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Never Miss a Good Open Water Swim Day

Find good water

Know When and Where the Water Will be Good

Worldwide Open Water Swimming Conditions and Forecasts -- Water Temperatures, Waves, and Tides.

Get more time in the water

Find the Best Open Water Swimming Near You.

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No Beach Found in area of 2000 miles.
beachSwim Site locLocation tempWater Temperature waveWave Height
No Beach Found in area of 2000 miles.

“ You see and experience things when you’re swimming in a way that is completely different…. far more complete and intense than on dry land, and your sense of the present is overwhelming. In wild water you are on equal terms with the animal world around you: in every sense, on the same level.”

- Roger Deakin, Waterlog

About Us

About OpenWaterLog

You love to swim, and want to swim more. OpenWaterLog is a site that helps you get more time in the open water. Know every time conditions are good, find good new places to swim close to home or far away, and connect with other OW swimmers.

We love open water swimming too and use this forecast and information to find a lot of great water. We hope OpenWaterLog.com helps you find more good water, more often.

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Recent Blogs

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Fullerton Avenue Seawall Open Water Swimming in Chicago

The Lake Michigan seawall at Fullerton Avenue is an ideal place for open water swimming in Chicago, even on the busiest days of summer.

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Review: “New Wave Swim Buoy for Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes” Open Water Swim Buoy

New Wave's open water swim buoy product line is widely available and has a balance of features and price that are ideal for many open water swimmers.

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How to Securely Close an Open Water Swim Buoy (Tow Float)

Best practices for how to close an open water swim buoy storage (dry) bag, keep the dry bag dry, the buoy floating, and the swimmer ready for rough open water swimming conditions