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Global Swim Series and ÖTILLÖ Swimrun sign partnership agreement

wo, 18/09/2019 - 20:21

The Global Swim Series and the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series have signed a cross-marketing partnership agreement.

The Global Swim Series (GSS), which is the largest swim series in the world, have held discussions with the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series, the largest Swimrun organization and founder of the sport.

The leadership teams of both organizations agreed that although the sports were different, they have a lot in common and could benefit from all these commonalities.

Read the article @globalswimseries

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Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop

di, 17/09/2019 - 23:04

A woman who was treated for breast cancer a year ago has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.

Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.

Ms Thomas - who completed her treatment in 2018 - dedicated her swim to "all the survivors out there".

Read the article @BBC

 

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South African Cameron Bellamy Completes Longest Channel Swim in History

ma, 16/09/2019 - 23:13

South African endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy has just completed the longest channel swim in history – across 150km of open ocean! It took him 57 hours of continuous swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

Conditions were extremely hot but unusually flat.

Read the article @sapeople

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This woman wants to swim the English Channel FOUR TIMES!

ma, 16/09/2019 - 23:09

A woman from the USA is trying to set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel.

Only four swimmers have swam three times in one go across the English Channel - that's the water between the UK and France - but no-one has ever completed a fourth leg.

Read the article @BBC

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Cornwall man is the first to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly

do, 12/09/2019 - 23:05

'You don't get many opportunities in life to do something that's a first'

A 58-year-old from Cornwall has become the first man to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly.

Last year Mark Richards, who has been into open water swimming for around five years, undertook a challenge to go all around Cornwall.

Read the full article @cornwalllive

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Udaipur girl sets new English Channel record

do, 12/09/2019 - 23:01

16-year-old Gaurvi Singhvi youngest open water swimmer to cross it in 13 hours

Gaurvi Singhvi (16) from Udaipur has made India proud by becoming the world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross the English Channel in 13 hours and 26 minutes last month.

Starting from Samphire Hoe beach in England at 3 a.m. on August 23, Gaurvi reached Cap Gris-Nez in France by 4.28 p.m. She said, “More people have climbed Mount Everest than swum the English Channel. 

Read the article @thehindu

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Hundreds brave chilly swim at Coniston Water

zo, 08/09/2019 - 20:38

A RECORD has been smashed with nearly 700 swimmers descending on Coniston Water to participate in a chilly challenge.

Swimmers from all corners of the county and beyond and ranging from long distance open swimmers to Olympic medallists, and everything in between, braved strong winds, which had initially forced a delayed start, and embraced water temperatures as low as 16 degrees for the Chillswim Coniston event.

 

Read the article @thewestmorlandgazette

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New record in monster swim at Loch Ness set by swimmers from Hong Kong and Czech Republic

zo, 08/09/2019 - 20:35

A DISTANCE swimmer from Hong Kong has led a team to set a new unofficial record for a four-person relay swim of Loch Ness.

Experienced ice water swimmer Chun Kong Mak and his three Czech team-mates completed the 23 miles from Fort Augustus to Lochend in 11 hours and 38 minutes.

The previous unratified record was 14 hours 39 minutes, while the fastest relay time of 10 hours 28 minutes was set by three people.

Read the article @ross-shirejournal

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Argentine looks to make history with English Channel swim

za, 07/09/2019 - 22:15

Should he cross the English Channel, Matías Ola will become the first Argentine to achieve the so-called 'Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.' Here's why he's doing it.
As Matías Ola looked out over the English Channel this week, just one day of calm seas lay between him and an astounding achievement.

Should Ola successfully swim the 42-kilometre stretch of water that separates the United Kingdom and France, he will become the first Argentine to complete the so-called Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. 

Read the article @batimes
 

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A 17-mile race around a lake? You must be crazy

za, 07/09/2019 - 22:12

With a little help from her family and friends, Ottery's Fiona Taylor braves the marathon 17-mile swim around Italy's beautiful Lago d'Orta

After spotting a small mention of the Marathon Lago d'Orta in Northern Italy in 'Outdoor Swimmer Magazine' (Christmas subscription from my husband Mark), I proceeded to Google for details. Six months later, with 17 weeks of training fitted in between working, school pickup, homework and 92 miles swum in practice behind me, I was standing on the shores of Lake d'Orta, poised, as one of 18 participants from seven countries, to race 27km (17 miles!) around the circumference of the lake.

Read the complete article @sidmouthherald

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Jellyfish force sea swim event to be called off

vr, 06/09/2019 - 18:20

First Open Swim Stars' event in Nord department rescheduled for May or June 2020

Jellyfish have forced the cancellation of a popular swimming event.

