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Sidmouth’s first Great Sea Swim a resounding success

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Sunday morning saw just over 100 swimmers braving challenging conditions in Sidmouth’s first Great Sea Swim, organised by Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club in conjunction with Ace of Clubs Triathlon Club and the event sponsors Kitsons.

The swim was in the aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the event raised £3,100 for the valuable services for young people the charity provides.

With a strong southwest wind whipping up a sizable swell, swimmers tackled 1km, 2km and 3km distances. All but two swimmers completed the course.

Read the full article @midweekherald

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NAC MASTERS FOR TENTH YEAR IN A ROW

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NAC Masters Swimming Club’s men are celebrating winning a historic tenth Leinster Open Sea title in-a-row, making for an extra special celebration in the club’s 30th anniversary year.

Every summer the Leinster Open Sea Committee, part of Swim Ireland, organises a season of open sea swimming races in a variety of locations along the Leinster coast.

Read the full report @dublingazette

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HE'S SWIMMING THE COAST OF BRITAIN?!

vr, 21/09/2018 - 23:01

Interview with Ross Edgley, the man who did swim arround the entire coast of Brittain.

Click HERE to see the video @BBCthe social.
 

Maraton swimsolo swimbook/video reportGreat Britain /UK

Travel Channel to feature the unlikely story of Grove City swimmer Walter Poenisch

di, 18/09/2018 - 23:08

The Travel Channel will air a segment Wednesday, Sept. 19., on Walter Poenisch, whose 1978 swim from Cuba to Florida at age 65 was so unlikely it still sounds like fiction.

Even 40 years later, it sounds a bit like fiction.

A 65-year-old Grove City baker with a passion for marathon swimming persuades Fidel Castro to allow him to attempt, as a peace gesture, a 128.8-mile crossing from Cuba to Florida.

More than 34 hours later, Walter Poenisch lands in the Florida Keys to become the first person to swim the Florida Straits separating the two countries. He saw it as a way to lessen tensions between Cold War adversaries.

Read the full article @dispatch

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Grandmother Jenny makes a splash with gold at Slovenia swim gala

ma, 17/09/2018 - 23:20

IN MORE than 30 years of competitive swimming, an octogenarian grandmother from the Isle of Wight continues to defy all the stereotypes of old age by becoming a European swimming champion.

Jenny Ball, of St John's Road, Newport, came first in the open water 3km swim at the 2018 European Masters Swimming Championships in Kranj, Slovenia, last week.

Read the full article @IWCP
 

European ChampionshipGreat Britain /UKSlovenia

Racers take on St. Louis Bay for 2nd annual swim across the bay

ma, 17/09/2018 - 23:12

For more than 100 swimmers, the two mile swim across St. Louis Bay was a task many spent weeks training for.

The second annual Swim across the bay nearly doubled its registered swimmers over year one. Co-organizer Madeline Simpson says the race started as a family and friends thing, but she and her sister thought everyone should be able to take part.

"It's a fun race and Amelia enjoyed doing it with a group of my dad's friends a few years ago, and she knew that a lot of people were interested in doing it so she wanted to organize the race for them," said Simpson.

Watch the video and read the rest of the article @wlox.com

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Parag wins Open 5,000m distance at Subway Open Water swim

ma, 17/09/2018 - 23:02

EIGHTEEN-year-old national swimmer Josiah Parag won the 5,000m distance event at the Subway Maracas Open Water yesterday morning as closed the gruelling race in one hour, ten minutes and 26 seconds.

Parag was closely followed behind by Nikoli Blackman, 13, another national swimmer, who placed second in 1:10:43. Blackman later went on to win the 3,000m distance.

Zarek Wilson, yet another TT swimmer on the international stage, placed third in 1:13:39.

Read the article @newsday

local swim(s)World

Popular ocean event postponed for second time due to weather

zo, 16/09/2018 - 23:00

The Duke’s Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim has been postponed again.

One of the most popular events of the Duke’s OceanFest ocean sports festival will now take place on Saturday, Oct. 13.

It was previously supposed to take place Saturday, Sept. 15, but organizers were concerned over water quality issues as a result of Tropical Storm Olivia.

Read the rest of the article @khon2

local swim(s)safetyAmericas

Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics

zo, 16/09/2018 - 22:57

If you squint your eyes, it almost looks like Club Med: an expanse of blue sea, a stretch of beach, white tents and umbrellas on the sand, and plenty of staff ready to help out. However, this isn’t a tropical paradise, it’s Tokyo Bay and Odaiba Plage is an attempt to turn it into a swimming spot.

Taking the plunge

From July 31 to Aug. 5, the small beach at Odaiba, the artificial island off downtown Tokyo, was open for bathing. Normally, swimming isn’t allowed at Odaiba Plage due to water quality concerns, but rebranding can work wonders. Odaiba Plage, its temporary moniker, was inspired by Paris Plages, a series of summer leisure spots that have been organized along the Seine and other Paris waterways since 2002.

Read the full article @japantimes.

safetyreportAsia

Burnell, Xin claim victories in Chun'an Marathon Swim World Series

zo, 16/09/2018 - 22:51

Jack Burnell of Britain and Xin Xin from the host country got the last laugh at the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Qiandao Lake, Chun'an in China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

In the men's 10km competition, Burnell touched the board first in a time of one hour 56 minutes 34.8 seconds, beating Rob Frederik Muffels of Germany by 0.1 seconds for the title.

