Open Water

Swimming lost a true trailblazer, Dr. Sam Freas.

Once upon a time, Sam's Arkansas men's relay set a new world record in a short-course meters event and our squad was in the next lane getting dusted like there was no tomorrow. And our guys were so jazzed just to be in there next to their show of greatness.

I know it was a Southwest Conference relay meet and it might have been seeded alphabetically, because A for Arkansas is close to B for Baylor.


New York City Commuter

Fun video if you click the link below.


Open Water Swimming clinics have been hosted as an activity for members of the Pittsburgh Triathlon Club as part of the Saturday Swim School. One was hosted on April 28, 2018. More are expected in the future. If interested, join our low-volume mailing list or leave a message on this page.

In the city’s rivers

Group of open water swimmers standing on dock

Open water swimming happens in Pittsburgh with the Pittsburgh Triathlon Club members. Here is a group gathering on the dock at Three Rivers Rowing’s facility on Washington’s Landing a Friday evening in the summer of 2010.


Open water happens with water polo too

Ohio’s Quarry Scramble is a pot-luck water polo tournament in open water every summer. Players from Pittsburgh attend.

View of map of Lido Key swim in 2019 by Michael Marcum.

Swim in 2019, map posted on FB by Michael Marcum.