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World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns

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noun - The World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns is an annual selection by the World Open Water Swimming Association for local open water swimming venues and communities that warmly welcome and attract open water swimmers from around the world.

2020 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Lake Balaton, Hungary
2. Aquatic Park, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
3. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
4. Morse Reservoir, Noble, Indiana, USA
5. Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, California, USA
6. Setúbal Bay, Portugal
7. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
8. Mallorca, Balearic Islands archipelago, Spain
9. Santorini Island, Aegean Sea, Greece
10. Henley-on-the-Thames, River Thames, United Kingdom

2019 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Las Vías Bravas, Costa Brava, Spain
2. Coney Island, New York, USA
3. Murmansk, Arctic Circle, Russia
4. Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany
5. Lake Bled, Slovenia
6. La Jolla, California, USA
7. Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany
8. Windermere, Lake District, Great Britain
9. Seal Beach, California, USA
10. Tallinn, Estonia

2018 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Lake Powell between Utah and Arizona
2. Isla Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
4. Bora Bora, Leeward group of the Society Islands, French Polynesia
5. Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory
6. Lake Baikal, Russia
7. Yonaguni Island, Okinawa, Japan
8. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
9. Saint Lucia, Eastern Caribbean Sea
10. Treasure Island, Fiji

2017 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Dover, England
2. Sandycove, County Cork, Ireland
3. Serpentine, London, England
4. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
5. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
6. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7. Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
8. Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Aquatic Park, San Francisco, California, USA

2016 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Dover, England
2. Sandycove, County Cork, Ireland
3. Serpentine, London, England
4. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
5. Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain
6. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7. Acapulco, Mexico
8. Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

2015 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Dover, England
2. Sandycove, County Cork, Ireland
3. Serpentine, London, England
4. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
5. Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain
6. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7. Acapulco, Mexico
8. Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Aquatic Park, San Francisco, California, USA

2014 World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

1. Dover, England
2. Sandycove, County Cork, Ireland
3. Serpentine, London, England
4. St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia
5. Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain
6. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7. Navia, Spain
8. Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
9. Cape Town, South Africa

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