Open Water zwemmen/Swimming

Hamilton woman touches three provinces in marathon swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 28/07/2015 - 23:51

A 58-year-old Hamilton woman has completed a rare marathon swim.

Marilyn Korzekwa completed the swim across the Northumberland Strait over the weekend starting off from Amherst Shore of Nova Scotia; swimming to Prince Edward Island and finishing in New Brunswick.

read the full article @AM900

 

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Marilyn Korzekwa to attempt 3-province, 25-hour Maritimes swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - ma, 27/07/2015 - 10:14

An Ontario woman will attempt a three-province swim in the Maritimes this weekend.

Marilyn Korzekwa, 58, is currently set up a base camp in Port Elgin, N.B. She finished her last quick swim on Friday, before embarking on her 47 kilometre swim Saturday night.

Read the full article and see the picture @ CBC News

 

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Haley Anderson of US wins 5k open water at world swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - ma, 27/07/2015 - 10:10

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fighting off windy and choppy conditions, Haley Anderson of the U.S. defended her title in the 5-kilometer open water race to claim the first medal of the FINA world swimming championships Saturday.

She surged to the lead in the closing meters in the brownish waters of the Kazanka River, hitting the touchpad in 58 minutes, 48.4 seconds.

Chad Ho of South Africa defeated Rob Muffels of Germany in a photo finish after they both stopped the clock in 55:17.6. Matteo Furlan of Italy earned bronze in 55:20.0.

read the full article @ Yahoo! News

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Schoolslag promotietour gaat door!

Channel Challenge - di, 21/07/2015 - 02:38

2015-07-19 - Amsterdam (Gaasperplas) - Na afloop van de wedstrijd in Amsterdam bij de Gaasperplas zagen velen dat er een groepje schoolslagzwemmers bleef zitten en praten. Dit was de go-no-go vergadering van de schoolslagpromotietour. 

Het gaat om de start van een bijzondere en lange oversteek om  schoolslag als open water discipline meer op de kaart te brengen. Na het verdwijnen van de 16km schoolslag in Sluis en het verkorten van de NK afstand van 5 naar 3km is het extreem lange schoolslagzwemmen in de vergetelheid graakt. Het team wil laten zien dat schoolslag wel degelijk interessant is en dat schoolslagzwemmen serieus genomen dient te worden. De Fina heeft er geen enkele aandacht voor; het is zelfs rglementair bepaald dat alle open waterzwemmen in de vrije slag dient plaats te vinden. Gelukkig denken we in Nederland daar wat anders over. Het schoolslagzwemmen kan wel een promotie gebruiken, dat wel.

Wat is de bedoeling? Het team gaat het IJsselmeer op het traditionel parkoers heen en terug zwemmen! Dat is zo'n 44 kilometer. Er wordt geheel schoolslag gezwommen. zoals bekend is het schoolslag zwemmen aanzienlijk lastiger in de serieuze golven die op het IJsselmeer voorkomen. Het team zwemt op 3 augustus met schipper/loods Miloe Blankers. De start is bij Jack Brakeboer voor de deur ter hoogte van de kade bij de visafslag. Het keerpunt in Stavoren tussen de havenhoofden te hoogte van de visafslag en de finish tegen de kademuur of de slipway van de visafslag bij Jack voor de deur. Er zal door het team gezamenlijk gefinishd worden. Wellicht de gelegenheid om een bijzondere schoolslag-trein te maken? Of wordt er collctief op eenzelfde moment aangetikt? Wie al het zeggen?

Bij de start zal coördinator Richard Broer met de zwemmers bepalen wat de aflossingstijd en -volgorde is van de estafette. Deze is afhankelijk van de omstandigheden. Wanneer na overleg met de loods zal besloten worden of de omstandigheden voldoende veilig en goed zijn om de dubbel te zwemmen. Zoniet wordt het project tot een enkele oversteek beperkt. 

De dubbele oversteek is waarschijnlijk goed te volgen (afhankelijk van bereik en weersomstandigheden) op mijn facebookpagina: Richard Broer.

Na afloop wordt besloten welke vorm de schoolslagpromitietoer voortgezet wordt. Enkele zwemmers denken reeds na over een wereldrecordpoging op de schoolslag Kanaal-estafette!

Eerst dit maar eens met succes afronden!

