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Murmansk, Russia Selected For IISA World Championship

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:43

The President and founder of the International Ice Swimming Association Ram Barkai announced Murmansk, Russia as the host city for the Ice Swimming World Championships 2019 on March 14th – 17th.

Swimmers from 30 countries are expected to be represented at the 2019 championships.

Reigning world record holders and world champions Hania Bakuniak from Poland (13 minute 5 second ice kilometer record-holder) and Petar Stoychev from Bulgaria (12 minute 15 second ice kilometer record-holder) are expected to take part.

Read the full article and see the pictures @ Daily News of Open Water Swimming

cold water & ice swimming (IISA)

Dover Docks Revival

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:41

PRESS RELEASE: Marina Pier units set sail to Dover as waterfront regeneration takes shape

The #PortofDover is beginning to take delivery of the new Marina Pier, as part of the #DoverWesternDocksRevival (DWDR) development, which consists of 360 individual precast concrete units with a combined weight of 13,350t and marks the return of 550m of revitalised waterfront promenade.

Components for the Marina Pier are being manufactured by Macrete, a company based in Northern Ireland, and at the forefront of the precast concrete industry. Designed by Tony Gee & Partners, the pier will be constructed by VSBW.

Dave Herrod, DWDR Programme Director, Port of Dover said: “Dover’s new pier will offer a stylish modern structure which will form the northern part of the marina and deliver on our promise of a transformed waterfront.”

“The pier represents a shared vision finally becoming reality and a big step towards a more vibrant and interesting waterfront for the whole community to enjoy.”

The overall design ensures that the marina pier is in keeping with the surrounding harbour area and aesthetically pleasing to the Dover community. The wave walls have also been featured to promote important habitat for macroalgal and epifauna in the harbour - an initiative approved by the Environment Agency.

Mr Herrod added: “Macrete’s massive, precast units and wave walls not only meet the structural requirements, but aesthetically, are textured to match existing structures in the harbour and deliver a high-quality finish for the development.”

Abhey Gupta, Project Manager, Macrete Ireland Ltd said, “We are pleased and proud to be associated with Dover’s regeneration and by shipping the units directly from Belfast to Dover, we have contributed to the sustainability and environmental targets of the project.”

Adeniyi Aje, Marine Director of local design consultant Tony Gee and Partners, Kent said: “The New Marina Pier fills us with pride. It is unique with innovative and sustainable features serving a dual function as a new public promenade and as a breakwater to protect vessels in the new marina. The design solution has sustainability, safety and ease of manufacturing and assembly at its core. For example, the large hollow precast concrete units save on material resources, minimise handling and optimise the use of construction plant on site to reduce construction time. We are pleased to be part of the team delivering an exciting scheme within our community”.

View the pictures with the press release @ FB of Port of Dover

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Uitdaging voor eenieder

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:35

Let op wat we doen op en rond open water met...

training (pool & open water)backgrounds - tips - achtergronden

The winter swimmers taking on the Beast from the East – in pictures

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:18

While the weather is causing havoc across the UK, some hardy souls have embraced the cold by going for a (quick) dip. For more on cold water swimming, visit the Outdoor Swimming Society.

read the complete article and see the pictures @ The Guardian

cold water & ice swimming (IISA)

Buitengewoon Zeilen & Zwemmen blikt terug op 2017

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:15

Terugblik op een super goed seizoen 2017. Op naar het seizoen 2018!

Bekijk de foto's @ FB van Buitengewoon Zeilen en Zwemmen

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Host city announced for International Ice Swimming Championships 2019

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:07

The President and founder of the International Ice Swimming Association, Ram Barkai, revealed the name of the host city for the Ice Swimming World Championships 2019 at a press conference in Winchester UK yesterday evening to rapturous applause. Murmansk, Russia has been announced as the location for next year’s event 14th – 17th March 2019 with around 30 countries expected to take part.

