Swimming Events Guide 2024

Waschburger and Bridi take gold at Lac Megantic

Away from Rio, there was elite open water action at the weekend in the fifth leg of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swimming World Cup. 38 swimmers from nine countries battled it out in Lac Megantic, Canada, in the men’s and women’s 10km events

In the men’s race, Andreas Waschburger took gold in 2h02m26s. Chip Peterson (USA) was second in 2h02m26s50 and Pepijn Smits (Netherlands) completed the podium with a time of 2h02m30s.

In the women’s race, Arianna Bridi (Italy) touched home first, Angela Maurer (Germany) took silver and Olga Kozydub (Russia) took bronze.

The next race in the World Cup series is at Chun’An, China, on 9 October.

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.