Het gehele team bestaat uit:

  • Astrid Koert
  • Berjan Cornelissen
  • Egbert Stolk
  • Guus Razoux Schults
  • Hans Schoenmakers
  • Karin van Dijk
  • Lesley Voorn
  • Martin de wildt
  • Paul Oudendijk
  • Paul van den Heuvel
  • Peter Folker
  • Pieter Pijnenburg
  • Richard Broer (coördinator - geen zwemmer)
  • Sven Kardoel
  • Tim van de Berg
  • Wietse Beerens

Niet alle leden zwemmen in verband met blessures, zwangerschap of andere omstandigheden. Er zal sprake zijn van meerdere coaches en/of veiligheidsfunctionarissen en/of verzorgers.

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ASA and RNLI launch Swim Safe 2015

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 17/07/2015 - 23:16

The ASA and RNLI have today launched their open water safety initiative, Swim Safe 2015, as new research reveals that a fifth of children have got into difficulties in open water.

The findings also show that while parents are becoming more aware of the dangers posed by swimming in seas and lakes, 26 per cent do not believe cold water would affect a child’s swimming ability. This is despite RNLI warnings that swimming in temperatures below 15 degrees celsius can seriously affect your breathing and movement.

"Swimming in the sea is great fun but it is essential that children and parents know how to stay safe" - Jon Glenn.
 

ASAFurthermore, nearly half (43 per cent) of parents wrongly believe that if their child can swim in a pool, they will be safe in the sea, and one in eight parents (9 per cent) admit they don’t always supervise their children when they are in the sea or open water.

The statistics are released as the two organisations launch their annual Swim Safe programme, which this year is also supported by British Olympic Open Water Swimming Medallist, Cassie Patten, and Swimming World Champion Mark Foster.

read the rest on: http://www.swimming.org/

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London's Royal Docks opens as urban swimming pool

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 17/07/2015 - 18:22

A former shipping hub in East London is the latest open water-swimming spot to open in the capital this summer.

The Royal Docks, near London City Airport and the ExCel Centre in east London, are open for both casual and competitive swimmers this summer during set periods on weekdays and Sunday mornings.

Non-hardy types need not apply: the water temperature hovers at around 18C - a swimming pool is typically 25-30C - although wetsuits, showers and hot and cold food are available on site.

read the rest on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

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results: Tenero, Switerland

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 14/07/2015 - 16:24
Trophy Point Ranking   Results Friday, 10th July 2015 7.5km Boys 7.5km Girls   Results Saturday, 11th July 2015 5km Boys 5km Girls   Results Sunday, 12th July 2015 Teamevent   source: https://www.tenero2015.ch/ LENContinental ChampionshipSwitzerland

Adam Walker is invited as special guest at the Bosporus race

Openwaterswimming.eu - ma, 13/07/2015 - 13:35

Adam Walker celebrity guest...at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 26th July 2015 - Turkey.

Thousands of swimmers will take part in this increasingly popular 6,5 km open water race that starts in Kalıca, Asia.
Organised by the Turkish Olympic Committee, the event has been running for 26 years and where it began with 4 female entrants and 64 male entrants in 1989, this swim now welcomes thousands of swimmers from all around the World!
Adam is also very much looking forward to swimming the 6.5k route himself and be ready and waiting to congratulate the swimmers in Kurucesme as they finish their race!
Find out more about the Bosphorus Swim here>> and finishes in Kurucesme, Europe.

or watch this video>>

Samsung Boğaziçi Yüzme Yarışı'nın Bu Yılki Ünlü Konuğu Adam Walker 3.7.2015 Türkiye Milli Olimpiyat Komitesi (TMOK) tarafından 26 Temmuz’da İstanbul Boğazı’nda 27’ncisi düzenlenecek Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı’nın bu yıl en dikkat çekici ve sürpriz ismi, dünyanın en zorlu yedi okyanus geçişinde başarıyla kulaç atan ilk İngiliz yüzücü Adam Walker olacak. Dünyada bu başarılı sonuca ulaşan altı sporcudan biri olan Walker, geçtiğimiz yıl Oceans Seven (7 Okyanus) açık deniz yüzme etkinliği kapsamında Yeni Zelanda’nın soğuk sularındaki Cook Boğazı Geçişi esnasında 180 cm’lik bir köpek balığı ile burun buruna gelmişti. O sırada 10 tane yunus Walker’in etrafını sarıp, adeta ünlü yüzücüyü abluka altına alarak köpek balığını oradan uzaklaştırmış ve yüzücüye yaklaşık bir saat eşlik etmişti. Walker bu yarışta Cook Körfezi’ni 8,5 saatte geçmişti. Adam Walker geçen sene Dünya Açık Su Yüzme Derneği (WOWSA) tarafından da ‘Dünyanın En iyi Açık Su Yüzücüsü’ adayı gösterilmişti. Ünlü yüzücü Walker, 25 Temmuz’da Boğazda Kuruçeşme’de özel bir yüzme gösterisi yapacak ve ayrıca 26 Temmuz Pazar günü Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı’nda da 6,5 km’lik zorlu parkurda yüzecek.

