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Former GB triathlete Sarah Philpott from Dover makes comeback after 15 years with English Channel swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - za, 05/09/2020 - 22:22

A former GB triathlete who hadn't swum for 15 years is making a comeback with her first solo English Channel swim attempt.

Sarah Philpott, 41, from Dover represented Great Britain on six occasions from 1999 to 2002 at one Europeans and five World Championships, competing across Canada, Australia, Mexico, France and Germany.

The former Sir Roger Manwood's pupil was forced to retire from triathlon due to a knee injury caused by running so switched to mountain biking and annual pilgrimages to get her kicks.

Having not been in the water competitively for a decade and a half, she decided to use the pandemic to jump back in the water.

Read the article @kentonline

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Gregorio Paltrinieri Wins 10km Open Water Days After Rattling 1500 Free World Record

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:22

Gregorio Paltrinieri continued his fine form as he won the 10km open water at the Campionato Italiano Assoluto days after rattling Sun Yang‘s world record in the 1500 free with the second-fastest swim in history.

Arianna Bridi won the women’s race in the first event of the championships at which the opening two days are being held at Piombino with Marina di Grosseto staging the 5km races on Friday.

Read the article @swimmingworldmagazine

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Gregorio Paltrinieri Wins 10km Open Water Days After Rattling 1500 Free World Record

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:22

Gregorio Paltrinieri continued his fine form as he won the 10km open water at the Campionato Italiano Assoluto days after rattling Sun Yang‘s world record in the 1500 free with the second-fastest swim in history.

Arianna Bridi won the women’s race in the first event of the championships at which the opening two days are being held at Piombino with Marina di Grosseto staging the 5km races on Friday.

Read the article @swimmingworldmagazine

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‘It is an amazingly positive experience’ – Wild swimmers call on council to celebrate popular Sheffield site

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:20

It is one of Sheffield’s best-kept secrets, but could a ‘wild swimming’ lake just yards from the hustle and bustle of the city centre also be one of its greatest assets?

Every day of the year, several dozen hardy Sheffield souls plunge into the deep, dark, bitterly cold water of Crookes Valley Park’s lake and call it fun.

They have been doing it around five years, and have even set up an online swimming club for aficionados on Facebook called the Sheffield Outdoor Plungers - or SOUP for short.

Read the article @thestar

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‘It is an amazingly positive experience’ – Wild swimmers call on council to celebrate popular Sheffield site

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:20

It is one of Sheffield’s best-kept secrets, but could a ‘wild swimming’ lake just yards from the hustle and bustle of the city centre also be one of its greatest assets?

Every day of the year, several dozen hardy Sheffield souls plunge into the deep, dark, bitterly cold water of Crookes Valley Park’s lake and call it fun.

They have been doing it around five years, and have even set up an online swimming club for aficionados on Facebook called the Sheffield Outdoor Plungers - or SOUP for short.

Read the article @thestar

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NIK HAYNES BREAKS WR FOR SWIMMING ENGLISH CHANNEL BACKSTROKE

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:14

Nik Haynes has broken the world record for swimming the English Channel doing backstroke.

On August 7, he swam for a total of 12 hours, 52 minutes across the 21 mile stretch, smashing the previous men’s record of 17 hours, 2 minutes that was set by Haydn Welch in 1993. He also touched under the previous women’s record, which was 13 hours, 22 minutes set by American Tina Neill in 2005.

At his pace, Haynes was swimming a mile every 36 minutes in spite of the current and waves along with the navigation challenges that open water swimming provides. 

Read the article @swimswam

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NIK HAYNES BREAKS WR FOR SWIMMING ENGLISH CHANNEL BACKSTROKE

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:14

Nik Haynes has broken the world record for swimming the English Channel doing backstroke.

On August 7, he swam for a total of 12 hours, 52 minutes across the 21 mile stretch, smashing the previous men’s record of 17 hours, 2 minutes that was set by Haydn Welch in 1993. He also touched under the previous women’s record, which was 13 hours, 22 minutes set by American Tina Neill in 2005.

