Open Water zwemmen/Swimming

10 K National Championships

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 09/02/2016 - 09:32

Miss Tejas Shankaran (18) sprinted towards finish line to secure her Silver Medal finish but shocked to see her team mate and close friend & rival Miss Anushka Purandare (16) already on  the shore. But then realized that Anushka got disqualified for her wrong turn in the last loop of 500 mts.

The inaugural race of 5 K (Women) & 10 K (Men) National Sea Swimming Championships in Porbandar (Gujrath) on 3rd Jan. 16 attracted 52 men & 17 women marathon swimmers from all over India. The race was organized by Shri Ram Sea Swimming Club, Porbadar under auspices of S.F.I. This local club of enthusiast has been organizing races in various distances for District & State Level. However, with the help of friends, sponsorers and various agencies, they took a big step to expand it at National Level.

Miss Tejas was on close 3rd position most of distance however she overtook Anushka in last 1000 mts. where Anushka got confused and swam toward finish point to shock herself for disqualification. Tejas’s 1.57 hrs effort put her to 2nd position on podium. Youngest Master Sampanna Shelar (14) manage to secure 6th place overall.

All these 3 swimmers recently completed 14 K River Hoogly National Long Distance Swimming Competition in Kolkata (West Bengal). Anushka was in 6th position in 1.55 hrs. Just 1 min behind her Tejas touched 7th position. Sampanna’s all out efforts in senior category put him in 6th position. He clocked 1.42 hrs.

All of them are looking forward for famous 5 K State Championship from Sunk Rock to Gate Way of India on 10th Feb. 2015 and following day on 11th Feb. Sampanna will be attempting to swim 25 K across Prawn’s Light House to Vashi Bridge.

Meanwhile, Pune Government announced and honoured me by awarding ‘Best Coach of The Year’. This award is for only one coach chosen from all sports disciplines.

Jitendra Khasnis

Swimming Coach, India

09823195139

National ChampionshipAsia

Message from India: 10 K National Championships

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 09/02/2016 - 01:07

Miss Tejas Shankaran (18) sprinted towards finish line to secure her Silver Medal finish but shocked to see her team mate and close friend & rival Miss Anushka Purandare (16) already on  the shore. But then realized that Anushka got disqualified for her wrong turn in the last loop of 500 mts.

The inaugural race of 5 K (Women) & 10 K (Men) National Sea Swimming Championships in Porbandar (Gujrath) on 3rd Jan. 16 attracted 52 men & 17 women marathon swimmers from all over India. The race was organized by Shri Ram Sea Swimming Club, Porbadar under auspices of S.F.I. This local club of enthusiast has been organizing races in various distances for District & State Level. However, with the help of friends, sponsorers and various agencies, they took a big step to expand it at National Level.

Miss Tejas was on close 3rd position most of distance however she overtook Anushka in last 1000 mts. where Anushka got confused and swam toward finish point to shock herself for disqualification. Tejas’s 1.57 hrs effort put her to 2nd position on podium. Youngest Master Sampanna Shelar (14) manage to secure 6th place overall.

All these 3 swimmers recently completed 14 K River Hoogly National Long Distance Swimming Competition in Kolkata (West Bengal). Anushka was in 6th position in 1.55 hrs. Just 1 min behind her Tejas touched 7th position. Sampanna’s all out efforts in senior category put him in 6th position. He clocked 1.42 hrs.

All of them are looking forward for famous 5 K State Championship from Sunk Rock to Gate Way of India on 10th Feb. 2015 and following day on 11th Feb. Sampanna will be attempting to swim 25 K across Prawn’s Light House to Vashi Bridge.

Meanwhile, Pune Government announced and honoured me by awarding ‘Best Coach of The Year’. This award is for only one coach chosen from all sports disciplines.

Jitendra Khasnis
Swimming Coach, India
09823195139

National Championship10K swimAsia

Aspire celebrates seven years of open water swimming

Channel Challenge - ma, 08/02/2016 - 00:56

Source: Aspire.

On Saturday 14th November 2015, Aspire held its annual Swimming Celebration Dinner at the Hilton in Watford to thank and celebrate the amazing fundraisers who have swum for the charity over the years.

Aspire has been offering open water swimming events since 2009, which have to date raised a staggering cumulative total of £748,540.  Events have been held in Snowdonia, The Lakes, Malta and Turkey, as well as Dusk ‘til Dawn and Night Swims. Over 100 people have swum the Solent, 12 people have swum a Loch Ness relay and 28 relay teams have successfully swum the English Channel.  This year, Phil Yorke became only the 12th person to have completed a solo crossing of the Channel swimming breaststroke.

