Open Water zwemmen/Swimming

Ice swimmer Lewis Pugh: If we want to save Antarctica, we must build bridges

Channel Challenge - vr, 29/07/2016 - 01:00

Have you ever watched a bridge being built? It is fascinating.

I lived on the Thames while the Millennium Bridge was under construction. The engineers didn’t start from one bank and progress towards the other. They started on both sides – and met in the middle.

First they built stable platforms on the edge of each bank. Then they erected two strong concrete piers in the middle of the river. And when they were ready, they lowered the bridge, in three parts, to meet in the middle. Finally, they reinforced it with strong supporting cables, so when it was complete, the structure was firm and united.

Diplomacy is a lot like building bridges.

read the full article @ Lewis Pugh's blog

andere teams/zwemmersIce Mile Swimming

Everything You Know About Surviving Rip Currents Is Wrong

Channel Challenge - vr, 29/07/2016 - 00:52

Conventional wisdom says that Jamie MacMahan was doing everything right when, about a decade ago, he found himself caught in a rip current while swimming off the coast of Monterey, California. Rips flow seaward, out to deep water, so beach access signs across the country advise swimmers to paddle parallel to the beach to escape the them. The savage, dread-inducing flows kill more beachgoers each year than any other threat and MacMahan, a professor of oceanography and a strong swimmer, was following the “swim parallel” gospel, paddling steadily. But as he thrashed in the cold Pacific, the rip refused to relent. “I thought, ‘That’s interesting,’” MacMahan says.

read the interesting article @ outsideonline

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Hommage to Marilynn Bell

Channel Challenge - vr, 29/07/2016 - 00:43

Torontonians will know of the name "Marilyn Bell" well as she was the first to swim the 32 miles of Lake Ontario on Sept 9 1954 (21 hours of swimming), the youngest person to swim the 21 miles of the English Channel on July 31 1955 (14.5 hours of swimming) and then the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the Pacific coast in 1956.

read the full post with exciting pictures on facebook @ Sally Minty Gravett

andere teams/zwemmersHet Kanaal

British team land relay bronze on final day of World Juniors

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 26/07/2016 - 01:13

An all-English quartet closed the 2016 World Junior Open Water Championships with relay bronze for Great Britain.

It’s been a record-breaking week for the British team in Hoorn.

read the article and see the picture @ ASA

LENGreat Britain /UK

Hythe Aqua quartet Jason Ransley, Paul Hancock, Greg Wood and Stuart Parris are swimming the English Channel

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 26/07/2016 - 01:11

Four friends will attempt to set a new cross-channel swimming record for charity on Monday.

Jason Ransley, from Hawkinge, and Paul Hancock, from Hythe, will be joined by Greg Wood (Brook) and Stuart Parris (Hastingleigh) as the quartet – all accomplished pool swimmers – take on their biggest challenge.

All four men are members of Hythe Aqua Masters and they’re targeting the four-man relay record of 8hr 48min from England to France.

read the full article and see the picture @ Kent Online

relayGreat Britain /UK

Cool crowd embrace swimming the lochs

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 26/07/2016 - 01:05

It was once a niche sport for the hardy who squeezed into wetsuits to swim whatever the weather (Julia Horton writes).

read the article and see the picture @ The Times

local swim(s)Great Britain /UK

OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS: COPs smooth ‘Ruff’ waters to win golds galore

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 26/07/2016 - 01:02

The swimmers of City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPs) gave up the relative comfort of indoor swimming at the regional pool to take part in the joing East Region and Cambridgeshire COUNTy ASA Open Water Championships.

Open water events require specialist facilities and trained officials so the event held at Whitlingham Country Park near Norwich served not only as the regional and county championships, but also as the qualifying event for this year’s National Open Water Championships.

read the full article and see the pictures @ Peterborough Telegraph

local swim(s)Great Britain /UK

Ferry woman swims English Channel

Openwaterswimming.eu - di, 26/07/2016 - 00:48

Mhairi Murdoch, 29, swam the 35km stretch in 10 hours 43 minutes last Thursday.