Olympic and world champion Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy came third in 1:56:35.3 and Rio Olympic champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands finished fourth 1:56.36.8.

Read the rest of the article @xinhuanet

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San Carlos teen Angel More has completed the California Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming and now seeks to do more

zo, 16/09/2018 - 22:48

It’s quite a thing to contemplate one’s own mortality at the age of 11. Swimming in the San Francisco Bay on May 17, 2014, with Alcatraz behind her and her and her club swim coach ahead of her, Angel More thought: “Oh, I could die.”

It was the first time More — an avid swimmer — had attempted an open-water swim, making a trek so treacherous that it was one of the main deterrents for any prisoners who pondered escaping The Rock.

“It was unreal for me to reach the shore,” she said.

Read the full article @sfexaminer

reportAmericas

53rd edition of the Capri-Naples Results

za, 15/09/2018 - 18:59

9 September 2018:

Winner of the 53rd edition of the Capri-Naples: GHETTINI (ITA)

Second place: POP ACEV (MKD)

Third place: BOTTELIER (NED)

Women:

winner of the 53th edition of the Capri-Naples: POZZOBON (ITA)

Second place: FRANCO (ITA)

Third place: GEIJO (ARG)

Complete results are attached below.

Visit caprinapoli for more information and pictures of the event.

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Walsall swimmers smash Channel record in memory of tragic friend

do, 13/09/2018 - 20:27

For most people, swimming the Channel would be considered a huge achievement.

But an intrepid team of swimmers, who formed in memory of a tragic friend, crossed the 20-mile stretch separating England and France not once, not twice – but an incredible four times without stopping.

The six-person team, led by Paul Bates, originally from Walsall, took on the gruelling task, making it a record by becoming the first in Europe to complete a four-way crossing of the English Channel.

Read the full article and see the video`s @expressandstar

Channel swimGreat Britain /UK

Record numbers to take part in Dart 10k outdoor swim.

do, 13/09/2018 - 20:18

This weekend 1,600 swimmers are diving into the country’s longest running, longest distance, outdoor organised swim this weekend in Devon.  

The Dart 10K began nine years ago, founded by the Outdoor Swimming Society, and has grown from 200 swimmers to 1600 at this year’s sold-out event.  

Read the article @dartmouth-today

local swim(s)Great Britain /UK

SA swimmer calls it quits

wo, 12/09/2018 - 22:31

Durban - South African open water swimmer Cameron Bellamy who set out to become the first person to swim 96km around the West Indies island of Barbados at the weekend “had to call it quits”.

This is according to the country’s Nation newspaper, which reported that he did so after being in the water for 27 hours.

Read the article @IOL

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LEN Open Water Cup – Leg 6, Bled – Kristof Rasovszky: the Shark from Lake Balaton

di, 11/09/2018 - 23:03

Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky keeps on rolling: after claiming two golds and a silver at the European Championships in Glasgow, he finished his LEN Open Water Cup campaign with back-to-back wins.

Two weeks after coming first in Copenhagen he triumphed in the last leg in Bled as well. The women’s race saw a German 1-2, Leonie Beck captured the title ahead of Lea Boy.

Read the full article @zwemza

LEN5K swimSlovenia

2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile Recap

di, 11/09/2018 - 22:58

The 2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile race day turned out to be an incredible day of excitement, fun, and perfect warm summer weather. Despite the wavy conditions, the water was warm and a welcome change from the past few years where cold temperatures prevented swimmers from competing in the full distances.

Read the article @globalswimseries

local swim(s)World

Apurba Saha Wins Historic 81 km Race Down The Ganges

ma, 10/09/2018 - 23:23

21 swimmers started at 5 am and 10 swimmers finished the 81 km India National Open Water Swimming Competition down The Ganges. At 50.3 miles, it is one of the world's longest races that celebrated its 75th edition this year.

Two-time defending champion Jose Luis Larrossa Chorro of Spain could not hold on to his title this year when West Bengal's 17-year-old Apurba Saha fnishing 14 minutes ahead of him

Read the full story and see the pictures @openwaterswimming

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Meet Marie: The first person to swim from Mizen to Fastnet Rock

za, 08/09/2018 - 21:52

A Cork woman has expressed her delight at becoming the first ever person to swim from Mizen Head to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

Carrigaline’s Marie Watson completed the 18 kilometre swim in just under six hours on Wednesday.

“I’m thrilled, I honestly can’t believe it,” she said, speaking to Cork's Evening Echo.

“I’m in a state of euphoric glory,” she laughed.

“It’s not just about me though, it’s about the team behind me as well.

“The people on the boat and those who trained with me have been fantastic and I couldn’t have done it without them,” added Marie.

Read the full article and see the pictures @irishexamine

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Navy SEAL plans San Clemente to Catalina swim

za, 08/09/2018 - 21:45

Former Navy SEAL Dave Loeffler plans to swim from San Clemente Island to Catalina Island on Monday, September 17. The swim is believed to be the first attempt, ever, to swim the 21 miles between the two islands. San Clemente is the southernmost Channel Island and 70 miles offshore of San Diego.

Loeffler is using the marathon swim to raise awareness of the healing properties of nature and to raise funds for The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, which offers ocean therapy to veterans.

Read the full article @easyreadernews

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