Ice Swimming is swimming in water temp of 5C or less, unassisted with one pair of standard swimming trunks/costume, one silicon cap and a pair of googles. The current 1000m female world record is held by Hania Bakuniak from Poland (13 minutes 5 seconds) and male world record by Bulgarian Petar Stoychev (12 minutes 15 seconds)

The announcement was also livestreamed on the IISA Facebook page reaching a world audience. This increasingly popular sport is now gaining worldwide recognition. The championships in Arctic Murmansk will be an opportunity for Ice Swimming to be presented as an aspiring Winter Olympic sport and members of the International Olympic Committee and FINA will be invited to attend and assess its viability. Barkai stressed that Ice Swimming has the potential to become one of the most exciting winter sports in the games and hopes that they may be considered for Beijing 2022.
The panel was made up of top international swimmers including Petar Stoychev - the men’s current World Champions and World Record holder, former 4 times Olympian and marathon swimmer World Champion, Ms Kate Steels-Fryatt - local Hampshire open-water swimmer, Chairman of IISA GB and accomplished ice miles swimmer and legendary Russian ice swimmer Alexander Brylin. Also in attendance were representatives from the host city Murmansk who felt honoured to be selected to host the championships after several other countries also applied.

The Ice Swimming World Champ has also introduced a disabled category for swimmers and a new distance of 4 x 250m country relay competition. The main event will remain the 1000m race, although other shorter distances will be swum as well.

Ice swimming continues to see massive growth in the UK and worldwide with members of the IISA now in 32 countries. Morocco is the most recent country to join the association.

For more information on IISA: https://www.internationaliceswimming.com/
For all press enquiries please contact Ram Barkai: ram.iceswimming@gmail.com

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source @ FB of IISA

cold water & ice swimming (IISA)

La nage hivernale, future discipline Olympique?

do, 03/05/2018 - 00:52

Connaissez-vous la nage hivernale ? Cette discipline consiste à nager, pendant l’hiver, dans des eaux dont la température avoisine zéro degrés ! Le week-end dernier, à Skelleftea, au nord de la Suède, 270 nageurs de l’extrême disputaient une épreuve de compétition.

Read the article and view the video @ Europe1.fr

cold water & ice swimming (IISA)

Compliment voor Bikkeltrainingen Zwemanalyse

wo, 18/04/2018 - 14:33

Hallo Team Zwemanalyse,

De bikkeltraining in Voorburg van Richard bevalt me echt heel goed!!

Ik word wakker op dinsdag en denk: Oh leuk vanavond trainen! Doordat er veel verschillende elementen inzitten zwem je zomaar een uur weg. Terwijl ik vroeger maar op en neer bleef gaan en een uur soms oneindig leek. 

Leuke trainingen, leuke trainer leuke club mensen!!

Dank je wel,
Groetjes Germaine

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Compliment na privé-training

wo, 18/04/2018 - 14:21

Na een privé les in Zwembad Forum Kwadraat in Voorburg namens Zwemanalyse:

Beste Zwemanalyse,
Een erg goede les gister van Richard. Heel ontspannen en goede uitleg. Veel geleerd.... bijna teveel om te onthouden. In ieder geval kan ik flink vooruit met de technieken.

Nogmaals dank en tot een volgende keer.

Groeten,
Carlos

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Het Channel Team Wassenaar gaat in 2018 weer een nieuwe uitdaging aan

zo, 15/04/2018 - 16:42

Eind Augustus 2018 gaat het Channel Team Wassenaar met een 8-tal zwemmers in estafette van Den Helder naar Hoek van Holland zwemmen. Langs de kust! Een idee dat al een aantal jaren op de plank lag is er eindelijk deze winter van af gekomen.Het traject van vergunningen aanvragen, boot regelen, idee uitwerken en niet te vergeten veel trainen is ingegaan.

De verwachting is dat de volledige afstand van ca 120 km in 40-50 uur afgelegd kan worden.Of we inderdaad van Den Helder naar Hoek van Holland zwemmen of vice versa is nog niet besloten. Om de 6 uur wisselt de stromingsrichting namelijk en we zijn er nog niet uit wat voor ons nu het “makkelijkste” zal zijn. Hoe dan ook, in de nacht in het donker zwemmen met af en toe een verdwaalde zeehond of kwal is ons niet vreemd. Wel moet het een aantal dagen achtereen redelijk weer zijn vanwege de golfslag en de ligging van de boot.

