609 in 2015 and later

648 past in 2015 (updated 17-07-'15)

Brrrr-illiant! Wild Swimmer does country proud in sub-zero Antarctic race

A Polish wild swimmer has become the first Pole in history to swim 1km in the freezing cold waters of the Antarctica in less than 15 minutes.

Leszek Naziemiec outpowered nine others to take fifth place in just 14 minutes, 42 seconds at the first Antarctic Ice Swimming race held in Port Lockroy, the north-western point of the continent.

Ross Edgley: 'It was goosebumps upon tears, upon smiles'

He had swum for 157 days around the entire coastline of Great Britain, but as Ross Edgley approached the finish of his epic adventure, he was energized by something "special" in the water.

He had battled extreme fatigue, cold, pain, jellyfish stings and parts of his tongue falling off during the 1,792-mile journey, but there to greet him on a freezing November morning were 300 swimmers to guide the weary traveler to the shore.

Irishman dives into Alibaug sea, reaches south Bombay in less than 8 hours

Irish swimmer makes waves; covers Alibaug-Mumbai in 7.51 hours

Mumbai, Nov 29 Irish swimmer Ned Denison swam rom the coastal town of Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district to the Gateway of India here Wednesday just for "fun" as he completed the 36-km sea distance in 7 hours and 51 minutes.

Fort Myers native Paul Asmuth dives into writing about his marathon swimming life

Paul Asmuth is a Fort Myers youth swimmer who became one of the top marathon swimmers in the world. He held the record for swimming the English Channel. He also was a seven-time marathon swimming champion. He has written a book about his faith and how it helped with his swimming.
Andrew West/The News-Press

Paul Asmuth had every reason in the world to end his open-water, marathon swimming career before it really started.

Great East Swim set to return next year

Swimmers are getting on their marks, as the biggest open water-swimming event in Suffolk, the Great East Swim, is set to return next year.

Organisers have announced that the date for the next event, at Alton Water near Ipswich, is June 22. Around 2,000 people of all ages and abilities are expected to take the plunge at the major charity challenge, while thousands will also turn out to watch and support them.

'It’s freedom, adventure and fun all rolled together' - open water swimming comes to Northamptonshire

A country park in Northamptonshire will host open water swimming from June 2019, a sport described as "freedom, adventure and fun all rolled together". Delivered by Northamptonshire County Council, the outdoor activity will take place at Sywell Country Park next year offering people the chance to swim in a safe and controlled environment.

Six Great Open Water Swimming Locations

Open water swimming is a wonderful way to explore our world while also getting in a good workout. From serene lakes to the majestic oceans, there are many beautiful and memorable places to train. Here are some of our favorite open water locations.

SA swimmer leads 1km Antarctic world record for charity

Ice swimmers who set to out be the first to complete an official 1km swim in the Antarctic have achieved their goal.

At 12.15am yesterday, South African Ram Barkai successfully led 14 ice swimmers from across the globe to complete the swim in the name of charity and to set a Guinness World Record.

French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.

Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment.

Marathon Swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette's Wildest Challenges

Pat Gallant-Charette is the oldest woman to have swum the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, the English Channel between Britain and France and the Tsugaru Strait in Japan. She set the first of her nine world records when she was 60. She’ll turn 68 in a couple of months.

But, as Pat says, age is just a number.

Logistical, Operational, Rewarming Issues Way Down Under

Near the bottom of the world in the Southern Ocean, Ram Barkai is leading a team of 14 ice swimmers in the International Ice Swimming Association-organzed Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim.

Jean Craven, Leszek Naziemiec, Andrey Agarkov, Sergio Salomone, Paolo Chiarino, Clinton Le Sueur, Alexander Brylin, Samantha Whelpton, Diego López Dominguez, Victoria Mori, Yun Feng Wang, Wyatt Song, and Petar Stoychev are planning the logistics of the 1 km swim.

Role Models In The Open Water

Protoganist Adrian Sarchet and creator James Harrison of Sea Donkey (World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year), Antonio Argüelles (World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year), Jaimie Monahan (World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year), and Tita Llorens Bagur (World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year) were celebrated at the 2018 Open Water Summit and WOWSA Awards at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.

Antarctic swim for Charity

In a “first of its kind” initiative by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), 15 swimmers will brave the icy Antarctica to swim 1km for charity and attempt to set a Guiness World Record.

The swim, expected to take place this week when the weather is just right, will attempt to raise R50 000 for Madswimmer.

Swimming around Hong Kong Island: first relay team complete 45km swim in record time

The Drifters complete their latest challenge after the English Channel, the Bosphorus swim, Rottnest Island and Enduroman

The first swimming relay to make its way around Hong Kong Island completed the 45-kilometre swim in 12 hours, two minutes and 55 seconds.

The time eclipses any around the Island swim before them, which until now has only been done solo. It is not only a course record, but a world record pending ratification from the Marathon Swimming Federation (MSF).

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Yesterday, a team of ice swimmers including Leszek Naziemiec of Poland, Andrey Agarkov (Андрей Агарков) of Russia, Sergio Salomone of Argentina, Paolo Chiarino of Italy, Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, Alexander Brylin of Russia, Samantha Whelpton of South Africa, Diego López Dominguez of Spain, Victoria Mori of Argentina, Yun Feng Wang of China, Wyatt Song of Australia, Petar Stoychevof Bulgaria, Jean Craven of South Africa, and Ram Barkai of South Africa set off to their journey to complete the first Ice Kilometer Swim in Antarctica.

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