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Openwaterpedia is an World Open Water Swimming Federation project. It is an online compilation of open water swimming information and multimedia content for the global open water swimming community. 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, reporting, and ratifying open water swims, trends, and open water swimmers, both amateur and professional marathon swimmers.
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Openwaterpedia is the Wikipedia for the open water swimming world. It is an World Open Water Swimming Federation project to benefit the global open water swimming community.


Openwaterpedia is a unique, comprehensive, multilingual online reference and research tool for the endurance sports, triathlon and aquatic community. Its 81,499 pages of content are useful for research, reference and enhancing one's knowledge and appreciation of the sport with the following entries as of July 2024:

Content & Scale

There are currently 38,978 different entries that have been edited 603,654 times and viewed 30,575,647 times as of June 2022.


  • Interested individuals can

(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


Conceived, created and currently managed by Steven Munatones of the World Open Water Swimming Association in 2009.

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Openwaterpedia is only editable by admins temporarily please email if you need a page edited.

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