The junior doctor has been open-water swimming for over 20 years and is a member of Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association (YAABA), who are based in Broughty Ferry.

Read the full article and see the picture @ The Courier

solo swimGreat Britain /UK

Ice swimmers defy death for the thrill

Channel Challenge - di, 26/07/2016 - 00:31

As he swam against the current in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean among leopard seals and icebergs, Ryan Stramrood’s body went numb.

He looked down, pulling his arms one stroke at a time through the -1 C water, and he thought about how clear the ocean was that day.

“You don’t want to see very far down. It can be quite eerie,” he said.

Read the extensive article, see the video and see the pictures @ The Star

andere teams/zwemmersandere overstekenIce Mile Swimming

Van der Poel zwemt 36 km over zee

Channel Challenge - di, 26/07/2016 - 00:19

VEENENDAAL De afstand tussen Engeland en Frankrijk is over het water hemelsbreed 36 kilometer en als het aan Jan van der Poel ligt gaat hij die afstand zwemmend overbruggen. De droom was het startsein van zijn eigen 'make-over' en inmiddels ziet de Veenendaler geen terugweg meer.

Lees het hele artikel en bekijk de foto's @ Veenendaalse Krant

Bekijk ook de websiite van Jan: www.jan2018.nl

andere teams/zwemmersHet Kanaalsolo

Channel Team Wassenaar zwemt het Meer van Geneve

Channel Challenge - di, 19/07/2016 - 14:42
Date: maandag, 15 augustus, 2016 (Hele dag) tot zondag, 21 augustus, 2016 (Hele dag)

Van 15 tot en met 21 augustus heeft Channel Team Wassenaar een time-slot bij de LGSA om de lengte van het meer (69km) te zwemmen. CTW zwemt ook dit maal ten bate van het Willem Alexander fonds en de genezing van Acute Lymphatische Leukemie. Het team bestaat dit maal uit:

  • Christian Broodman
  • Dick van der Holst
  • Hans van Veen
  • Jeroen Rodenburg
  • Patrik Nygren
  • Robert van de Velde
  • Tim Maddock
  • Richard Broer
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ECSC zwemt Het Kanaal

Channel Challenge - di, 19/07/2016 - 14:38
Date: vrijdag, 26 augustus, 2016 (Hele dag) tot dinsdag, 30 augustus, 2016 (Hele dag)

Team ECSC heeft van 26 tot en met 30 augustus een time slot bij Simon Ellis, loods voor CS&PF, om van Engeland (Dover) naar Frankrijk te zwemmen (hopelijk Cap Gris Nez). Het team zwemt ten bate van Metakids. Het team bestaat uit: 

  • Wieteke van den Boogert
  • Helena Mels
  • Jan van Buuren
  • Jeffrey Siemans
  • Pierre Mellegers
  • Richard Broer (coach en reservezwemmer)
ECSC - Team One80/MetaKidsHet Kanaalestafette

IJsselmeerzwemmarathon

Channel Challenge - di, 19/07/2016 - 14:29
Date: zaterdag, 13 augustus, 2016 (Hele dag)

Op 13 augustus is de IJsselmeer-zwem-Marathon. Dit is ook het NK Marathonzwemmen. Vorig jaar coachte ik (Richard Broer) Dèlenn van Oostrom, die met een mooie race eerste werd.

Délenn van OostromIJsselmeersolo

Zwemanalyse.nl organiseert zeezwem clinic

Channel Challenge - di, 19/07/2016 - 14:23
Date: woensdag, 27 juli, 2016 - 19:00

Beste belangstellenden voor zeezwemmen,

Op 27 juli of 24 augustus (beide dagen staan los van elkaar, 1 keer deelnemen is dus voldoende) organiseren we een zeezwem clinic in Wassenaar.

Wat is het plan?