source: http://bogazici.olimpiyat.org.tr/haber_detay.aspx?id=24

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New Amsterdam City Swim

Channel Challenge - ma, 13/07/2015 - 00:06

Hi Richard,

Langs deze weg willen wij je graag bedanken voor de enthousiaste trainingen. We waren goed voorbereid voor onze swim!

In totaal hebben wij met alle zwemmers bijna $ 450.000,- opgehaald voor het project MinE: een DNA onderzoek om een oorzaak en remedie te vinden voor ALS.

Wij kijken terug op een hele bijzondere ervaring. Stel je voor,… Zondag 21 juni, New York City, Pier 45, 33 graden Celsius. Een kleine 400 man staat in spanning te wachten op de pier tot hun wave de sprong in het water mag maken. 150 Nederlands en de rest Amerikanen. Ieder in z’n wetsuit. Dat met deze temperatuur het zweet langs je rug doet lopen. Schuifelend komen we bij de rand. “Jump!” tettert iemand in onze oor. En wij springen in het koude water. De eerste meters zijn pittig door de tegenwind en stroming, maar wanneer we de boei bereiken, komen wij in een cadans. Links van ons kijken we op de skyline van Manhattan en voor ons het Vrijheidsbeeld. Daar zijn toch geen woorden voor?

Na een klein half uurtje zit onze mijl erop. Voldaan en ontroerd. Niet alleen omdat we een sportieve uitdaging hebben volbracht, maar vooral omdat opeens zo voelbaar wordt voor wie we het allemaal doen. Voor moeders, vaders,  broers, zussen en vrienden met ALS. Voor die ene man, die na de tocht op ons afstapte met de woorden. “Thank you for swimming.”

Zo willen wij ook jou hartelijk bedanken. Bedankt voor jouw bijdrage en support.

Groetjes
Marja en Odette

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American Melissa O'Reilly wins ice swim-off in Russian Arctic race

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:36
The Murmansk Mile Sports Festival took place on the shores of Kola Bay in the Russian Arctic on June 27. Participants fought for victory in petanque (a French game involving hollow metal balls), mini-soccer, rugby and sailing, but the most anticipated event was a swim-off across Kola Bay.

The total of 27 men and eight women took part in the swim-off. It is not the first time that many of the swimmers have come to the Mile in search of thrills and chills: the water temperature in different parts of the bay that day ranged from five to nine degrees above zero Celsius (41-48 Fahrenheit)

Read the full article and see the picture @ Russia Behind the Headlines cold_water/winter swimmingRussia

Summer to remember for Walsall swimmer as he takes on extreme challenges

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:32

A WALSALL swimmer is making it a summer to remember, and celebrating hitting 47, by taking on seven extreme fitness challenges in four weeks for charity.

Super swimmer Paul Bates, who has already swum the English Channel twice – and is set to swim it for a third time later in the year – has drawn up a list of tough events he will tackle during June and July as part of a mission to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

read the full article and see the picture @ Walsall Advertiser

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Chard and District swimmers bag medals in Open Water meet at Weymouth

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:27

The Championships comprise of various race distances from 750 metres through to the gruelling 10km, all held under FINA (The International Swimming Federation) rules which do not permit the wearing of wetsuits.

Millie Downes and Abi Greenslade won a gold and silver respectively for the South West Region and Somerset in the girls 750 metres.

Read the full article and see the picture @ Midweek Herald

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Young Stars: 'Billy the kid' makes waves at Great North Swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:23

GRIMSBY Aquatics Swim Team is celebrating after one of its top swimmers took part in the 2015 Great North Swim Elite Men's Race.