At his pace, Haynes was swimming a mile every 36 minutes in spite of the current and waves along with the navigation challenges that open water swimming provides. 

Read the article @swimswam

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Record breaking English Channel swimmer Barry Watson has died

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:11

TRIBUTES have been paid to a local world record holding-swimmer who has died at the age of 81.

Barry Watson held the record for the fastest time to swim the English Channel for 17 years from 1964 to 1981.

The avid swimmer, from Crossflatts, was heavily involved in the Bingley Harriers and Athletics Club, and coached double-Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and his two-time Olympic medallist brother Jonathan Brownlee.

Read the article @thetelegraphandargus

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Record breaking English Channel swimmer Barry Watson has died

Openwaterswimming.eu - wo, 19/08/2020 - 20:11

TRIBUTES have been paid to a local world record holding-swimmer who has died at the age of 81.

Barry Watson held the record for the fastest time to swim the English Channel for 17 years from 1964 to 1981.

The avid swimmer, from Crossflatts, was heavily involved in the Bingley Harriers and Athletics Club, and coached double-Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and his two-time Olympic medallist brother Jonathan Brownlee.

Read the article @thetelegraphandargus

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Chloe McCardel: Swimmer beats men's Channel record and quarantine

Openwaterswimming.eu - zo, 16/08/2020 - 14:43

A swimmer has broken the men's record for the number of cross-Channel crossings - and been assured her fears of falling foul of the UK-France quarantine rules are unfounded.

Australian Chloe McCardel took 10 hours and 40 minutes to complete her 35th Channel crossing, after setting off from Kent on Saturday evening.

She was worried arriving in Calais would require her to self-isolate.

But she said UK and French coastguards have given her the all-clear.

"I'm in great spirits," Ms McCardel said.

Read  the article @BBC

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Chloe McCardel: Swimmer beats men's Channel record and quarantine

Openwaterswimming.eu - zo, 16/08/2020 - 14:43

A swimmer has broken the men's record for the number of cross-Channel crossings - and been assured her fears of falling foul of the UK-France quarantine rules are unfounded.

Australian Chloe McCardel took 10 hours and 40 minutes to complete her 35th Channel crossing, after setting off from Kent on Saturday evening.

She was worried arriving in Calais would require her to self-isolate.

But she said UK and French coastguards have given her the all-clear.

"I'm in great spirits," Ms McCardel said.

Read  the article @BBC

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The most beautiful open water swimming spots in North Wales - and how to stay safe when you're there

Openwaterswimming.eu - za, 15/08/2020 - 14:10

North Wales has an abundance of wild swimming spots - here are some of the best

Indoor swimming pools and leisure centres remain closed in Wales, but that doesn't mean you can't go for a swim.

There are plenty of places across North Wales where you can go open water or wild swimming instead, though there are a few things you need to be aware of before going.

Read the article and check out the swimming spots @dailypost

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The joy of Irish sea swims! Here's why we should all be taking the plunge

Openwaterswimming.eu - za, 15/08/2020 - 14:06

You won't regret it.

Since our island of Ireland has became our holiday island this summer everyone has been going for a swim. You can't look at the water at the moment without seeing a load of people in front of it!

Rain or shine, swims aren't even dependent on the weather anymore. I'm no expert but I have been swimming a few times over the last few months and I think it might even be warmer in the water when the weather isn't as sunny. Does that make sense?!

Read the article @her.ie

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Swimmers dubbed ‘the Oa Giants’ become first to swim the Oa Channel from Islay in Scotland to Northern Ireland

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 14/08/2020 - 09:36

The Oa Channel is challenging because of the strong currents as the Atlantic Ocean meets the Irish Sea

A group of swimmers from Northern Ireland have conquered one of the most difficult stretches of water in the British Isles. Keith Garry, Dominic Mudge, Bill Donnelly, Chris Judge, Colin Lindsay and John McElroy, dubbed the Oa Giants, have become the first to swim the Oa Channel, from Islay in Scotland to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, completing it at the weekend.

