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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Top 25 Places And Events In Openwaterpedia

Openwaterpedia‎ is like Wikipedia for the open water swimming world. It is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool that currently has 17,584 different entries that have been viewed 18,839,143 times to date.

Among the entries, there are 8,883 people, 2,107 terms, 1,691 places, 2,820 events, 1,288 products, 525 services, 146 pilots, 1,860 groups/site, 758 records, and 959 coaches in Openwaterpedia.

The most viewed 25 places and events in Openwaterpedia to date include the following entries:

1. Olympic 10K Marathon Swim ‎(76,979 views)
2. English Channel ‎(54,731 views)
3. Catalina Channel ‎(47,924 views)
4. Strait of Gibraltar ‎(47,126 views)
5. 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim ‎(41,857 views)
6. Molokai Channel ‎(38,314 views)
7. Cook Strait ‎(33,369 views)
8. Oceans Seven ‎(33,298 views)
9. Tsugaru Channel ‎(30,232 views)
10. North Channel ‎(28,194 views)
11. 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference ‎(26,930 views)
12. BCT Gdynia Marathon ‎(13,483 views)
13. Manhattan Island Marathon Swim ‎(12,337 views)
14. Faros Maratón ‎(12,039 views)
15. 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference ‎ (11,257 views)
16. Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli‎ (11,171 views)
17. Lake Ontario ‎(11,023 views)
18. FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix ‎ (10,515 views)
19. Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean ‎(10,430 views)
20. FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup ‎(9,871 views)
21. Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog ‎(9,783 views)
22. Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival ‎(9,275 views)
23. Bering Strait Swim ‎ (9,188 views)
24. Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia‎ (9,015 views)
25. Portland Bridge Swim ‎ (8,838 views)

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