Open Water zwemmen/Swimming

The Afterdrop, Rewarming And Post Rescue Collapse

Channel Challenge - vr, 09/12/2016 - 01:04

All organisations, groups and teams that are faced with a probability of treating hypothermia should be prepared to apply the best care available and not that which is merely available or assumed sufficient to prevent death.

Over the last few years of dealing with acute hypothermia injuries, I am reminded over and over again that no athlete is immune.

Read the interesting and important article @ Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Ice Swimming (IISA)Ice (Mile) Swimming (IISA)

Stroke Counting: Why and How

Channel Challenge - vr, 09/12/2016 - 00:58

The two numbers that swimmers habitually track are how many metres or yards they tally in a workout – or some calendar period – and the time it takes to complete some portion of that tally. “I swam 3000 metres today and did 1:39 on my fastest 100.” 

It’s far less common to monitor stroke count. Yet, for several reasons, stroke count is arguably the most important measure:

1. Regular Feedback  

Feedback – a way to connect efforts to outcomes – is the key to improvement and personal best performance. Feedback is most effective when it comes moment-by-moment. You learn your time for a repeat only after you finish swimming. In contrast, you can monitor stroke count every lap, alerting you to loss of efficiency or variation in Stroke Length.

read the full article by Terry Laughlin @ H2Open

backgrounds - achtergronden

Swimmers Shoulder – A Common Injury, What Is It And How To Prevent It?

Channel Challenge - vr, 09/12/2016 - 00:32

Swimmer’s shoulder is the term used to describe the problem of shoulder pain in the competitive swimmer, (1).

Most other sports recruit the lower body for propulsion, balance, directional changes, etc. Swimming, on the other hand, is heavily upper body dominant for movement and force production. To maximize the generation of propulsion, the upper body requires an above average shoulder flexibility and range of motion (ROM).

Read the full article and see the video @

backgrounds - achtergronden

CSA Presentatation & Dinner

Channel Challenge - vr, 09/12/2016 - 00:24

For those of you that haven't yet seen the CSA Presentation & Dinner photographs from the 5th November, have a look on the following link:

andere teams/zwemmersThe English Channel - Het Kanaal

100 x 100 bij De Dolfijn

Channel Challenge - do, 08/12/2016 - 23:56
Date: donderdag, 29 december, 2016 - 18:00 tot 21:00

Van De Dolfijn heb ik de volgende interessante uitnodiging ontvangen:

Op donderdag 29 december wordt door De Dolfijn volgens jarenlange traditie weer de 100x100 georganiseerd. Aanmeldingen o.v.v. naam en starttijd graag naar

Voor meer informatie kan je HIER klikken.

Tot dan!

training (pool & open water)

Woman is first to swim north coast stretch in 90 years - ma, 05/12/2016 - 02:17

A CHARITY worker has become the first swimmer in almost 90 years to cross a 13-mile stretch of sea between two coastal beauty spots off Ireland's north coast.

Mother-of-two Heather Clatworthy (34), emerged from the Atlantic as only the second person to traverse the waves between the idyllic Stroove beach on Co Donegal's Inishowen peninsula and the seaside resort of Portstewart in Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

read the full article and see the pictures @ The Irish News

Maraton swimIreland (+ N-I )

Paris Wants to Make the Seine Swimmable by 2024 - di, 29/11/2016 - 01:58

By 2024, the River Seine in Paris will be clean enough to swim in. That’s the grand ambition declared by Paris’s City Hall this week. Parts of the Canal Saint Martin, which flows through eastern Paris into the Seine itself, could even be fit to bathe in as early as 2017 should the proposed cleanup go according to plan.

Read the full article and see the picture, the interesting ideas and view of the future @ CityLab


local swim(s)France

2e Clinic Kanaalzwemmen voor Zwemanalyse

Channel Challenge - do, 24/11/2016 - 11:21
Date: zondag, 4 december, 2016 - 09:00

Bij de eerste clinic konden diverse mensen er niet bij zijn. Er is een herkansing op 4 december in het zwembad in Breukelen.

KNZB open water congres

Channel Challenge - do, 24/11/2016 - 11:02
Date: zaterdag, 3 december, 2016 (Hele dag)

3 december in Nieuwegein is het congres open water zwemmen (seizoen 2017).

