Open water swimming has enjoyed a huge participation growth since it made an Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Games. It provides distance swimmers the chance to excel in arguably the most gruelling form of the sport.

LEN competitions offer a range of distance options with 5km, 10km, 25km and 4x1500m (5km team) events all contested at the biannual European Aquatics Championships.

10km Roma 2022 M & W highlights

Roma 2022 10km race - part 2

Women's 5km medal ceremony

Roma 2022: Paltrinieri wins 5km gold