Open water swimming at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships

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The Open Water Swimming competition at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships were held from July 21 to 25 at the beach of Ostia in Rome.


Date Events
Tuesday, July 21 Women's 5K,
Men's 5K
Wednesday, July 22 Women's 10K,
Men's 10K
Saturday, July 25 Women's 25K,
Men's 25K

Note: Originally, the Open water events were scheduled to occur on Sunday, July 19 (5K), Tuesday, July 21 (women's 10K) and Thursday, July 23 (women's 25K); however the FINA Bureau on July 18, 2009, altered the open water schedule due to weather conditions in Ostia.[1]

Medal table[edit]

1 Germany (GER)3003
2 Australia (AUS)1102
3 Italy (ITA)1023
4 Great Britain (GBR)1001
5 Russia (RUS)0314
6 United States (USA)0112
7 Greece (GRE)0101
8 Brazil (BRA)0011
 South Africa (RSA)0011
Totals (9 nations)66618

Medal summary[edit]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
5 km  Thomas Lurz (GER)  Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)  Chad Ho (RSA)
10 km  Thomas Lurz (GER)  Andrew Gemmell (USA)  Fran Crippen (USA)
25 km  Valerio Cleri (ITA)  Trent Grimsey (AUS)  Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
5 km  Melissa Gorman (AUS)  Larisa Ilchenko (RUS)  Poliana Okimoto (BRA)
10 km  Keri-Anne Payne (GBR)  Ekatarina Seliverstova (RUS)  Martina Grimaldi (ITA)
25 km  Angela Maurer (GER)  Anna Uvarova (RUS)  Federica Vitale (ITA)


  1. ^ PR53 - 13th FINA World Championships Rome 2009 - Open Water Competition (FINA Press Release 2009-53); published by FINA on 2009-07-18, retrieved 2009-07-20.