water swimming information and multimedia content for the global open water swimming community offered by Open Water Source and the World Open Water Swimming Association. Its staff has developed unique databases, proprietary informational resources and entertaining mobile apps that educate, motivate and stimulate swimmers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Its staff travels the world participating in, advising for, observing or reporting on open water swims and trends and open water swimmers, both amateur and professional, which enables them to present its content and vision.

Openwaterpedia is like Wikipedia for the Open Water Swimming World



Openwaterpedia is a unique, comprehensive, multi-lingual online reference and research tool for the endurance sports, triathlon and aquatic community. Anyone can enter or amend information in Openwaterpedia. It is great for research, reference and enhancing one's knowledge and appreciation of the sport. There are currently 16,455 different entries that have been viewed 16,391,881 times to date.


(1) learn the most commonly used terms, definitions, words, places and things used in the world of open water swimming
(2) add and modify information on the Who's Who of open water swimming and up-and-comers, including themselves
(3) research who are the professional marathon swimmers of modern times and who was in the sport back in previous centuries
(4) add the names of people who join the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, the Half Century Clubs, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and those who crossed the English Channel and the Catalina Channel
(5) learn the details of the thousands of open water races, events, camps and clinics around the world

How to Add information

Swimmers, triathletes, coaches, pilots, officials, referees, paddlers, kayakers, pilots, lifeguards, writers, journalists, doctors and volunteers can add themselves to Openwaterpedia as well as events, products, places, services, records and groups.


Click HERE to access the template for you to add your open water events.
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Click HERE to access the most popular pages on Openwaterpedia.

Openwaterpedia Unveiled by Steven Munatones at Columbia University at the 2011 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

Dr. Sam Freas on the Future of Open Water Swimming
Click HERE to access the full-length interview.

Open Water Swimming: From Restaurant Napkin to the Olympics
Click HERE to access the full-length presentation.

Young At Heart: Sue Oldham is the Oldest Woman to Swim the English Channel
Click HERE to access the full-length interview.

Flowers Sea Swim, one of the world's greatest open water swimming events

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