The total raised for Aspire from open water swims in 2015 is a fantastic £162,980.  44 people successfully swam the Solent, including our youngest ever participant from Taunton Preparatory School, a team of six swam Loch Ness and 38 successfully complete a Relay Channel Swim. 

Mementos were given to all the 2015 successful Channel, Loch Ness and Solent Swimmers who had reached their fundraising targets, with special awards given to the top fundraisers for each event:

Jan Morse raised £4,264 for her Relay Channel Swim
The Crocodiles raised a collective £14,978 for their Relay Channel Swim
Jon Pendleton and Toby Sheppard raised £2,460 each for their Solent swim

Also recognised were the volunteer boat leaders, without whom we would not be able to operate our Relay Channel Swims each year.

The awards were presented by Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, Nick Adams (President) and Kevin Murphy (Secretary) from the The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CSPF).  Simon Griffiths, editor of H2Open Magazine, also attended.

Aspire’s largest swimming event, the Aspire Channel Swim, is currently taking place and encourages people to swim the length of the Channel (22 miles) in their local pool over a 12 week period from September to December.  In 2015 we have 4,616 people taking part who have so far raised over £210,000.  Find out more at www.aspirechannelswim.co.uk.

All the guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal and an inspirational after dinner talk by endurance swimmer Adam Walker, the only British person to have swum the Ocean’s 7 Challenge - the seven toughest long distance open water swims in the world.  Adam had some fantastic stories to tell about his adventures, including some dicey encounters with dolphins, jellyfish and sharks!

Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, comments: “We were delighted that so many of our swimmers were able to attend this event, as it gave us the opportunity to thank them personally.  Every eight hours someone in the UK is paralysed by a spinal cord injury.  All the money that is raised by our swimmers helps Aspire to provide practical help to spinal cord injured people, supporting them from injury to independence.  We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of all of our committed swimmers, whether they swim the Aspire Channel Swim in their local pool or undertake an open water challenge such as swimming Loch Ness, the Solent or the English Channel.”

To find out more about swimming with Aspire please go to http://www.aspire.org.uk/swimming.

The original article has views of the mentioned swimmers >>> here <<<

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Yuta Tsuboi: First Japanese Man To Earn Open Water Triple Crown

Channel Challenge - zo, 07/02/2016 - 23:59

“The first open water race I ever participated in was a one-mile swim at Point Lookout on Long Island and I’ve been hooked on open water swimming since,” Yuta Tsuboi said.

Tsuboi has recently become the first Japanese man to receive the honors of the Open Water Triple Crown title presented by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA). He is one of only 199 men to earn this honor and is inducted into the WOWSA Hall of Fame.

Read the full article and see the pictures >>> @ swimmingworlsmagazine <<<

andere teams/zwemmersTriple Crown

Dan Simonelli Achieves Catalina Crossing in January

Channel Challenge - zo, 07/02/2016 - 23:01

Finished 89 years (and 12-hours) after George Young's historic 1927 swim

From the CCSFNewsletter.

Congratulations to Dan Simonelli, who completed a rare feat of crossing the Catalina Channel in January. 

Only two other swimmers completed a swim in January: George Young as the 1927 winner of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Race. Two weeks later, Henry Sullivan became the second swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel. Sullivan,of Boston, was the first American to swim the English Channel.

Dan's weather window opened to coincide with the Wrigley race dates. Meaning, Dan finished at Palos Verdes on the anniversary of George Young's historic swim. Congratulations Dan! 

You can read an account of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Race at the CCSF website. Penny Lee Dean regularly updates the history of Catalina swims.

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Five top stretches for swimmers

Channel Challenge - zo, 07/02/2016 - 22:41

Op de website van H2Open verschijnen regelmatig artikelen over trainen. Deze over trechen wilde ik jullie niet onthouden. De plaatjes onder het artikel spreken voor zich. Zeker interessant voor de Masters onder ons die "op de terugweg" zijn.

>>> Stretching @ H2Open <<<

achtergronden

Petar Stoychev zwemt wereldrecord

Channel Challenge - zo, 07/02/2016 - 22:36

1000m NEW World Ice Swimming Record!

12:28.10. Temperature: Water 3.6, Air 4.

Thank you to all my friend for their support, before and after the swim!
Without all of you it's impassible!!!
Thank you!

>>> video on facebook <<<

Ice Mile Swimming

Super oordoppen?

Channel Challenge - zo, 07/02/2016 - 22:16

Op Facebook zag ik een blog met daarin erg geavanceerd lijkende oordoppen. De fabrikant beweert dat ze waterdicht ijn en kko geluirdoorlatend. Voor onze sporters met fequente oorontstekingen, maar ook zij die doppen gebruikende tegen onderkoeling, lijkt dit een uitkomst. Als iemand ervaring ermee heeft hoor ik dat graag.

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achtergronden

Al die afkortingen!

