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2016-01-09 - Burghausen - Open water swimming is developing into the colder regions... Racing distances in water under 5C is becoming a proper sport. One can see that in the number of participants and the number of countries entering the competitions. The number of events is growing too. Many of the participants are open water swimmers (FINA-federations-swimmers and non-FINA-swimmers alike).
Steven Munatones is writing a series of articles on the World Championships in Burghausen Germany on his website The Daily News of Open Water Swimming. More articles will follow.
Climbers have always flocked to the hills of Snowdonia and the Lake District in winter but now they are being joined by adventurers clad in nothing but their swimming costumes.
The first winter snow has settled on the fells above the town of Windermere, in the Lake District. Purple clouds loom over the peaks, promising more to come. But I’m not here to climb the mountains: I’m about to go for a swim.
My guide, Colin Hill, is one of the UK’s most experienced cold-water swimmers. “For the World Winter Swimming Championship
Read the rest of the article about IMSHoF inductee Colin Hill @ Financial Timescold_water/winter swimmingGreat Britain /UK
It seemed like the ultimate challenge: a 5km swim between Greek islands. But would it help me deal with a trauma to come?
I had always thought I could swim. It may have been because I could run. It may have been because I wanted to swim. Or because I only ever did 10 minutes of breaststroke at a time, or splashed off a warm beach. But I really couldn’t swim.
Read the full personal story and see the pictures @ The Guardianswimmers portraitsGreat Britain /UK
2017 is now upon us and here at the Global Swim Series we’re past halfway through our increasingly exciting 2016/17 season. The start of the season, back in 2016, saw things get very competitive between North America and Europe. Now in the middle of their summer the Australians and New Zealanders have their chance to catch up. There’s still a lot more GSS action to take place down under (not to mention in 5 other countries as well!), including the Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim taking place this Sunday. With plenty more races the swimmers in our Pacific Region are starting to move up the in the rankings.
read the whole article and see the rankings @ GSSlocal swim(s)World
A WORLD champion swimmer has battled big waves and strong winds to swim the Straits of Gibraltar.
Catalan David Meca, of Sabadell, took 3 hours and 39 minutes to complete the tough 14.3 km (8.9 mile) challenge, which saw him swim from Tarifa to Morocco’s Point Cires earlier today despite a strong south westerly wind.
Read the article and see the picture @ Gibraltar Olive Presssolo swimGibraltarSpain
The sooner you identify your specific downfall as a swimmer, the faster you’ll be out of the open water and onto your bike. Pick which swimmer best describes you and follow the advice to overcome your weakness.The One-speed Wonder
Your 50 sprint feels the same speed as your 500 easy.
Why you have this problem: Do you swim......
Read the full article with interesting tips @ Triathlete-Europetraining & coachingWorld
The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) has announced the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim as 2016's best open water swimming event in the category of "Offering of the Year."
At the award ceremony American former water polo athlete and open sea swimmer, Steven Munatones, said, "The Turkish Olympic Committee, its staff and volunteers organize and plan, budget and execute one of the finest and most iconic events in the world. The future is very bright for this event and its leadership in the sport of open water swimming is well-established and globally recognized."
Read the article and see the picture @ Daily Sabahlocal swim(s)Turkey
Westport’s Elizabeth Fry has been nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award. It is the fourth time since 2009 that she has been nominated, and is one of 14 women nominated.
Read the article and see the pictures @ Westport Newsswimmers portraitsAmericas
The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim has been resuscitated.
The event returns Aug. 13 for the 20th running of the race that was held from 1985 to 2004 with the exception of 1999.
Steve Brown, one of the local organizers, said having the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim return and to be able to celebrate the anniversary is special.
“It was just kind of the synergy of bringing it back,” said Brown, the race director for the Three Lakes Triathlon series. “We want to play that up.”
Read the full article and see the picture @ pentictonwesternnews10K swimAmericas
PHILIP Seidler won the Pupkewitz Jetty Mile for the fourth year in a row on 27 December while Heleni Stergiadis won the women's category for the first time.
The 10th Pupkewitz Jetty Mile took place at Swakopmund while sea conditions were mild with not much swell.
Read the article and see the picture @ The Namibian.local swim(s)Afrika
Anyone who has enjoyed the children’s book “The Little Engine That Could” has to be impressed with North Andover’s Paige Christie.
While all of 5-foot-1, 110 pounds, Christie has already climbed to heights few athletes of any stature in the world can claim.
In 2014, the former Austin Prep and Smith College standout successfully swam across the treacherous 21-mile English Channel, a feat that only 10 percent of those attempting the challenge complete.
It’s considered twice as hard to swim the channel as it is to climb Mount Everest and the 23-year-old Christie became one of only about 340 women to do it.