British Swimming recognised Billy Hendry's talent by inviting him to take part in a race, in which the 14-year-old was the youngest competitor in a field made up of international Open Water champions from Australia, Germany and Ireland.

Up to 10,000 swimmers take the plunge at Britain's biggest open-water swimming event each year.

Read it all and see the picture gallery @ Grimsby Telegraph

 

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Young Stars: Cleethorpes swimmer takes national open water crown

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:20

ELLIE Buxton has been crowned as the girls 14 and under Open Water Champion for the ASA North East Region.

The 13-year-old Cleethorpes & District SC (CADs) swimmer was the club's sole representative at this year's combined North East and West regional Open Water event at the Helly Hansen Water Sports centre in Manchester's Salford Quays.

Read it all and see the picture @ Grimsby Telegraph

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Crocodile sightings force cancellation of open water swim in Australia

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:10

TOWNSVILLE, Australia -- An eight-kilometer open water swimming event between a popular north Queensland island and the city of Townsville has been canceled due to crocodile sightings.

read the full article @ ESPN

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Swimmers ready to take the plunge at the Great Scottish Swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 10/07/2015 - 00:04

COMMONWEALTH Games gold medal-winning swimmer Ross Murdoch was on hand to give tips to three generations of the same family who are gearing up to take part in this year's Great Scottish Swim.

The athlete met with the intrepid Gray family, headed up by grandad Gordon, 55, his son David, 31, and grandsons Dylan and Darren Connell, 14 and 12 on the banks of Loch Lomond yesterday.

The event takes place at the Loch on 29 August, giving the 2,000 expected participants the chance to swim distances ranging from a half mile course to one mile, two miles and a gruelling five kilometre "half - marathon" swim.

read the rest and see the picture @ HeraldScotland.

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Trending Wimbledon Viral Videos Celtic FC Rangers FC Property Business Motoring Travel Lifestyle Home Sport Local Sport West Dunbartonshire Sport Commonwealth star Ross Murdoch joins fellow Great Scottish Swimmers o

Openwaterswimming.eu - do, 09/07/2015 - 23:59

The 200m gold medallist gave swimming advice to some of the participants of the race, which takes place on August 29.

Alexandria swim star Ross Murdoch was on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond today (8 July) to meet some fellow swimmers ahead of this year’s Great Scottish Swim. Set to take place in Loch Lomond on August 29 for the third consecutive year, the Great Scottish Swim gives participants the chance to swim in the picturesque surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

read the rest and see the picture @ Daily Record

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12 uur baantjes trekken: ruim € 5.000 voor Metakids

Channel Challenge - wo, 08/07/2015 - 07:37

Op 30 mei zwommen een aantal stoere teams de afstand van het Kanaal tussen Frankrijk en Engeland, maar dan in zwembad de Kulk in Vlaardingen. Aanjager is Wieteke van den Boogert van ONE80 fit studio, die al eens het IJsselmeer overzwom voor Metakids. Stagiair Naomi organiseerde het evenement voor haar opleiding Lifestyle Coach en zorgde zo voor een hele mooie bijdrage voor onderzoek naar stofwisselingsziekte. Dankzij de grote inzet en betrokkenheid van de 6 zwemteams en hun sponsoren is er tot nu toe € 5.242,75 bij elkaar gezwommen!

Na de openingswoorden van Wieteke en wethouder Arnout Hoekstra kon het startschot worden gelost door Lotte, de dochter van Dennis en Marleen van Eijck. Lotte heeft stofwisselingsziekte. De vraag: hoe houden de team zich 12 uur staande, uh zwemmende? Door het enthousiasme en de gezelligheid viel het de meeste minder zwaar als gedacht. Robert Pon van team de Zwembandjes, die een hele zwik bedrijven bereid vond om zijn vrolijke team te sponsoren: "Een bedrijf wilde ons graag per baantje sponsoren. Als je in het bad ligt denk je telkens aan kinderen die net als Lotte elke dag leven met stofwisselingsziekte. Dan ga je nog een tandje harder".

Naomi is tevreden en trots: "We voelden dat het een mooie dag zou worden maar zo'n hoge opbrengst hadden we niet verwacht. Een meer dan goede basis voor het team van Wieteke (Jan, Jeffrey, Patrick en coach Richard) voor een succesvolle overtocht op het Kanaal". Metakids bedankt Naomi en haar team vrijwilligers, alle teams en sponsoren van harte. Topprestatie hoor!