Daarin onder meer de vaststelling van de wedstrijdkalender en een discussie over wetsuits of niet-wetsuits in open water zwemmen in Nederland


ONK IJswemmen - IISA-Nederland

Channel Challenge - wo, 23/11/2016 - 21:57
Date: vrijdag, 27 januari, 2017 (Hele dag) tot zaterdag, 28 januari, 2017 (Hele dag)

Op 27 en 28 januari zijn in Volendam de Nederlandse kampioenschappen IJszwemmen.

Het water zal 4C zijn. Dat lijkt een nauwkeurige belofte. Het zwembad heeft het met een nauwkeurigheid van 1C beloofd.

andere teams/zwemmersIce (Mile) Swimming (IISA)

A wife’s perspective on living with a cold water obsessive swimmer…….

Channel Challenge - wo, 23/11/2016 - 21:54

Firstly, you find wetsuits in your house……..everywhere. On the washing line, in the greenhouse, in the wardrobe and the shower cubicle. They are either dry or dripping or somewhere in between. When you want a shower you need to remove a wetsuit from the shower cubicle, which involves carrying one of the articles, normally dripping, from one afore-mentioned location to another.

read the rest of the interesting impression of life with... @ uncontrollablehands

andere teams/zwemmersIce (Mile) Swimming (IISA)

100 x 100 in zwembad Hoornsevaart in Alkmaar

Channel Challenge - zo, 13/11/2016 - 00:33
Date: zondag, 27 november, 2016 - 13:00

De traditionele 100 x 100 van Marcel & Marcel ( organiseren ze dit jaar op 27 november in Zwembad de Hoornsevaart in Alkmaar. Voor velen een mooi moment om vroeg in het seizoen zichzelf te testen.

We starten om 13.00 uur. De baanverdeling is  gebaseerd op starttijden van: 1.30; 1.40; 1.50 en 2.00 minuten. Als 100 x 100 nog iets te veel is, dan mag je uiteraard ook minder doen. Plezier en grenzen verleggen staan voorop. De interesse is groot dus zorg dat je er snel bij bent, want vol is vol!

inschrijven via:

training (zwembad en open water)

Chloe McCardel’s 20th Channel crossing takes record from Des Renford - do, 10/11/2016 - 22:15

Marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel battled a sea storm and some of the biggest waves of her career to complete a 20th crossing of the English Channel yesterday, overtaking Des Renford’s record for the most successful crossings by an Australian.

McCardel, 31, set off from Dover at 3am Saturday (1pm Saturday AEDT) expecting a sea state of force one or two but a storm whipped up and she had to contend with two-metre swells for more than 10 hours.

read the full article and see the picture @ The Australian


Channel swimsolo swimAustralia & Oceania

81 K/19 K RIVER BHAGIRATHI MARATHON SWIMMING RACE - do, 10/11/2016 - 22:07

Sampanna Shelar had every reasons to rejoice himself as he successfully completed 19 K River Bhagirthi Swim and won Bronze Medal in Open category. Arguably, the youngest to stand on podium. But destiny had another plans. During the lengthy prize distribution ceremony while he was seating amongst other champions, he realized that they announced another name instead of him. First, I thought it was a mistake & they will rectify it, so I showed them Sampanna’s photos & video clipping crossing finish line. I also asked them to confirm this from the swimmer who was wrongly awarded 3rd place trophy. They principally agreed. But after long arguments, they still awarded Sampanna a 4th place.

This year the ‘World’s Longest Distance’ River Swimming marathon from Murshidabad to Behrampur witness very stiff competition and some controversy in connection with the final results. Our another international swimmer Miss Nikita Prabhu, who represented India in FINA Cup was not given a rank but remarked as ‘Not Completed the Race’. Few other swimmers faced similar confusion. 

Meanwhile, my friend and well-known International Swimmer from Oceanman, Spain Jose Luis Larrosa delighted the crowd by taking lead from the beginning in 81 K class and left no choice to trailing group. Nitin Chaddha, a triathlete and friend traveled all the way from Delhi to navigate Jose. We were constantly in touch and from Nitin’s reporting we were expecting a New Record. “The crowd was roaring and I knew that I’m in record pace, but around 50 K the river became choppy and I could make out the difference in my pull” Jose explained. “All the time I was relating this to 88 K Hemandarias to Parana Race in Argentina”…“It was amazing experience, Indians are very cheerful” Jose was amazed with the reception & response. “I feel sad about Sampanna, this young boy has real speed”

Our other swimmers Master Devang Shah (2.39 hrs), Miss Anushka Purandare (2.47 hrs) & Miss Sampada Telang (2.51 hrs) secured their places well within the time limit.

