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Yousof asked in SportsSwimming & Diving · 2 months ago

I was just wondering whether you needed to be a triathlete to compete in the open water swimming category in the Olympics or in FINA?

I am aware that FINA (French: Fédération internationale de natation, English: International Swimming Federation[a]) administers six aquatic sports: swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming, water polo and open water swimming which are all in the Olympics.

I just wondered whether you needed to be a triathlete to compete in open water swimming. I did not want to ever cycle. I just wanted to swim and run. Is it just a swimming and running competition. I know I will never make it but I wanted to know the difference.

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