The Official Website of Open Water Swimmer Alex Meyer


I am very proud to announce A Day in the Life of Alex Meyer - a documentary on the pursuit of my passions. I hope to promote open water swimming safety and to inspire you to chase your dreams. Please share it through your connections.
On this site I also share articles about myself and my career, race schedule and results, and information about my training. Thank you!

Day in the Life Video: Alex Meyer, US Open Water Swimming National Champion & Olympian

February 20, 2014


Swimming video and Q&A with Olympian Alex Meyer is courtesy of Vasa, a SwimSwam partner.

FOX Sports In Focus: Alex Meyer

July 19, 2012

FOXSports.com's Laura Okmin sits down with Olympic long distance swimmer Alex Meyer. Find out what inspires him to compete. Watch Video


July 22, 2012

Alex Meyer Will Swim with a Purpose in London

by Bonnie D. Ford

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- As a kid in upstate New York, Alex Meyer imagined jumping off a bridge at the northern end of slender Cayuga Lake and swimming farther than he could see, almost 40 miles south, to his hometown of Ithaca. 

The Boston Globe

May 13, 2012

Alex Meyer focusing on the open water of Olympics

by John Powers

It’s not as though he was the first guy to splash around in Walden Pond. Henry David Thoreau paddled across it, generations of skinny-dippers have immersed themselves, and triathletes train there. But when Alex Meyer does his extended up-and-backs at the Concord swimming hole, he eventually attracts a cadre of the curious.

Sports Illustrated

December 20, 2011

Open-water swimmer Alex Meyer looks to make name for himself in 2012

by Bette Marston

With the Olympics right around the corner, most athletes have the Olympic trials at the front of their mind. But Alex Meyer is not like most athletes. The open-water swimmer is the first American swimmer to have qualified for the 2012 Games. While he is still training hard, Meyer, 23, can relax just a tiny bit, knowing that he will be representing the U.S. in London next summer... read more

Swimming World

November 21, 2011

2011 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.) collected the Breakout Performer of the Year Award. Meyer won the 2011 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship and became the first U.S swimmer to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games with his fourth place finish in the 10K at World Championships. Watch Video


The New York Times

October 22, 2011

From Walden Pond to the Olympics: Alex Meyer Thrives in the Open Water

by Karen Crouse

CONCORD, Mass. — Wading into Walden Pond, Alex Meyer did not exactly find an idyllic sanctuary, a spot where one’s solitude is broken only by birdsong... read more

USA Today

October 13, 2011

Swimming for a Fallen Friend

by Vicki Michaelis

CONCORD, Mass. – The trees surrounding Walden Pond are letting go of their leaves. The beach on the pond's eastern edge holds just a smattering of visitors. The water is cool to the touch. Still, Alex Meyer, the first U.S. swimmer to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, is swimming, no wetsuit, a half mile to the western shoreline and back — a warmup for an hours-long workout in the water Henry David Thoreau.... read more

The Morning Swim Show

September 9, 2011

Tim Murphy Talks About Job as USA Olympic Open Water Head Coach

PHOENIX, Arizona, September 9. ON today's edition of The Morning Swim Show Tim Murphy talks about preparing for his role as head coach of the USA Olympic open water team. Only one swimmer has been selected for that team so far, and it happens to be one of Murphy's personal swimmers, Alex Meyer. Murphy talks about... read more

USA Swimming: 20 Question Tuesday

September 6, 2011

by Bob Schaller

Wondering just who will make the coveted, precious few spots on the 2012 Olympic Team? Alex Meyer doesn’t need to worry. He’s the one person who has secured a spot based on his fourth-place finish at the 2011 Open Water World Championships in Shanghai. He talks about being the sole qualifier at this point, and claims that... read more

USA Swimming Adds Coaches to Olympic Staff

September 1, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today named Tim Murphy, Bob Bowman and Dave Salo to its 2012 Olympic swim team coaching staff. Murphy will lead the U.S. open water Olympic team, Bowman will serve as an assistant coach for the men’s swim team and Salo will be an assistant coach for the women’s team. Leading up to next year’s Olympic Games, Bowman will work with Olympic Men’s Head Coach Gregg Troy and Salo will team with Women’s Head Coach Teri McKeever to help prepare the U.S. swim team for success in London. The remaining four members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic swim team... read more

The Morning Swim Show

August 19, 2011

Alex Meyer on Qualifying and Training for the Olympics

PHOENIX, Arizona, August 19. OLYMPIAN Alex Meyer joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show to discuss the world championships and his training over the next 11 months. Meyer is the first athlete named to the USA Swimming Olympic team for 2012, and he talks about the qualifying race that put him on the team, as well as the Olympic... read more