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.

British team land relay bronze on final day of World Juniors

An all-English quartet closed the 2016 World Junior Open Water Championships with relay bronze for Great Britain.

It’s been a record-breaking week for the British team in Hoorn.

Hythe Aqua quartet Jason Ransley, Paul Hancock, Greg Wood and Stuart Parris are swimming the English Channel

Four friends will attempt to set a new cross-channel swimming record for charity on Monday.

Jason Ransley, from Hawkinge, and Paul Hancock, from Hythe, will be joined by Greg Wood (Brook) and Stuart Parris (Hastingleigh) as the quartet – all accomplished pool swimmers – take on their biggest challenge.

All four men are members of Hythe Aqua Masters and they’re targeting the four-man relay record of 8hr 48min from England to France.

Cool crowd embrace swimming the lochs

It was once a niche sport for the hardy who squeezed into wetsuits to swim whatever the weather (Julia Horton writes).

OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS: COPs smooth ‘Ruff’ waters to win golds galore

The swimmers of City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPs) gave up the relative comfort of indoor swimming at the regional pool to take part in the joing East Region and Cambridgeshire COUNTy ASA Open Water Championships.

Open water events require specialist facilities and trained officials so the event held at Whitlingham Country Park near Norwich served not only as the regional and county championships, but also as the qualifying event for this year’s National Open Water Championships.

Ferry woman swims English Channel

Mhairi Murdoch, 29, swam the 35km stretch in 10 hours 43 minutes last Thursday.

The junior doctor has been open-water swimming for over 20 years and is a member of Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association (YAABA), who are based in Broughty Ferry.

Sisters dive into Great Pier Swim to help hospice that cares for their mum

TWO sisters are set to dive into the annual fundraising Great Pier Swim, to thank the hospice which cares for their mum.

Lauren and Shelley Sipos hope to collect more than £3,000 from their 3.3km open water swim between Chalkwell and Jubilee beaches at the end of the month.

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Sabrina Wiedmer: used to swimming against the tide

June 29th, 11.10am, Mull of Kintyre: Standing knee-deep in cold slippery seaweed, Sabrina Wiedmer taps the front of her goggles one last time, pulls her swimming cap tightly down over her ears, takes a deep breath, closes her eyes, then crawls gently forward into the deep water. 

She’s pointed towards Cushendun, on the Antrim Coast, 17km away. It’s actually the shortest stretch of water through the North Channel, the narrowest crossing from the eastern seaboard of Scotland to Northern Ireland. And it’s lethally dangerous.

John aims to swim every lake in Cumbria

John Mather is set to take the plunge and swim the entire length of Ullswater to celebrate the flood recovery of the Lake District and raise funds to keep local swimming facilities afloat.

The 61-year-old, of Thursby, near Carlisle, is no stranger to open water swimming having already swam the length of several other waters in the national park and he’s aiming to swim them all.