Read the full article and see the picture @ Eagle Tribune.swimmers portraitsAmericas
With the coming of the new year comes the installation of FINA’s updated bylaws, as decided by the swimming federation earlier this year.
Many of the new rules focused on open water swimming, with changes to apparel, team relays and a new mandate on wetsuits in especially cold water.
Read the full article @ SwimSwamFINAWorld
This month, along with my usual plans to eat as many varieties of cheese as possible, catch up on Sherlock and re-gift Molton Brown products, I have a shiny new event lined up: an icy sea swim on New Year’s Day.
Along with 79 other regular sea swimmers, I will kick off 2017 by leaping into Margate’s Walpole Bay Tidal Pool to celebrate its 80th birthday. And truly, as the sort of person who normally would still be at the previous night’s party at 10am rather than this sort of revoltingly plucky, ruddy-cheeked affair, nobody is more surprised than myself.
Read the full article and see the picture @ The Telegraph.cold_water/winter swimmingGreat Britain /UK
Australia is world-famous as a swimming nation. We have a celebrated beach culture, not to mention more privately owned pools per capita than any other country. Yet few urban Australians would consider swimming in their city’s river.
Almost every major Australian city sits on the banks of a large river. But judging by online reactions to the suggestion of a dip in the Brisbane river, most people are worried about everything from ear infections to a painful death from brain-eating amoebae.
Read the full analysis and see the pictures @ The GaurdianreportWorld
Steven Munatones made a list! For those who did not catch the coverage of everyone, here are some articles on everyone.
The world is covered by more ocean than land and there is an uncharted playground of water in British Columbia. So why not try something that is done less? You might discover more.
I was a synchronised swimmer as a teen, but I quit due to a combination of the teasing and my lack of success.
I am still a beginner in adventure swimming, but I can’t do much else right now. A couple of years ago I broke up with a long-time boyfriend and it led me to start training for a triathlon. I got back into the pool for the first time in 12 years. I did the Swim Trek boot camp and I failed so badly. I panicked, was violently sick and almost got hypothermia (in a wet suit!). But I only learned this by TRYING. Three weeks later I was swimming 10 hours down Indian Arm.
While continuing to train for my first triathlon, I started to get hip problems. The moment I got the news about my hip, I cried. My Ironman career ended before I could even start a race. But I’d had a taste of adventure swimming and something in my head said 'now I have to swim the English Channel'. The Channel isn’t my ultimate goal, it’s just one of many. I have a big list of swims that I want to do, and it's gonna take time!
Read the excellent story and see the nice pictures @ Inner Voiceandere teams/zwemmersThe English Channel - Het Kanaal
Used with kind permission by Ned Denison of Sandycove/Cork open water swim Camp
As the days get longer in the Northern Hemisphere and the sun actually gives off a bit of warmth I have the annual pleasure of meeting lots of winter pool swimmers. They all seem to have questions which fit into two basic categories:Is there much difference between swimming laps in an indoor heated pool and swimming distance in the open water?
"I am thinking about swimming (pick anyone of these: the local 1 mile race (1.6 k) across the bay swim, Dublin Harbour, the Santa Barbara Channel, English Channel, etc.) so can you tell me how many meters (or yards) I need to swim for the previous year to be guaranteed of success?"
I never really know where to start. So maybe each question in turn:
Is there much difference between swimming laps in an indoor heated pool and swimming distance in the open water?
My mind first flashes to the previously 100% dedicated indoor pool swimmers who now spend their summers in the sea. Pete M. summed it up a few years ago by saying that he wasn’t a religious man but being in the ocean was a “spiritual experience”.
Then the dark side takes over and I see the ones who came down for their first swim and:
The brave lady who learned how to swim six months previous, got up to 8,000 pool meters (5 miles) a week and came out after 15 minutes in a lumpy old sea and said: “I might as well have taken 6 months of tennis lessons for all the good the pool sessions did me out there!”
All but the last of these never reappeared!
The answer is that YES there is so much difference between lap swimming and open water swimming that they can hardly be considered part of the same sport! Water is not the same when you compare a warm and protected indoor pool to the variable conditions in the ocean or river or lake.
Dedicated open water swimmers love turning up and having a different swimming experience EVERY time. It is not just as simple as water and air temperatures, suns, winds, waves and “other”. The temperature of the water will vary up to 2C (4F) over a 25 meter stretch outdoors. Swim into a “warmer” patch and you experience a little bit of heaven each time – but you always know that there is another cold patch just ahead! Cold air temperature will chill your arms and shorten your stroke. A strong sun breaking through cloud in July with warm air will give you a physical and emotional lift that end all work thoughts for the day. Even in the darkest days of winter in December when the actual heat off the sun is negligible – you think of it as your long lost friend coming along for a swim.
