609 in 2015 and later

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

For the organizers of events and other interested parties

January 2014 - We have been publishing this website for 6 years now.
We agree that our hobby got a little out of hand. It started with the idea to remove the non-Dutch content from our Dutch Openwater site http://noww.nl . (That site has been online since August 1998, which makes it the oldest Dutch Swimming website.)
Some users there complained - in a nice way - that the Dutch content got snowed under by the international content.

10 K National Championships

Miss Tejas Shankaran (18) sprinted towards finish line to secure her Silver Medal finish but shocked to see her team mate and close friend & rival Miss Anushka Purandare (16) already on  the shore. But then realized that Anushka got disqualified for her wrong turn in the last loop of 500 mts.

Message from India: 10 K National Championships

Miss Tejas Shankaran (18) sprinted towards finish line to secure her Silver Medal finish but shocked to see her team mate and close friend & rival Miss Anushka Purandare (16) already on  the shore. But then realized that Anushka got disqualified for her wrong turn in the last loop of 500 mts.

Swim in the Yugoslav Submarine Tunnels (Bunkers)

Swim in the Yugoslav Submarine Tunnels (Bunkers)

Most of you must remember the former Yugoslavia, at least from TV news. It was a union of 6 Republics formed into a Federation. Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (including the regions of Kosovo and Vojvodina).
In the year of 1991 Croatia and Slovenia became the first republics to declare independence from Yugoslavia. During the recent Balkan war (1991-2001) many of these countries were not were appealing to visit, but times have changed now. Many call know these countries as the Balkans!

Captain Webb’s legacy: the perils of swimming the English Channel

Captain Webb’s legacy: the perils of swimming the English Channel (Published 16 December 2014)
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book: Man VS Ocean

 

MAN VS OCEAN by Adam Walker
 

Adam Walker is not your everyday record-breaking sportsman. He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet - to swim non-stop  across seven of the world's deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks, cap and goggles.

It is not a test for the faint-hearted: swimmers face FREEZING temperatures
huge SWELLS, treacherous CURRENTS potentially DEADLY marine life
(from SHARKS to Portuguese men o' war) vomiting and BURNING off a week's calories in a single swim!

2017 FINA World Championships Budapest Hype Video

The 2017 FINA World Championships are slated to take place in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest took over hosting dutiess when Guadalajara, Mexico, elected to drop out of the running.

Wetsuits To Be Worn In Olympic Marathon, Says FINA, As Draft Rules Rushed Through

FINA, the international federation that promoted in its ranks the man in charge of organisation on the day Fran Crippen died in a world cup race off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in 2010, will this month consider draft rules on the wearing of wet suits in the Olympic marathon at the Rio 2016 Games.

Jan-Anders Manson, the chairman of the FINA Swimsuit Approval Commission, has been asked to draw up draft rules on the wearing of wet suits in Open Water competitions where water temperatures are (or are likely) to be less than 18-20C. The death of Fran Crippen centred on the opposite end of conditions, waters and dirt temperature on the tragic day searingly hot.

Rio’s Olympic water consistently contaminated

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic waters in this city are more widely contaminated by sewage than previously known and pose a greater threat to athletes’ health ahead of next year’s games, according to new results from tests commissioned by The Associated Press.

Expanded analysis of Rio’s waterways shows that high viral and in some cases bacterial counts are found not just along shorelines where raw sewage runs into waterbodies, but far offshore where athletes will compete in sailing, rowing and canoeing.

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