De definitieve datum wordt dus pas op het laatste moment bepaald. Veiligheid voorop!Het zwemteam is ook nog niet definitief. Een aantal vaste kernleden van het Channel team zijn uiteraard geinteresseerd maar we staan ook open voor andere zwemmers.We zwemmen zoals gebruikelijk ieder telkens een uur waarbij de gemiddelde zwemafstand gemiddeld rond de 3,0 km zal liggen.

lees meer @ CTW

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ChannelChallenge presents challenges for 2018

ma, 26/03/2018 - 23:00

In 2018 ChannelChallenge starts a new swim: The Windmill Challenge on the Rotte River (after wich Rotterdam is named). ChannelChallenge continues it's swims accross Lake IJsselmeer.

With Sporttijden and HopaSports we started a collaboration to have the swims well administerd. On HopaSports yu can enter the swim and the financials are covered.

Two great swims

In The Netherlands we of course have the classic swim from Stavoren to Medemblik accross te IJsselmeer (22km). ChannelChallenge offers the swim in the same way as the race is swum: next to a sailing boat with an experienced pilot. The are of course variants: we can start and/or finish elsewhere. The lake has it's challenges! You can also swim the distance multiple times. For the people in the lowlands this swim is the stepping stone to the English Channel!

The WindmillChallenge is a new swim for 2018. It passes 7 still functioning old type windmills and several locks (for shipping) to the polders below. You will experience swimming at sea level with the surrounding (mostly agricultural) land all below sea level! The swim is shorter than the IJsselmeer crossing and the sheltered water offers a good swim for intermediate marathon swimmers. The Windmill Challenge has a standard distance of 12,5km starting at the Berg en Broekse Verlaat and ends at the Molenviergang Zevenhuizen (4 staged windmills). The swim can be extended to 15km by going on towards Moerkapelle. Of course you can also return to the starting point and make it an even 25km!

Both swims are for solo swimmers, pods (equal quality swimmers!) and relays. Freestyle and breaststroke. You can swim in neoprane and "bioprane".

Rankings

At the end of each season the rankings of the season are made up. These will next be added to previous years including the swims organized by DES the last 48 years. All other properly observed swims are ranked.

Each observed swim wil receive a certificate for each swimmer with the names of each in the swim participating swimmer and coach. Next to that the certificate states time, pilot, ship and the observer 

The swims are under rules of MSF (no wetsuits, we permit wetsuits are a separate category). Beware: this also applies for wetsuits approved by FINA.

Clinics

ChannelChallenge stages open water swimming clinics in fresh and in sea water. All clinics have an instruction on safety first. The SaferSwimmer is compulsory. There is also a theoretical part that informs you about keeping course, (race) tactics in open water and training in open water. After the theory it is time to swim! We swim in duo's that need to stay together for safety. Sign up your own buddy to be sure the other is not too fast or slow for you!

Signing up:

Sorry the language is partly in our main language (Dutch) feel free to contact us when you cannot deceipher it...

For all on HopaSports mentioned dates you may be pleased to know thes are certainly not fixed. You can suggest other dates.We have may dates available but it would be difficult to post all dates.  

Have a great time!

ChannelChallenge
Richard Broer

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A 34 km Warm Water Caribbean Channel Crossing

zo, 25/03/2018 - 17:07

Sue Dyson has a clear goal in mind when it comes to the inaugural St. Lucia Channel Swim, a 34 km swim between St. Lucia in the south and Martinique in the north.

"Our goal is to be the pre-eminent warm water epic swim globally. We have the participation for this event by the St Lucia Tourism and Sports Ministries as well as many local organizations.

read the original article @ The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

more info @ FB

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ChannelChallenge presenteert open water uitdagingen 2018

za, 24/03/2018 - 20:22

In 2018 staatt ChannelChallenge met een nieuwe tocht: Rottemeren en gaat door met de IJsselmeeroversteken.