Jitendra Khasnis

Maraton swimAsia

Ex-police officer to swim from Senegal to Brazil in shark invisibility wetsuit

Channel Challenge - do, 10/11/2016 - 21:44

On Sunday morning, Ben Hooper will don a wetsuit specially designed to make him invisible to sharks, trot down a beach in Senegal and start to swim.

Hooper, a 38-year-old father and former police officer from Gloucestershire with a deceptively languid-looking front crawl, aims to keep swimming until he reaches Brazil in about four months’ time.

If he succeeds, he will have covered approximately 2,000 miles (3,220km) to be the first person to have swum the breadth of the Atlantic Ocean.

read the article @ The Guardian

Note ChannelChallenge: This is not the first traversion of the Atlantic. Lecomte took the "high road" Canada to France. If I recall correctly this swim has been done starting in the Canary Islands to the Carribean too (may I call this the Columbus route?).

Ben HooperOcean crossingwetsuit

Dipping my toe into cold-water swimming

Channel Challenge - do, 10/11/2016 - 21:36

It's not for the faint-hearted (no, medically it isn't), but cold-water swimming can boost circulation, immunity and the libido. So: here begins my bid to make next year's world championships

I'm standing at the edge of the men's swimming pond at Hampstead Heath. And I can completely understand why I'm virtually alone. Just as you wouldn't find 4'33'' by John Cage on the karaoke machine, and in the same way that Marcel Duchamp's Fountain never featured among Athena's range of iconic posters, most people don't see the point of spending a drizzly autumn weekend lowering themselves into ponds.

this interesting article can be found @ The Guardian

Ice (Mile) Swimming (IISA)

The World Swimming Association: The Group That Would Replace FINA

Channel Challenge - do, 10/11/2016 - 21:33

FINA, the world governing body of aquatic sports and swimming, has come under fire in recent years, with some in the swimming community calling for the organization’s replacement. FINA, which has close ties with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), is responsible in whole or in part for the supervision of major international swimming and aquatics competitions.

read more about WSA @ SwimSwam


Sometimes ‘Crazy’ Gets the Job Done

Channel Challenge - do, 10/11/2016 - 21:26

Two years ago when I launched a campaign to protect the Ross Sea in Antarctica, the Daily Telegraph called me crazy.

“Pugh is like a detective that has been given 24 hours before he gets taken off the case,” the paper said. Adding, “His idea is so crazy it might just work.”

The crazy idea was that I would undertake a series of swims in the sub-zero waters of the Ross Sea to highlight their importance, and then try and persuade Russia to back the formation of a Marine Protected Area there – even though they had blocked the proposal at CCAMLR (The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) on five occasions.

Read the full article and see the pictures @ Lewis Pugh blog

Lewis Pugh(Ant)ArcticaIce (Mile) Swimming (IISA)

Howard James swam the English Channel… at night

Channel Challenge - do, 10/11/2016 - 01:04

Fewer people have swum the English Channel than have climbed Mount Everest. In 2016, Howard James completed the swim not once but twice, and both times in nearly freezing water.

At 1am he stepped into the water and began his long swim from England to France, but it was just another step in a longer and more painful journey for James and his wife Esmari: in 2015 they lost their baby daughter, and part of the reason for James's two records was to raise funds for the charity they set up in memory of their daughter, The Alexa Trust.

read the full article and see the pictures @

andere teams/zwemmersHet Kanaalsolo

Voorlichting en training Kanaalzwemmen t.b.v. Zwemanalyse

Channel Challenge - vr, 04/11/2016 - 12:13
Date: zaterdag, 19 november, 2016 - 13:45 tot 17:00

Bijeenkomst geïnteresseerde zwemmers via aanmelding bij

  • 13.45 uur: ontvangst
  • 14.00 uur: start bijeenkomst (kennismaking, info verstrekken, ruimte voor vragen)
  • 16.00 uur: training
  • 17.00 uur: einde

Zwembad het Kikkerfort
Schepersweg 14a
3621 JK Breukelen

  • Al je vragen
  • Je zwemspullen voor de training
  • Mocht je partner de informatie ook uit eerste hand
  • willen, welkom.
PS, er is recreatief zwemmen in het zwembad tot 16 uur, dus partners en kinderen met diploma's kunnen zich eventueel ook in het zwembad vermaken). Zwemanalyse.nlHet Kanaalestafettetraining (zwembad en open water)