You feel like superman/woman swimming with wind and wave behind you until you need to turn back and can “taste” the full resistance – sometimes pushing you backwards. And finally, the “other”! We all deep inside have a fear of the unknown associated with the open water. Maybe you didn’t like the look of the swaying plant life at the bottom, the jelly fish deep down or the seal that just scooted by which gave you a fright. What is better? Seeing it all? or swimming in a churned up sea or fresh water off a peat bog with NO visibility? Then there are the things that go squish, zap and bang. Did you really just swim into a pile of weed? Ouch – was that a jelly fish sting or a sea lice bite? Damn – my hand just hit something – do I dare look? No problem, it is just a stick, sea bird, buoy, moored sailboat, island, floating bottle,seal, another swimmer, etc.
It is not just that the conditions are different every time you arrive for an open water swim. You are also guaranteed that they will change every minute that you are getting ready, swimming and getting dressed! A very different situation compared to the time you went to the pool last year and the florescent light was flickering and drove you crazy!So YES the open water experience is much different from the pool experience.
If you have a great frame of mind and get through first two open water sessions – you will probably come to prefer the open water! Give it a chance…
I am thinking about swimming (pick anyone of these: the local 1 mile race (1.6k) across the bay swim, Dublin Harbour, the Santa Barbara Channel, English Channel, etc.) so can you tell me how many meters (or yards) I need to swim for the previous year?
The answer is: “You need to do enough meters to be physically and mentally confident.” I know that doesn’t really help you… They are no formulas. There is no such thing as a standard meter – all meters are different. I am not trying to be cute with either answer, this is just reality.
So let’s take the big channel swims – call them 34,000 meters (21 miles). Those would be “as the crow flies” meters. You may have already figure this one out – crows are much to smart to do open water swims! Let’s imagine that you swam 6 days a week in an indoor 50 meter pool and did 12,000 meters (13,000 yards) every session – stopping every hour for your carbohydrate drink. This would be a serious amount of training – more than double the training meters of the average English Channel swimmer. One small problem – your channel swim started at 3 am in the dark. You were never before in the sea at night, you panicked and ended your attempt after 13 minutes. So maybe the first 1,000 meters (1,100 yards) of night swim training is worth 100,000 meters (62 miles) of pool training? And so you get the basic idea!
So, step back and ask what kind of swim you are “likely” to get in say the English Channel. If you average less than 2,500 meters/hour (1.5 miles/hour) at your pool cruising speed then you will “most likely” be in the English Channel for well over 15 hours. Why so vague? Remember the variable conditions in all open water? Toss in the confused weather patterns where the Arctic meets the Atlantic, the continental land mass meets Great Britain and the narrow channel squeezing a fast tide to give even faster water speeds!
So, it is more a balance of the type of meters, some measure of distance all done in a way to ensure you don’t injure yourself yet do enough to give you confidence for the upcoming swim..
So what type of training meters should you do? How about all of the following: ocean night, waves coming from all directions, into the wind with the current behind you, next to a big safety boat, a few long (6+ hour) ocean swims, alone, getting several different kinds of frights (all while practicing safe swimming), with 30 to 60 minute feeds, 2+ hours without a feed, in water colder than 16C, sprints, with leg cramps, with a bout of vomiting, peeing, with arms so heavy you can barely lift them, going backwards with the tide and finally in for another few hours beyond what you wanted or planned.
You would want to read the last section again…maybe twice. Get the last shudder out of your system, take a deep breath and remind yourself that your own personal swim distance goal (be it 1 mile or 30 miles) can well be one of the more important things in your life for the next year and a bit. The pain and inconvenience of some training will make it all the more enjoyable when you achieve your goal.
Two friends swim around Sandycove Island in Cork Ireland (1,700 meters) in about 30 minutes in reasonable conditions. One day it took them 75 minutes to complete the lap in “lumpy” seas. What do you think those specific 1,700 meters “were worth”? I would say at least three times that many in the pool.
Why are pool sprints highly recommended as English Channel training? Try this situation – the boat captain says to you after 15 hours in the water: “The tide is turning. If you pick up your pace by 20% you will get to France in 15 minutes – if not you will miss the Cap and be in the water another 4 hours plus .” You will want to actually have that higher speed gear – honed through pool training. That would involve training of say 20 sets of 100 meters coming in on 1 minute XX seconds and resting for YY seconds between sets. Why the variables? Everyone swims at a different speed and with a different style.
To try and make a long open water swim after only pool training would be like climbing 30 strange and unknown steps in one go. The correct training will get you better acquainted with 25 of these steps BEFORE your big day. The more you have experienced the more prepared you will be. You can only visualise something you know a bit about. Visualising a bit ocean marathon is not possible unless you have swum long distances in a “similar” ocean before. Swimming 3 hours in the tropics will not allow you to visualise swimming 3 hours in 12C water.