Met Sporttijden en HopaSports is een samenwerking aangegaan om dit goed te administreren. HopaSports voor de inschrijving en de financiële afhandeling.

De tochten zijn voor solozwemmers, estafettes en "pods". Ze in vrije slag en scholslag, met en zonder wetsuit. Uiteraard worden klassementen samengesteld voor waargenomen zwemtochten. Daarin dezelfde klasseringen, voor mannen en vrouwen.

Als vanouds kunnen clinics worden verzorgd door ChannelChallenge. Deze kunnen in zoet en zout open water.

Voor alle op HopaSports genoemde data geldt dat ze niet vast staan (de genoemde data zijn wel beschikbaar) en in overleg met ChannelChallenge een andere datum gekozen kan worden.

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Veel prezier!

ChannelChallenge
Richard Broer

IJsselmeerRottemerensolorelay - estafettebreaststroke - schoolslagwetsuit

Repeatable Swim Routes

za, 24/03/2018 - 15:54

In planning new/unprecedented swim routes, it’s essential to understand (and frequently misunderstood) how to design the route so it is repeatable by future swimmers.

A route is repeatable if it is the shortest possible path that fulfills the route definition, with any intermediate waypoints defined by permanent land features.

read the interesting and extensive article and comments and see the charts as illustrations @ MarathonSwimmers.org

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Will You Still Be Swimming In The Year 2050?

di, 20/03/2018 - 11:39

Photo shows (in original article) International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame dual inductee Michael Read at the 16 km Faros Maratón professional marathon swim in Croatia in 2015.

In 1950, when Hassan Abdel Rehim from Egypt won the Daily Mail race across the English Channel in a record time of 10 hours 50 minutes, there were 205 million people who were 60 years or over around the world.

In 2014, when Dr. Otto Thaning became the oldest individual in history to cross the English Channel in 12 hours 52 minutes at the age of 73, the number of people over the age of 60 had increased nearly fourfold to 810 million.

Please read the complete article and see the picture of Michael Read @ The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

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Meet the Irish Ice Swimmer Taking on Cape Horn in Togs

zo, 18/03/2018 - 11:59

Selling bed linens in her little shop in Dingle by day and Ireland’s most accomplished ice and extreme swimmer by night, Nuala Moore is a force to be reckoned with.

Dingle’s Nuala Moore is a veteran ice swimmer. To mention just a few of her accomplishments: She is one of only six people to swim around the coast of Ireland in a 1,330km relay over 56 days. She then did a double-crossing Relay of the English Channel and swam the Bering Strait from Russia to the USA in some of the most dangerous waters in the world in a relay. She was the first Irish swimmer and the sixth woman in the world to complete a 1000 metre swim at 0 degrees in the Arctic Circle. Her latest challenge will see her head to the ‘end of the world‘ to swim in the waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. She will (if all goes to plan) follow this up with a solo double crossing of the Beagle Channel!

read the full article @ Outsider

andere teams/zwemmersMagellan Strait - Beagle Channelcold water & ice swimming (IISA)

Swimming The Strait Of Gibraltar: From Europe To Africa

do, 15/03/2018 - 23:42

As I waited for my first Social Security check, I decided to push the envelope with swimming, a sport I had practiced for six decades. I read about the Gibraltar Crossing and realized that the idea of swimming from Spain to Morocco allayed my worries about turning 70. For me, when I am in the sea, all is well with the world.

It all started inauspiciously at the Bowman Gray pool, an ancient structure at the University of North Carolina. I was four and my swim teacher was squeezing my chest too tightly. Later that day, my mother yelled, “You bit his wrist like a damned dog. What a mean boy you are!”

Read the full article @ EurasiaView

 

The article ends with an excelent remark and salute: As I look back, I see that swimming to Morocco is a shared adventure, dependent on training and luck. And it helps to have a team of pros like Rafael, Antonio, Anne Cleveland and IvaHawk. In the weeks that followed, both Anne Cleveland and Rafael Gutierrez, ACNEG’s founder, died of cancer. Their lives remind me that none of us knows how much time is left, but we can take advantage of every hour we have.

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