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Keri-Anne Payne was born to swim the open water marathon

Eavesdropping in South Africa led to Keri-Anne Payne switching from freestyle to try open water – she hated it, but was good.

from BBC Sport

Keri-Anne Payne fourth in 10km open water swim

GB's Keri-Anne Payne - Keri-Anne Payne fourth in 10km open water swim. Great Britain's Keri-Anne Payne finishes fourth in the women's open water 10km swim, with Hungary's Eva Risztov taking gold. Payne, who won silver in Beijing, was in the leading pack throughout the race, which she completed in a time of one hour 57 minutes. The Stockport based swimmer was Great Britain's first athlete to qualify for the Olympics, when she won gold at the World Championships in Shenghai.

Keri-Anne Payne misses chance to claim Team GB spot for Rio Olympics

from BBC Sport

Keri-Anne Payne angry with rivals after World Championships defeat

Keri-Anne Payne criticised the overly aggressive tactics used by her rivals after finishing 14th in the defence of her world open water crown.

from Runner's World

10 Winning Open-Water Tips from Keri-Anne Payne

Triathlete's World magazine (now closed) - part of Runner's World/Rodale Publishing - 10 Winning Open-Water Tips from Keri-Anne Payne

from BBC Sport

Payne eyes pool swimming after moving to Edinburgh

Two-time open water world champion Keri-Anne Payne will return to pool swimming as she bids for a place at the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

from Mail Online

Girls now know they can look gorgeous and sporty! Swimmer Rebecca Adlington hopes Games will help girls get into sport

Keri-Anne Payne and Rebecca Adlington


Swimmer Keri-anne Payne, the Links of London 2012 Olympic Ambassador.


London 2012 Olympics: Kerri-Anne Payne prepared to brave perils of open water once more

Kerri-Anne Payne talks about the challenges of long-distance Olympic swimming. Jellyfish, anyone? Mike Hewitt photo for