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Ridder in de orde van Oranje-Nassau

zo, 06/05/2018 - 16:33

2018-04-26 - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Het was vorige week al duidelijk met het bezoek van de burgermeester, ik mocht naar de lintjesregen. Een hele eer!

De speech van de burgermeester:

Meneer Broer,

U voelt zich als een vis in het water. Dit komt omdat u op landelijk en internationaal niveau actief bent in het ‘Open Water Zwemmen’. Als actieve zwemmer startte u in 1974.  U heeft zich de afgelopen jaren met enorme inzet en betrokkenheid hard gemaakt om het Open Water Zwemmen in Nederland een volwaardige discipline te laten zijn binnen de Zwembond.

Sinds 1998 bent u oprichter van de website www.noww.nl (Nederlands Open Water Web). Deze site heeft een dermate belangrijke status gekregen, dat velen denken dat dit de website van de KNZB is. Het bleef niet bij deze nationale site.

Als vrijwillig lid van de Taakgroep ‘Open Water Zwemmen’ van de KNZB, sinds 1995, bent u verantwoordelijke voor het Open Water Boek, dat aan het begin van ieder ‘open water seizoen’ wordt samengesteld. Hierin staan foto’s en kaarten van de wedstrijdbanen, reglementen en klassementen. Dit werd al gauw een handboek en een must voor iedere open water zwemmer in Nederland.  Als lid van de Taakgroep Open Water Zwemmen was u de afgelopen 7 jaar voorzitter.

Naast de Nederlandse website kwam er onder uw leiding ook een Europese site (openwaterswimming.eu) u legde wereldwijde contacten, waardoor zwemmers van over de hele wereld nu heel makkelijk een wedstrijd in het buitenland voor zichzelf kunnen plannen.

Internationaal kwam u ook in beeld bij de International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame en ook hier kreeg u een bestuursfunctie.

Van de International Swimming Hall of Fame heeft u in 2017 een belangrijke eervolle onderscheiding gekregen die jaarlijks wereldwijd wordt uitgereikt aan iemand die een grote bijdrage heeft geleverd aan het marathon zwemmen.

Veder bent u  toegetreden tot de Internationele IJszwembond als bestuurslid en gaat u het IJszwemmen in Nederland verder op de kaart zetten.

Als 2e Nederlander ooit zwom u de winterkampioenschappen 1500 m vrije slag onder de 16 min., en zwom u het IJsselmeer (22 km) een paar keer over. En zwom u, als eerste Nederlander, de Straat van Gibraltar met de sterke stroming over.

Verder coacht u een spastische man om 1 km te zwemmen op de Noord-A, wat een enorme prestatie is.

Meneer Broer,

U bent een sporter in hart en nieren. U bent bescheiden, gepassioneerd en bovenal zeer deskundig. Uw uitdagingen voor Open Water Zwemmen komen voort uit grote maatschappelijke betrokkenheid en niet uit persoonlijk gewin. Als je in Nederland over Open Water spreekt, weet je bijna zeker dat u er een bijdrage aan heeft geleverd. Mister Open Water is een titel die goed bij u past. En dit is niet onopgemerkt gebleven.

Als dank voor uw maatschappelijke inzet van de afgelopen jaren.

Heeft Zijne Majesteit de Koning u benoemd tot Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau.

Foto's

Wendy maakt wat foto's. de eerste is echter door de officiële fotograaf gemaakt.

 

Richard Broer

Pictures and video of the first Rotte River Windmills Swim

zo, 06/05/2018 - 15:55

2018-04-28 - Bleiswijk - The inaugural Rotte River Windmills Swim has been done! Ned Denison and Carol Cashell swam 10,4km in reasonable, but cold (under 14C), conditions. It took almost 3 hours. Pilot ed van der Horst had some trouble keeping his small vessel straight in the wind, but managed well enough. Ned was cold enough afer 10km. Carol could have gon on to swim the full 12,5k and decided it was good to step out with Ned. Owen O'Keefe joined them both for the last bit.

First my own pictures, Then some of the videos of the swims as posted live on facebook.
Pictures made by Owen are >>> here<<<.

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Pictures of the first Rotte River Windmills Swim

zo, 06/05/2018 - 15:13

Owen O'Keef made pictures before he entered the water to swim himself.

Ned Denisonandere teams/zwemmersRottemerensolo

The Unprecedented Crossing Of Loch Ness

do, 03/05/2018 - 21:32

Tom Pocklington, a Life Member of the British Long Distance Swimming Association and coach for 18-year-old Brenda Sherratt reported on the first Loch Ness crossing of 22.5 miles in history.

He described Sherratt's 31 hour 41 minute unprecedented crossing in the 1966 British Long Distance Swimming Association annual report [see here]:

"The temperature at point of entry was 60°F. Acting on the advice of the Inverness Admiralty Station in Inverness-shire weather forecast, and under my direction and care, Brenda entered the water from the pier at Port Augustus at 5.45 pm on Tuesday the 26th July, 1966, swimming breast

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

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Jacques Tuset has ideas

do, 03/05/2018 - 21:26

Une idée de Challenge eau libre en Méditerranée !
Avec les traversées le Brescou à Agde (les 9 juin et 22 septembre), le Château d'if à Marseille ( les 22 et 24 juin), le Levant à Hyères (le 15 septembre) il me vient l'idée soudaine de mettre en place un challenge évasion à la nage en Méditerranée avec ces 3 courses.

Il ne manque plus que l'ancienne traversée Cannes - Ste Marguerite soit remise en place et ce serait le top.

