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World Aquatics Championships – 5km

July 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PDT

Unlike swimming competitions in the pool, Open Water Swimming competitions take place over long distances in natural bodies of water such as the open ocean, rivers and lakes. The competition distances for Fukuoka 2023 are 5 km and 10 km as well as the 6km team relay (4x1500m). Affected by natural conditions, Open Water Swimming is a grueling discipline that requires knowledge and experience as well as technique.