The Open Swim Stars challenge has become popular across France since the first event in 2012. It hosts numerous events throughout the year - but its first trip to the Nord department has been called off after numerous stinging sea creatures were found in the harbour at Dunkirk, where the event was to take place.

 

Read the article @connexionfrance

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Champion ice swimmer drowns in Yenisei River

wo, 04/09/2019 - 22:49

Nikolay Petshak, 64, who swam from Russia to America, died in ‘accident’ in river where he carried the Olympic flame.

Petshak had been an ice swimmer for 40 years and he drowned while exercising in summer in the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk region, confirmed local sporting officials.

He was famous for enduring temperatures of 2 or 3C for at least 40 minutes.

Read the article @siberiantimes

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Wheelchair-bound woman swims length of Loch Ness

ma, 02/09/2019 - 20:25

A 67-year-old paraplegic woman has battled the elements to swim the length of Loch Ness.

Rosalinda Hardiman, from Portsmouth, was left paralysed from the waist down after being diagnosed with Polio when she was six.

She became a Paralympic athlete representing Britain at the Atlanta and Sydney Paralympic Games in 1996 and 2000 and successfully swam the English Channel in 2009 in 20 hours 17 minutes.

Read the article @pressandjournal

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'I visited the new wild swimming lake at Beckenham Place Park and this is what I honestly thought'

za, 31/08/2019 - 22:51

Is there really a dangerous change of water depth?

It's probably been the most talked about piece of entertainment in Beckenham since David Bowie used to perform gigs in local pubs.

The wild swimming lake in Beckenham Place Park opened on July 20 and locals instantly flocked to enjoy the new facility.

But it had only been open a matter of days when it had to be promptly closed off after two children nearly drowned.

 

Read the full local report @mylondon

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LEN Open Water Cup: Germany’s Soeren Meissner, Leonie Beck Claim Victories

za, 31/08/2019 - 22:46

The fifth and final leg of the LEN Open Water Cup in Copenhagen offered the usual excitements for the swimmers who covered the 6K course swimming in the canals around the Danish Parliament. It ended in a double German win: Soeren Meissner was the best among the men and compatriot Leonie Beck came first in the women’s race.

Read the article and see the results @swimmingworldmagazine

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swim Nears Conclusion

vr, 30/08/2019 - 23:22

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte seeks to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean.

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will complete his Vortex Swim to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean on Saturday, 31 August.

The swim took Lecomte, 52, purposely through the largest plastic accumulation zone in the ocean, the 1.6-million-square-kilometer Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the eastern North Pacific Gyre between Hawaii and California.

 

Read the full article @eos

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ABROSIMOV, CUNHA TAKE SEVENTH LEG OF MARATHON SWIM WORLD SERIES IN OHRID

vr, 30/08/2019 - 23:17

Kirill Ambrosimov (RUS) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) were the winners of the seventh leg of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, staged in Ohrid Lake, in North Macedonia, on August 28. The Russian star needed 2h00m21s8 to complete the 10km-race, while the Brazilian ace touched home for gold in 2h11m38s4.

While this was the first victory of the year of Ambrosimov, Cunha has now four wins, after previous successes in Doha (QAT), Balaton (HUN) and Setubal (POR).

 

Read the article @swimswam

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Rick Seirer becomes oldest person to swim the Channel - and back

vr, 30/08/2019 - 23:12

For a swimmer from a tiny town, Craigie's Rick Seirer now has a big reputation.

At the age of 59, Seirer has become the oldest person to complete a return crossing of the English Channel.

Swimming for 30 hours, 

 

Read the article @winghamchronicle

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Turkish swimmer cross Tsugaru Strait in Japan

za, 24/08/2019 - 16:21

A Turkish swimmer completed Japan's Tsugaru Strait route, one of the world's most challenging open water swimming tracks.

Having previously lifted the several titles in national competitions in Turkey, Emre Erdoğancrossed the Tsugaru Strait on Aug. 20.

Erdoğan swam a total distance of 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Shirakami Misaki Hokkaido to Shimokita, taking seven hours, 36 minutes and 17 seconds. He marked the world's fourth best rank on the track.

Read the article @hurriyetdailynews

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Open water swimming in Wimbledon Park Lake a 'great idea' as campaign gains momentum

do, 22/08/2019 - 13:23

A campaign calling on Merton Council to transform Wimbledon Park Lake into the borough's very own swimming hole is gaining momentum.

Earlier this year the Swim Wimbledon Park group started a petition urging the local authority to allow open water swimming in the lake.

The petition has gained nearly 3000 signatures and campaigner Sophie Brunt said if done right, it could be a big draw for the town.

"With the nearest open water swimming facility currently a 45-minute drive away, bringing a new local facility of this type to the area would have huge benefits," she said.

Read the article @wimbledonguardian

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