  • Verzamelen om 19 uur bij Strandpaviljoen Sport (Wassenaarseslag 29, 2242 PG Wassenaar)
  • Korte uitleg theorie: Wat maakt zeezwemmen zo speciaal / anders dan gewoon buiten zwemmen? Waar moet je allemaal op letten?
  • De zee in! (omkleden bij Channel Team Wassenaar, incl twee douches voor na afloop)

Wie begeleidt jullie?

Zeezwemmen is echt een specialisme op zich. Daarom heeft Zwemanalyse hiervoor dé expert in Nederland hiervoor ingehuurd: Richard Broer. Hij begeleidt veel teams en zwemmers in grote oversteken en is zelf de eerste en tot op heden enige Nederlander die de Straat van Gibraltar overzwom van Spanje naar Marokko.

Als we veel deelname hebben, dan komen er extra trainers bij van Channel Team Wassenaar.

En natuurlijk zijn Roy en/of Claudia van Zwemanalyse er ook, dus heb je nog prangende vragen over je borstcrawltechniek, dan kunnen we je daar en passant vast ook nog wel even mee helpen.

Veiligheid staat voorop!

  • We zorgen voor voldoende trainers + toezicht op de kant
  • Je zwemt altijd met een buddy
  • Afhankelijk van stroming en wind passen we het parcours aan
  • Je kunt zelf ook maatregelen nemen door je eigen capaciteit niet te overschatten, te zwemmen met een felgekleurde badmuts en te zwemmen met een saferswimmer (hieronder meer hierover).

Wil je meedoen?

Als je wilt meedoen, zou je dan zo vriendelijk willen zijn om jezelf aan te meden via bijgaande link:

https://www.supersaas.nl/schedule/Zwemanalyse/Zeezwem_clinic

Ook als je al per mail hebt geschreven dat je er graag bij wilt zijn? Door je aan te melden in het systeem hebben wij de juiste info van je en krijg jij vooraf nog info van ons.

Wat kost dat?

15 euro, incl BTW. Hiervoor krijg je een factuur per mail. Consumpties bij Sport zijn voor eigen rekening.
Op vrijwillige basis kun je extra geld overmaken voor het Willem Alexander Kinderziekenhuis, het goede doel waar Channel Team Wassenaar al jaren fondsen voor werft (en dan met name voor stamceltransplantatie bij acute leukemie bij kinderen).

En verder…

  • Een wetsuit is niet verplicht!
  • Attendeer nog wat sportieve vrienden op deze mogelijkheid?
  • Mocht je een saferswimmer willen aanschaffen, dan kan dat met 15% korting via www.zwemmenenzo.nl/zwemartikelen/saferswimmers.html. Bestel een boei naar keuze. Vul bij het bestellen de kortingscode ZWEMANALYSE in en ontvang 15% korting

Nog vragen?

Stel ze!

Sportieve groet van team zwemanalyse,
Claudia Broeke
06-36207161

Channel Team Wassenaartraining (zwembad en open water)

Sabrina Wiedmer: used to swimming against the tide

Openwaterswimming.eu - zo, 17/07/2016 - 20:22

June 29th, 11.10am, Mull of Kintyre: Standing knee-deep in cold slippery seaweed, Sabrina Wiedmer taps the front of her goggles one last time, pulls her swimming cap tightly down over her ears, takes a deep breath, closes her eyes, then crawls gently forward into the deep water. 

She’s pointed towards Cushendun, on the Antrim Coast, 17km away. It’s actually the shortest stretch of water through the North Channel, the narrowest crossing from the eastern seaboard of Scotland to Northern Ireland. And it’s lethally dangerous.

Read the extensive and interesting article and see the pictures @ Irish Times

Channel swimswimmers portraitsIreland (+ N-I )Switzerland

John aims to swim every lake in Cumbria

Openwaterswimming.eu - zo, 17/07/2016 - 20:06

John Mather is set to take the plunge and swim the entire length of Ullswater to celebrate the flood recovery of the Lake District and raise funds to keep local swimming facilities afloat.

