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Gerald Kirkham competes in 60th Port Pirie Open Water Swim

vr, 24/03/2017 - 15:43

PORT Augusta swimming legend Gerald Kirkham has proven age is just a number, competing in his 60th Port Pirie Open Water Swim on Sunday March 19.

Kirkham, who turns 85 in June, is the first swimmer to achieve this milestone, competing in his first swim in 1949.

He is closing in on the same milestone in the Port Augusta and Whyalla Open Water Swims, participating in 58 and 59 events in the respective cities.

Kirkham has previously won the two-kilometre Port Pirie race on two occasions, as well as a first-place finish in Whyalla, second in the Henley to Grange swim and third in the now-defunct five-kilometre Delfin Island race.

Read the complete article and see the picture @ The Transcontinental

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Alejandra Broglia unió las dos grandes islas de Malvinas

vr, 24/03/2017 - 01:16

La nadadora argentina de aguas frías Alejandra Broglia unió a nado las islas Jersey Point, en la Gran Malvina, y Fanning Head, en la isla Soledad.

Read more ans dee pictures about a daring swim between the two mail islands of the Falkland Islands @ minutouno

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Veteran swimmer takes home the title

vr, 24/03/2017 - 01:11

A record 820 participants took the plunge at the penultimate round of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series up in the Bay of Islands last Saturday.

1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games NZ representative and Surf Life Saving Champion, Brent Foster (49yrs) out-swam the young guns to take out the male title, with a time of 41:04 minutes and Stefannie Gillespie was the first female home with a time of 44:04.

Read the article @ NewZealandOceanSwims

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‘Pinoy Aquaman’ completes 25th open-water swim

vr, 24/03/2017 - 00:46

Ingemar Macarine, nicknamed “Pinoy Aquaman”, added another feather to his cap after he conquered a 13-kilometer open-water swim today in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte.

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Red Bull Neptune Steps - more than 300 brave competitors take part in 'world's toughest open-water adventure race'

vr, 24/03/2017 - 00:43

In a stacked field, which included Olympic triathlete Gordon Benson and World Universities Champion Grant Sheldon, Mark Deans from Glasgow used his experience to win the title for the third year in a row.

read more and see the picture @ GlasgowLive

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Macarine eyes new open water swim

vr, 24/03/2017 - 00:41

AFTER failing to cross Gingoog Bay which connects Camiguin Island and Misamis Oriental last January, Pinoy Aquaman Ingemar Macarine is now setting his sights on crossing Triana Port in Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos Port in mainland Southern Leyte today.

Macarine, a lawyer and an environmentalist, aims to cross the 13k distance as one of the highlights of the 496th anniversary of Limasawa Island’s historic First Mass by the Spanish missionaries.

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SSA to hold open water race on March 25 as qualifier for KL SEA Games

za, 18/03/2017 - 19:37

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) will hold the Liberty Insurance open water South-east Asian qualifiers on March 25 in the hopes of sending athletes to the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Read the article and see the pictures @ StraitsTimes

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Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim is wide open

za, 18/03/2017 - 19:32

WITH just under a week until the Eastern Cape’s richest open water swim takes place, it is clear that it is going to be a wide open race for line honours in the two different categories.

With an overall prize pool of R39 000 and the winners in both the swimsuit and wetsuit categories taking home a whopping R4 500 each, swimmers from around the country are being attracted to Nelson Mandela Bay on Human Rights Day (Tuesday, March 21) to compete in Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim.

Read the complete article by Micheal Zoetmulder and view the picture @ news24

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A St Patrick’s Day marathon with teeth

za, 18/03/2017 - 19:29

A Kerry man will swap St Patrick’s Day pints for shark-infested waters when he attempts to become the first Irish person to complete a marathon swim off the west coast of Florida.

Read the complete article and see the picture @ The Times

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Jordanhill brothers set to compete in ultimate endurance event

za, 18/03/2017 - 19:26

There's sibling rivalry, then there's racing against your older brother in one of the world's toughest endurance sports events.

The Red Bull Neptune Steps hits Glasgow on Saturday and Mark Deans from Jordanhill has taken gold the past two years.

read the complete article and see the picture @ GlasgowLive

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