Un mixte culturel et sportif pour mettre en avant un patrimoine "sombre" et une discipline en plein essor. Les condamnés politiques, les détenus de droit commun, les colonies penitentiaires d'enfants ont cédés leur place aux touristes. Ces anciens sites de détention sont un véritable challenge pour les nageurs désirant se confronter aux exigences de l'eau libre...

Amis organisateurs, êtes-vous partants?

please respond @ Jacques FB PM

Swimming In St. Petersburg

do, 03/05/2018 - 21:13

Kotlin Race (Swimming Marathon St. Petersburg - Kronstadt) is a 25 km marathon swim in Russia that offers a unique time trial format.

The Global Swim Series event takes place in the historic and cultural capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg and starts in St. Petersburg in the Gulf of Finland and finishes in the port city of Kronstadt on Kotlin Island.

The format is a series of time trial solo swims throughout the summer season from May 15th to September 15th that are compared and ranked at the end of the season.

Read this introduction on this Russian/Baltic Challenge @ The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Will Free Soloing Channel Swims Come About?

do, 03/05/2018 - 21:10

In 1958, Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, and George Whitmore climbed Yosemite's El Capitan for the first time in history. Scaling the 900-meter granite face was previously thought impossible.

Since that time, rock climbing standards and achievements have continued to be set in many unprecedented ways.

But then in 2016, Pete Whittaker of the UK became the first person to rope solo - all free - El Capitan in 20 hours 6 minutes.

Read this article with interesting thoughts about Free Solo swimming @ The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

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The Open Water Swimming Community In 1971

do, 03/05/2018 - 21:07

Back in 1971, several inventions were introduced: the microprocessor, email, floppy disks and liquid crystal displays.

These inventions helped shepherd in the digital age that has shaped the way information and communications are currently shared among open water swimmers around the world today.

But back in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the open water swimming community regularly communicated by snail mail - either handwritten or typed letters sent in envelopes and delivered by the postal services throughout the world.

The British Long Distance Swimming Association annual report in 1971 by G. Trevor Smith and John K. Slater brings back many good memories.

Read the full article @ The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

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Kevin Murphy On Bristol, Isle of Wight And North Channel

do, 03/05/2018 - 21:04

Courtesy of British Long Distance Swimming Association and Kevin Murphy.

Kevin Murphy provided the following information regarding his swims in the Bristol Channel, Isle of Wight and the Irish Channel in the 1971 British Long Distance Swimming Association annual report [see here] produced by G. Trevor Smith and John K. Slater:

"It was one of those years! I set out to achieve so much....so many things went wrong....but it turned out okay in the end.

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

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When A Shark Interupts A Channel Crossing

do, 03/05/2018 - 20:42

Hiroko Ashikawa, the first Japanese swimmer who is attempting the Oceans Seven, was very lucky to have Australian Shelley Oates-Wilding as her escort kayaker. Very lucky.

During Ashikawa's solo swim attempt across the Molokai Channel from Molokai to Oahu on April 1st, she was escorted by her Japanese coach and an experienced veteran escort team including Chris Harmes, Mike Scott, Oates-Wilding and pilot Michael Twigg-Smith.

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

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Someposts on Nuala Moore's Arctic swims

do, 03/05/2018 - 20:28

Nuala Moore at the Albatross monument on Hornos Island, Chile celebrating her monumental swim. Cape Horn marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage and marks where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet.

Congratulations to Nuala.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Horn

Nuala’s Swim
https://www.facebook.com/nuala.moore.7/posts/1848028428551071

andere teams/zwemmers(Ant)Arcticacold water & ice swimming (IISA)

Follow Those Swimming Between Spain And Morocco

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:54

Laura Gutiérrez Díaz wants swimmers to share their experiences, challenges and charities on the new social media platforms of the Asociación Cruce a Nado del Estrecho de Gibraltar.

"Swimmers are the history of the Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Association (ACNEG). On our Facebook page, we are going to publish all the crossings as well as interesting information related to each one of them.

Read the rest of the article at the original post @ The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

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Get high on your own supply

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:52

How to get high on your own supply:

  1. Get comfy - take a position most comfortable and safe to you (i.e. sitting or lying on the ground!). Ensure you can expand your lungs freely without any constriction.
  2. Breathe - Breathe in 30 power breaths. Pretend you're blowing up a balloon. Inhale through the nose/mouth, and exhale through the mouth in short but powerful bursts. Keep a steady pace, use your midriff fully, and close your eyes.
  3. Hold up - After 30 rapid successions, breathe in once more and fill the lungs to maximum capacity without force. Breathe out for as long as you can without force. Hold your breath until you experience the gasp reflex.
  4. Recover - Inhale to full capacity. Feel your chest expanding. When you're at full capacity, hold the breath for around 10 seconds - this indicates round one. The breathing exercise can be repeated 3 rounds after one another.
  5. Enjoy - After completing the breathing exercise, ensure you enjoy the feeling afterward. This feeling will increasingly be like meditation.

Good luck!

View the maching video @ FB of wim hof

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Jaimie Monahan Keeps Swimming On And On And On

do, 03/05/2018 - 01:46

n most sporting Halls of Fame, the inductees are retired athletes or luminaries in their chosen sport.

Among the honorees in the International Swimming Hall of Fame, many competitive swimmers still swim for health and occasionally compete in a masters swimming meets. For example, in 1977, 9-time Olympic champion Mark Spitz was inducted in the Hall of Fame, but he also tried to qualify for the 1992 Olympics at the age of 41 - in which he did not qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials.

But the athletes and inductees in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame are

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

Zwemanalyse.nlIJsselmeer

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

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