The 61-year-old, of Thursby, near Carlisle, is no stranger to open water swimming having already swam the length of several other waters in the national park and he’s aiming to swim them all.

read the full article and see the picture @ news&star

swimmers portraitsGreat Britain /UK

Hundreds of swimmers to take to the Lee

Openwaterswimming.eu - zo, 17/07/2016 - 20:00

THE annual Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim will take place this weekend when more than 500 swimmers will take to the city’s waterways.

The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of the city and is organised as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers.
It is set to be the biggest open-water swim in Ireland.
The swim is approximately 2km in length and follows a unique course around the city centre island.

Read the full article and see the picture @ Evening Echo

local swim(s)Ireland (+ N-I )

Swim The Channel: the agonies and ecstasies of the ultimate open-water swim

Channel Challenge - zo, 17/07/2016 - 19:23

Every weekend from May to September, several dozen scantily clad people gather on a pebble beach at Dover Harbour in Kent armed with flip-flops, fleeces, pots of protective grease and a very specific dream – to get in the water and train for the world’s most esteemed open water swim, the English Channel.

Among them, performing the fluid roles of supporter, coach, therapist and hot-drinks supplier, is a small group of loud and weathered volunteers. The subjects of a new documentary on BBC Four, they are the indomitable members of the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation and are as much a part of the Channel experience as the sea itself.

read the full article by Olivia Parker and see the picture @ Telegraph.

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Michael Oram on nutrition during an EC relay

Channel Challenge - zo, 17/07/2016 - 15:38

From a long standing point of view as a pilot - just do your normal thing with the foods you like and the foods your body will accept. You are going to be on a slow moving boat that could well be rocking and rolling. Some swimmers just choose not to eat at all. Things like milk and chocolate can be a problem, but they are nice to eat and comforting.

Your body has between 1500 and around 2000 calories spare in reserve depending on if you are an athlete or otherwise. Depending on your style of swimming you will be using up to about 600 / 700 calories an hour to keep you warm and power you along. In theory you could survive the day on water and drinks - (preferably at more than body temperature).

You can expect your body to absorb up to about 240 calories an hour feeding wise. Forget the carbohydrate feeds and go for the comfort feeding, it help the mental state to indulge.

With solo swimmers that suffer from to much intense feeding we often change them to things like rice pudding or porridge with honey or similar stirred in, you can eat that just as easily sitting on the boat. Keep the food to snacks and nibbles and have a good supply of your favorites

Sensibility wise conserve the energy you have by putting on warm clothing and trying to relax. Ginger / ginger biscuits helps if you are feeling queasy. If sea sickness is a problem (or you are worried it might be) start taking the tablets 8 hours before you get on the boat and keep the body topped up as per the instructions. Note:- remember if your going to be sick over the side of the boat to choose the side that is down wind.

Most of the answers you are looking for are common sense but there is always the internet and the swimmers chat site that will fill in the void of understanding the reasoning behind calorie consumption - body absorption - electrolytes etc - the need for fluids etc

Regards
Michael.

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Everything You Know About Surviving Rip Currents Is Wrong

Channel Challenge - wo, 06/07/2016 - 15:08

About 100 people in the U.S. drown after being sucked out to sea in rips each year, and new research has experts arguing over how best to escape them. Australia has figured it out, why haven’t we?

Conventional wisdom says that Jamie MacMahan was doing everything right when, about a decade ago, he found himself caught in a rip current while swimming off the coast of Monterey, California. Rips flow seaward, out to deep water, so beach access signs across the country advise swimmers to paddle parallel to the beach to escape the them. The savage, dread-inducing flows kill more beachgoers each year than any other threat and MacMahan, a professor of oceanography and a strong swimmer, was following the “swim parallel” gospel, paddling steadily. But as he thrashed in the cold Pacific, the rip refused to relent. “I thought, ‘That’s interesting,’” MacMahan says.

read the full article @ Outsideonline

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