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.

Syrian Refugee Who Swam to Greece Sets Sights on Olympics

This 18-year-old’s quest - and what she has overcome - will inspire you.

BERLIN—When a tiny motorboat’s engine stalled in salty, cold waters just off the shore of Turkey, the fate of the 20 refugees packed on board fell into the hands of 18-year-old Syrian Yusra Mardini. She, her sister, and a family friend were the only swimmers on board the craft that was trying to make the passage to Lesbos, Greece—a dangerous trip that has claimed countless lives. As water started filling the boat, the three women jumped out and began swimming to push the boat to Greek shores. What should have been a 45-minute trip became a harrowing physical test.

Massage from India: 24k Sea Swimming

24 K Swim Across Gate Way of India to Belapur Jetty

Marty Veen honored for his contributions

2016-03-04 - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - Marty Veen is inducted into the IMSHoF in the class of 2015. This has been reported on Dutch website www.noww.nl and www.ishof.org. Marty was not able to come to the formal gathering last year and due to his health he could not come when Ned Denison came to The Netherlands. It was however high time he received the decorations that go with the induction.

30K Sea Swimming from Prawn’s Light House to Vashi Bridge

Closure of my pool for renovation and limited practice hours on another rented pool certainly affected of Sampanna’s training but not fully. He partially compensated this by adding more iron in weight room and strict protein diet regime. This put him to 4th place overall, beating even winner of senior category in annual 5K Sea Swimming Race from Sunk Rock Light House to Gate Way of India in the Mumbai on 10th Feb. 2015.

10K National Championships India

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)
BMJ 2014;349:g7372

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