Professional marathon swimmer

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Open water swimmers competing at the world swimming championships
noun - Professional marathon swimmers are long distance swimmers who compete in marathon swimming competitions or on the pro circuit for prize money. They compete in races sanctioned or organized by various entities including the former World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation, the former International Marathon Swimming Association, or the currently FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix or the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup. Thomas Lurz and Ashley Twichell are examples of these types of athletes.

Professional marathon swimmers can also be solo swimmers who are paid for their exploits in the open water. Martin Strel is one example of this type of athlete.

The professional marathon swimmers gathered in Rosario, Argentina for the second race on the pro circuit.

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