Channel Challenge - zo, 07/02/2016 - 21:59

In de loop der jaren krijgen we te maken met steeds meer afkortingen en acronymen. Soms duizelt het. Vooral als het ook nog eens in het Engels is. Op de website van Steven Munatones, The Daily News of Open Water Swimming staat een mooie verzameling:

>>> Engelstalige afkortingen lijst <<<

achtergronden

Swim in the Yugoslav Submarine Tunnels (Bunkers)

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 27/01/2016 - 08:20

Swim in the Yugoslav Submarine Tunnels (Bunkers)

Most of you must remember the former Yugoslavia, at least from TV news. It was a union of 6 Republics formed into a Federation. Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (including the regions of Kosovo and Vojvodina).
In the year of 1991 Croatia and Slovenia became the first republics to declare independence from Yugoslavia. During the recent Balkan war (1991-2001) many of these countries were not were appealing to visit, but times have changed now. Many call know these countries as the Balkans!

The Adriatic coast has a beautiful sea as part of the Mediterranean and it attracts many tourists and holiday makers every year. 

And this leads to great open water swimming opportunities between hundreds of Croatian islands and inlets, etc. Tour operation Strel Swimming has been running week long Croatia swimming camps for several years.

One of the most adventure part of these trips if swimming in the submarine tunnels. In Croatia they swim in the Hitler's Eye Tunnel which was built by Germans during World War 2. Tunnel is often also called bunker or U-boat pen. Tunnel is 250 m long  and 15 m deep.

In Montenegro Strel trip includes swimming the submarine tunnels which were built by the Yugoslav Army in the Bay of Kotor near village called Rose. Most tunnels are pretty dark the more you go in, but Strel team says it is safe if you do it properly and they have had no incidents in the past years. "People love it and it is a very exhilarating moment. "

Youtube video https://youtu.be/62IW-hOXgeM

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Wereld Kampioen op de 1 KM komt naar het Lotec ONK ijszwemmen

Channel Challenge - di, 26/01/2016 - 22:32

bron: openwaterswimming.club

26 januari 2016 - Aanstaande zondag neemt Christof Wandratsch deel aan het Lotec ONK ijszwemmen. Christof is op dit moment de wereld kampioen op deze afstand. Zijn tijd van 14.06 is gegeven de omstandigheden indrukwekkend.

Christof is een voormalig top lange afstand zwemmer die nu zijn indrukwekkende carrière heeft uitgebreid met titels in het ijszwemmen. Zijn indrukwekkende site is de moeite waard om te bekijken. http://wandratsch.de/

Wil je hem live in actie zien kom dan zondag om 12.00 uur naar Zwembad Waterdam in Volendam.

andere teams/zwemmersIce Mile Swimming

Captain Webb’s legacy: the perils of swimming the English Channel

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 19/01/2016 - 00:09

Captain Webb’s legacy: the perils of swimming the English Channel (Published 16 December 2014)
BMJ 2014;349:g7372

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7372

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Stappenplan op weg naar je doel

Channel Challenge - za, 16/01/2016 - 15:44

In de loop van tijd ontdek ik dat er een algemeen sjabloon is voor het voorbereiden van een belangrijke solo zwemuitdaging. Ik heb er een stappenplan van gemaakt. Het zijn uiteindelijk 8 stappen geworden. Onderstaande schema geeft mijn gedachtengang weer:

Er zijn meer van dergelijke schema's in omloop. Misschien staat er voor jou wat te veel in. Of is het te weinig Laat het dan even weten. Het is de bedoeling dat dit multi-inzetbaar wordt.

achtergronden

How long do people have to train to swim the English Channel?

Channel Challenge - wo, 13/01/2016 - 23:17

Op de website van H2Open vond ik dit lezenswaardige bericht van Simon Griffith:

I was asked this question through the website Quora, and this is the answer I gave. If anyone who has swum the Channel wants to add anything, please leave a comment or send a message through our contacts page.

Not having swum the English Channel I don’t feel fully qualified to answer but I’m happy to share what I’ve learnt and observed in five years of publishing H2Open. The longest open water swim I’ve done is the 10.5-mile length of Windermere.

The answer, as with many questions of this type, is that there are a multitude of factors to take into consideration including your current fitness level, swimming ability, acclimatisation to cool water, mental preparedness, available time, access to appropriate training facilities and financial situation. The last is often ignored but you should budget at least several thousand pounds for a Channel swim, and many people have other things they want or need the money for.

Read the full article @ H2Open

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Wetsuits To Be Worn In Olympic Marathon, Says FINA, As Draft Rules Rushed Through

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 12/01/2016 - 16:24

FINA, the international federation that promoted in its ranks the man in charge of organisation on the day Fran Crippen died in a world cup race off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in 2010, will this month consider draft rules on the wearing of wet suits in the Olympic marathon at the Rio 2016 Games.