Swim though a leg cramp on a planned training swim and if you have a similar experience in your big swim – you will remember how to deal with it – and have the confidence to do so. Remember – you can’s stop in the shallow end and massage your leg!Guaranteed of success?
Sorry – wrong sport if you want a guarantee of success. Most very successful marathon swimmers will have a failure or two. The succeed you need at least the 4 aces: physically conditioning, mental preparation, good pilot/crew and good conditions. Some would say you need the 5th ace > luck as well.So…
If you have a goal now great. You need to declare it (at least to yourself) and set out a plan to give you a good chance of success. If you don’t know how to start…send me an email: email@example.com
I don’t get paid for advice…so can hopefully get you headed in the right direction and possibly get you connected to others connected to your goal. Together we can arrange for advice on your training, emotional support (read as “a kick in the backside when you suggest missing an ocean swim because it is raining”) and help on the actual day.
Get those first two "emotionally and physically" challenging open water swims of 2017 - done and dusted! The third swim of the year is when you start to think it is all possible and all worth it!backgrounds - achtergrondenMichael Oram's and others wisdoms
As found on the FaceBook page of Adam Walker:
Adam wrote one of the first sensible guidelines for open water swimming in the early 90's.
AND REMEMBER TO ENJOY ITbackgrounds - achtergronden
Burghausen - Het Nederlandse team druppelt binnen in Burghausen. Daar worden komende dagen de Wereldkampioenschappen IJszwemmen gehouden. Daarbij is er ook nog een Ice-Cup wedstrijd.
Helaas is Raymond Oosterbaan verhinderd omdat hij niet fit genoeg is. Het goede nieuws is dat Fergil Donderdag in de snelste serie zit op de 1000m samen met enkele Wereldtoppers.
Wat plaatjes van vandaag door Fam Hesterman en mij gemaakt:
Overzicht van Burghausen op een plaat bij de lokale VVV
De wedstrijdlocatie in de verte bij de drie lichten vanaf de Burcht.Ice (Mile) Swimming (IISA)
IJsselmeer Marathon georganiseerd door DES op de 1ste zaterdag van augustusStatistieken
WINNAARS VANAF 1970jaar deelnemer 1970 Hilbert Prins 1971 Hilbert Prins 1972 Jan Visser 1973 Jan Visser 1974 Jan Visser 1975 Hilbert Prins 1976 Joke van Staveren 1977 Joke van Staveren 1978 Rudy Willems 1979 Monique Wildschut 1980 Joop Lam 1981 Joop Lam 1982 Joop Lam 1983 Joop Lam 1984 Joop Lam 1985 Joop Lam 1986 Marcel v.d. Togt 1987 Robin Boer 1988 AFGELAST 1989 Lyndon Dunsbee (GB) 1990 Martijn van Heusden 1991 Hans van Goor 1992 Erik van Dartel 1993 Erik van Dartel 1994 AFGELAST (WIND NW 6-7) 1995 Gustavo Oriozabala (ARG) 1996 Etta van der Weijden 1997 Remco Hitzert 1998 Etta van der Weijden 1999 Nicole Brenner (GER) 2000 Nicole Brenner (GER) 2001 Timm Leuchtmann (GER) 2002 Edith van Dijk 2003 Timm Leuchtmann (GER) 2004 Maarten v.d. Weijden 2005 Timm Leuchtmann (GER) 2006 Timm Leuchtmann GER) 2007 Sebastiaan Reijnen 2008 Sebastiaan Reijnen 2009 Bianca de Bruijn 2010 Robin den Boer 2011 Bianca de Bruijn 2012 Marcel Schouten 2013 Jan Willem v.d. Graaff 2014 AFGELAST (WIND W7-9) 2015 Jens Bakker 2016 Lisa Dreesens
Overzicht van alle deelnemers, het jaar waarin zij zwommen en de tijd die ze nodig hadden de afstand te overbruggen.
uitvallerPatrick Ghijsel (BEL) Werd om 16.45 uur uit het water gehaald.
Søren Mikkelsen5:53.54,79 4. Margot Stenveld 5:57.46,99 5. Ralf van der Poel 6:26.27,01 6. Nico Mak 6:32.15,71 7. Bianca Cox 6:43.19,76 8. Christian Broodman 6:53.45,19 9. Delenn van Oostrom 6:54.04,52 10. Jeroen Vogelsang 7:11.53,97 11. Hans-Georg Fiedeldeij 8;19.12,84
Uitvallers1. Jen-Ai van Soelen 1:29.00 2. Youri Severin 1:36.00 3. Irene van der Laan 4:08.00 4. Frans Bijl 5:11.00 5. Ben Zentveldt 5:32.00 6. Carl Plasschaert 6:09.00 2014
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