Read the article @inews

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Croatian swimmer Dina Levacic proud despite falling just short of tough North Channel swim

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 14/08/2020 - 09:33

Croatia’s long-distance swimmer Dina Levacic (24) on Tuesday failed to swim the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland due to extremely difficult conditions, ending her endeavour five kilometres before the finish.
Earlier this year Levacic told a news conference that she would try to conquer the 34-kilometre-long North Channel between north-eastern Northern Ireland and south-western Scotland in the period between 10 and 16 August.

Read the article @croatiaweek

 

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The 2020-21 New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Schedule Is Here

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 14/08/2020 - 09:30

The open water swim season is back in New Zealand!  We’re excited to announce the return of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series lineup of events to the Global Swim Series.  The schedule has been announced and as of today individual and multi-event passes are now available for registration.  The schedule features 7 events, including the GSS Global Championships.  The Championships were to take place for the first time in New Zealand this past April but due to COVID-19 the 2021 event will be the first GSS Global Championships in New Zealand.  

The rest of the schedule features some familiar classic events as well as some brand new locations that are sure to be big hits among swimmers.

Read the article and check out all swims @globalswimseries
 

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VITALIY KHUDYAKOV COMPLETES RECORD BREAKING 56KM SWIM IN LAKE ISSYK-KUL

Openwaterswimming.eu - vr, 14/08/2020 - 09:26

Kazakhstan’s Vitaliy Khudyakov has become the first person to complete a 56 km swim in lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. 

On August 7, Khudyakov began his swim in order to show support for healthcare workers on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to mark 1 year until the 10 km open water race at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Khudyakov’s 56 km swim broke the previous distance record set on the lake, which was 36 km. 

According to the Kazakhstan Olympic Team, he completed the swim in 13 hours.

Read the article @swimswam

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Guernsey long-distance swimmer scuppered by tide in solo France bid

Openwaterswimming.eu - do, 13/08/2020 - 13:34

Guernsey long-distance swimmer Adrian Sarchet was beaten by the tide as he attempted to become the first person to complete a solo crossing to France.

He set off from Beaucette Marina just after seven o'clock on Monday morning and spent more than 11 hours in the water before being forced to abandon the swim.

Sarchet had to get special permission to land on French soil if he had finished the challenge, which was successfully done for the first time by a relay team from Jersey last year.

Read the article and see the video @itv

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If You’re Interested in Open-Water Swimming, These Beginner Tips Are Essential

Openwaterswimming.eu - do, 13/08/2020 - 13:31

I've been swimming for exercise for over 15 years. I feel my best - physically, mentally, and emotionally - when I'm swimming in a pool, happily lost in the repetition of logging lap after lap in my lane.

But put me in a lake or an ocean, and I feel like a fish out of water. I'm a strong swimmer, but my confidence instantly evaporates when it comes to open-water swimming.

That's likely because open-water swimming is "dramatically different" than swimming competitively in a pool, according to Coach Morgon Latimore, Ironman-certified coach and level three coach, and lead adult learn-to-swim instructor at US Masters Swimming.

 

Read the article @sports.yahoo

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RIO GOLD MEDALIST VAN ROUWENDAAL CHANGES COACHES ONE YEAR TO TOKYO

Openwaterswimming.eu - za, 08/08/2020 - 13:31

In addition to the news that NC State standout Nyls Korstanje is leaving his college home for the Eindhoven National Training Centre, another big announcement came out of the Netherlands today.

Sharon van Rouwendaal, 10k Olympic gold medalist from Rio, has ended her collaboration with longtime coach Philippe Lucas. After 7 successful years together, Van Rouwendaal has decided to make the move to Magdeburg, Germany training under German coach Bernd Berkhahn who already has Florian Wellbrock in his stable.

Read the article @swimswam

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