links to European swimming federations and interesting O.W.S. sites
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.
Earlier this summer, southern England was blessed with unusually warm weather and a number of our gravel pit lakes hit 25 degrees Celsius, which isn’t far short of what you find in a heated indoor pool. Wearing wetsuits in water this temperature is (in my opinion) quite uncomfortable, especially when the sun is beating down. It’s possibly even dangerous. So why do so many people continue wearing their wetsuits when the water is so warm? - See more at: http://www.h2openmagazine.com/blogs/how-much-do-you-need-train-your-wetsuit/#sthash.kje9QRmK.dpuf
Earlier this summer, southern England was blessed with unusually warm weather and a number of our gravel pit lakes hit 25 degrees Celsius, which isn’t far short of what you find in a heated indoor pool. Wearing wetsuits in water this temperature is (in my opinion) quite uncomfortable, especially when the sun is beating down. It’s possibly even dangerous. So why do so many people continue wearing their wetsuits when the water is so warm?
The current chief editor and the driving force behind the specialized open water magazine H2 Open Water Magazine, Simon Griffiths, has kindly accepted our invitation to participate in the Cala Montgó Swim Festival next September 20-21 in the 12km distance. Simon, a keen and restless athlete, did his first triathlon in 1988 and, after qualifying for several championships in this discipline, founded and launched the world's first and only dedicated open water swimming magazine.
Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has become the first person to swim the Seven Seas.
Lewis completed his final swim from Southend-on-Sea up to the Thames Barrier, breaking the swim into three lengths – Southend to Gravesend on the 28th August and Gravesend to the Thames Barrier on the 29th August. It took him 8hrs and 12 minutes.
Belgian Rikeman Brian is the winner of this year's 28th edition of the Ohrid Swimming Marathon, which swim within the Grand Prix Series World Swimming Federation (FINA). The track "climate Savin 'long 30 km ride Rikeman January for exactly 5 hours, 41 minutes and 47 seconds. In a dramatic finish he managed to triumph over other five swimmers in that group almost simultaneously spent the last checkpoint at Kaneo.
After the race, clearly sat- Rikeman said:
"Good and tense race to the end. Lucky I stayed on top and along with Eugene entered the Pop Acev fotofinish where judgments fitness. Course I'm happy, and next year will come in Ohrid to compete with other swimmers ".
We are glad to announce the extension of the registration period for the 12K race at the Cala Montgó Swim Festival.
The most adventurous and intrepid can also give it a go to the ULTRAFINISHER 12K+6K+3K over a weekend abounding in competitions and leisure activities to suit all tastes!!Jump on board and save the date!
On Sunday, August 17, we cooled off in a 5000 meter swim outing that run along the sparkling waters of the Palamós coastline, Cap Roig and as a final finishing touch the Formigues islands, an archipelago consisting of 4 tiny islands (the so-called Secret Swims activity).
Along the way we tapped into a myriad of caves to delve into and explore paired with abundant marine vegetation perfectly appreciable thanks to the crystal blue water sea bottom.
It was a truly enriching experience as the group comprised swimmers outside the regular Swim the Costa Brava circle , all holidaymakers coming from Madrid, Germany, UK and other parts of Spain.
He was once the fastest person on the planet to cross the English Channel unaided and taught comedian Ken Dodd how to swim.
Tributes have now been paid to Black Country legend Bill Pickering who has died aged 93.
He worked at the former Bloxwich Baths for 35 years and his legacy saw a cup named in his honour.
Originally from Derbyshire he came to Bloxwich in the early 1950s as baths manager.It was then in August 1955 that he created a World Record for the 21-mile England to France crossing of 14 hours and six minutes.
He had beaten the record of Florence Chadwick, the American who became the first woman to cross the Channel in both directions. She won it back barely six weeks later, beating Mr Pickering's record by 11 minutes.