Category Archives: open-water

Open Water Comparison: FINIS Surge vs. Zoggs

Open Water Comparison: FINIS Surge vs. Zoggs

The folks at FINIS have been fortunate enough to find themselves at the center of an open water explosion. This subcategory of the sport we all love has evolved into one of the most rapidly growing activities in the country. … Continue reading

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In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

We were very fortunate to have Ben Lecomte come to the FINIS office today. Ben currently holds the World Record for the longest swim in history, when in 1998 he swam from the East coast of the United States over … Continue reading

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FINIS’ Trent Grimsey breaks English Channel swim record

FINIS' Trent Grimsey breaks English Channel swim record

Grimsey breaks channel swim record   http://www.theage.com.au Date September 10, 2012 Trent Grimsey, FINA’s top ranked Open Water swimmer, has broken the record for an unassisted solo crossing of the English Channel by a massive two minutes and 50 seconds. … Continue reading

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The Huffington Post: Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

The Huffington Post: Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick By: Jaimal Yogis, Huffington Post On Friday, August 31, at 6 a.m., ultra swimmer Jamie Patrick will begin his attempt to become the first human to ever swim around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe. Though he’ll … Continue reading

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Grimsey is Grand Prix Champion

Grimsey is Grand Prix Champion

  FINIS sponsored athlete Trent Grimsey was crowned the overall champion in the 2012 FINA Grand Prix Series. He finished second behind Peter Stoychev in the 30km Macedonian Grand Prix race, and was leading up until the last 500 meters of the … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad: Ready to Go!

Diana Nyad: Ready to Go!

We are extremely proud to support Diana Nyad as she attempts this monumental feat. The International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee is attempting to swim 103 miles through the open ocean, from Cuba to Florida. She has set a date … Continue reading

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The Art of Feeding

The Art of Feeding

 If you’re new to open water swimming or haven’t logged swim distances that more closely resemble something a runner might do, the term feeding may be unfamiliar. Like other marine creatures that spend significant time in the water, long distance … Continue reading

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Open Water: Do I Have To Cool Down?

In a follow up to the previous post on Tuesday, Warm Up, this post is all about cooling down after races. Although getting back in the cold open water is most likely the last thing you want to do after … Continue reading

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Open Water: What Warm Up?

Open Water: What Warm Up?

Two of the most overlooked aspects of performance – especially in open water swimming and triathlon – are warm up and cool down (Part 2 of this series). Too often, athletes spend all sorts of time setting up their transitions, … Continue reading

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2012 FINIS Catfish OW Swim

2012 FINIS Catfish OW Swim

Interested in swimming at a great open water event? Come out and race at the FINIS Catfish Open Water Swim! The race is on Saturday July 21st @ Chesbro Reservoir, Morgan Hill, CA.  As a thank you to our loyal followers … Continue reading

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