Jan-Anders Manson, the chairman of the FINA Swimsuit Approval Commission, has been asked to draw up draft rules on the wearing of wet suits in Open Water competitions where water temperatures are (or are likely) to be less than 18-20C. The death of Fran Crippen centred on the opposite end of conditions, waters and dirt temperature on the tragic day searingly hot.

read the rest on: http://www.swimvortex.com/wetsuits-to-be-worn-in-olympic-marathon-says-fina-as-draft-rules-rushed-through/

OlympicFINAWorldAmericas

Rio’s Olympic water consistently contaminated

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 12/01/2016 - 16:21

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic waters in this city are more widely contaminated by sewage than previously known and pose a greater threat to athletes’ health ahead of next year’s games, according to new results from tests commissioned by The Associated Press.

Expanded analysis of Rio’s waterways shows that high viral and in some cases bacterial counts are found not just along shorelines where raw sewage runs into waterbodies, but far offshore where athletes will compete in sailing, rowing and canoeing.

read the rest on: http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2015/12/02/rio-de-janeiro-water-pollution-olympics/

OlympicFINAsafetyAmericas

Olympic waters in Rio even worse than originally thought

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 12/01/2016 - 16:17

Rio’s waters have high viral and bacterial counts not only near shore, but also far offshore where athletes will be swimming and rowing.

A new water contamination study showed that the open water on which some Olympic events will be contested in Rio de Janeiro are more widely contaminated by sewage than previously known, according to results from the tests commissioned by The Associated Press.

Researchers found “that high viral and, in some cases, bacterial counts were found not just along the shorelines where raw sewage runs into water bodies, but far offshore." Athletes who are competing in open water swimming, triathlon, sailing, canoeing and rowing would have a 99 percent chance of being infected with a virus by ingesting as little as three teaspoons of the water. 

read the rest on: http://www.sportal.co.nz

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book: Man VS Ocean

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 12/01/2016 - 11:30

 

MAN VS OCEAN by Adam Walker
 

Adam Walker is not your everyday record-breaking sportsman. He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet - to swim non-stop  across seven of the world's deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks, cap and goggles.

It is not a test for the faint-hearted: swimmers face FREEZING temperatures
huge SWELLS, treacherous CURRENTS potentially DEADLY marine life
(from SHARKS to Portuguese men o' war) vomiting and BURNING off a week's calories in a single swim!

order your copy >>>here<<<

In 2007, Adam, then a toaster salesman, saw a film about a man attempting to swim the English Channel and change his life in doing so. Inspired by this, he decided to try to emulate the feat. After a year of rigorous training without a coach - his first open-water swim was in 9 degrees and he nearly died from hypothermia - Adam achieved his goal in 11 hours 35 minutes, despite a ruptured bicep tendon leading to medical advice to give up long-distance swimming. In 2011, after two operations and a change to his swimming style to take pressure off his injured shoulder, he became the first Briton to achieve a two-way crossing from Spain to Morocco and back. In the process, he broke the British record one way.Shortly afterwards, the Ocean's Seven challenge was born, a gruelling equivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge. At first it seemed that injury would prevent Adam from participating but, ignoring medical advice, he developed an innovative technique - the Ocean Walker stroke - that would enable him to continue with the ultimate aim of completing this seemingly impossible feat. Whether man would triumph over ocean, or fail in the attempt, forms the core of this extraordinary autobiography. Always intriguing, sometimes terrifying, and occasionally very funny, Adam's story is about sport in its truest form: rather than competitions between teams and individuals, it is about man against nature - and against his own failings and demons. In that, it is truly inspirational.

read more on: http://adamwalkeroceans7.co.uk/manvsocean.html

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Swimming adventures in Turkey with Strel Swimming

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 29/12/2015 - 22:09

Strel Swimming operates week long swimming trips in Southern Turkey.
The warm and clear Mediterranean sea attracts many tourists and adventurers every year. Strel team will run two types of trip during May to October 2016. One trip is based in Kas where they swim daily from the hotel base to the surrounding islands over interesting sights, old shipwrecks, old city walls and in and out of Blue cave.

The other Swim and Sail trip offers an 8 day liveaboard swimming and cruising experience. They are based on a large 37 metre traditional Turkish gulet from where they swim and explore the true Turkish adventure.

Swim in Turkey with Strel team and you can count on amazing swimming locations, some great sun-tanning, generous local hospitality and fantastic Turkish organic food.

See two great video trailors below with some guests testimonials.

Swim in Turkey Video: https://youtu.be/gcBA3q6HaJU

Swim and Sail Video: https://youtu.be/QPwN9OG24gg

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