Lees >>>hier<<< alles over Metakids.

 

 

Team One80/MetaKidsestafettetraining (zwembad en open water)

5# Neda el Món SZoggs SwimBarcelona, Spain

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 07/07/2015 - 15:25
Date: Sunday, 19 July, 2015 (All day)

5.700m and 3.600m

http://nedaelmon.com/en/Travessies/Detalls/25

5th Sailfish SwimBarcelona swim

The Sailfish SwimBarcelona enables us to view Barcelona's skyline from a different, special side: from the sea. It allows us to see the city and its coastline in an original way. The 5700m, from the Barceloneta beach to the Fòrum Park, will offer us breath-taking views of new and old icons of the city, starting at the W Hotel and finishing at the Forum's Solar Panel, passing in front of the Olympic Village, the Gas Building, the Agbar Tower, the Sagrada Familia and the Diagonal Mar district. And at the background, Collserola and the Tibidabo. A big open water feast. Since 2012 we also organise a shorter passage, 3600m, starting at the Nova Icària beach and arriving at the Fòrum Park.

5.700 m 3.600 m

Technical sheet

Place: Barcelona

Date: 19 July 2015

Field: Sea

Distance: 3,600 m – 5,700 m

Start point: St Sebastià beach and Nova Icària beach

End point: Port Fòrum swimming area

Limit of participants: 800

Water temperature: 22 - 23 ºC

4a Neda el Món Zoggs SwimBarcelona (2014) from Neda el Món on Vimeo.

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report: 4# Marnaton eDreams St Feliu de Guixols

Openwaterswimming.eu - ma, 06/07/2015 - 20:35

More than 600 swimmers enjoyed the crystal-clear waters and the marine depths of the Guíxols coast

Barcelona, 27th of June 2015.- This Saturday 27th of June the IV MARNATON eDreams Sant Feliu de Guíxols took place, the third challenge in the calendar of open-sea events of the IV MARNATON eDreams Cup. With the addition of a new distance, a 1.5km swim, this year there were more participants than ever, giving a huge number of swimmers, over 600, a chance to enter; among their number were many amateur swimmers.

The starting pistol went off at 10:00 at Canyet for the first challenge of the day, a 6km swim. The first swimmers to complete the course were joint winners, Rafa Cabanillas and Jordi Bosch (1:07:44). The third to finish was Mario Guillen (1:11:45). In the female rankings the first woman to finish was Minerva Pujol (1:15:26), in second place was Elisenda Llorens (1:16:01) and in third place was Sabina Martínez (1:18:09).

The 1.5km swim started at 12:30 from Port Salvi. The first swimmer to finish, Joel Blanca, completed the course in 21:31mins. In second place was Álvaro Pozo (23:39) and in third place was Enric Izquierdo (23:45). On the female podium was Andrea López in first place (24:27), Xènia Juan in second place (26:07) and Miriam Diaz in third place (27:08).

At 12:00 the new MARNATON Kids took place on the Sant Feliu de Guíxols beach, with more than 40 children enjoying the swim and also joining in the seaside party.
And when all the swimmers finished they were able to enjoy the traditional Butifarrada barbecue. The perfect occasion to recover and round off the day all together.

Rankings 6km swim (Canyet > Platja Sant Feliu de Guíxols)
http://www.marnatonedreams.com/pdfs/resultados_pdfs/Resultados_Marnaton_...
Rankings 1.5km swim (Port Salvi > Platja Sant Feliu de Guíxols)
http://www.marnatonedreams.com/pdfs/resultados_pdfs/Resultados_Marnaton_...

MARNATON 2015 challenges
Following the IV MARNATON eDreams Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the IV MARNATON eDreams Cup swimming season will end in Cadaqués. The legendary MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués will celebrate its eighth year on 19th of September with the
traditional 6.5km swim from Cap de Creus to Cadaqués and a 2km swim from Caials to the Cadaqués beach. There will also be a MARNATON Kids giving the children a chance to show what they are capable of.

About Marnaton
Marnaton (www.marnatonedreams.com) is a company which specialises in organising open water swimming events. Since 2008, its objective has been to promote long distance swimming, with a special focus on safety, the environment and creating a family atmosphere, as well as promoting a healthier lifestyle and respect for the environment. Swimmers from home and abroad have already swum with MARNATON in some of the six editions of the legendary Cap de Creus - Cadaqués (6.5 Kilometres).

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