WOWSA new owner website

Dear registered user.

This website has changed ownership after 11 years.
Richard and I are quitting. It is costing us too much time keep the website updeted without help.
The new owner is WOWSA.

We expect WOWSA will continue the website wit new effort and we (Richard, Niek and Gertjan) will stay on as supporters and perhaps frequent posters on the website.

Registration 3# Amstel Ice Swim open

Amstel Ice Swim

The Amstel Ice Swim is organized in the last weekend of the year in the city centre of Amsterdam.

The Amstel Ice Swim originated from the idea of Fergil Hesterman who wanted to make his sport known to a wider audience. In 2017, Fergil achieved the 4th place at the world championships in Germany. After this he wanted more people to come into contact with his sport. What better way to do this than to organize a competition.

Who dares, swims - in the 1930s these intrepid young Newport women braved the chilly waters of the River Usk for races watched by thousands

THESE three Newport swimmers were just teenagers when during the 1930s they braved the tidal waters of the River Usk to compete in races watched from its banks by thousands of people.

Swim the Channel? Neigh bother for horse fan Heather

A WARWICK mother-of-two is undergoing extensive training in preparation for swimming the length of the English Channel next year in aid of the British Horse Society (BHS).

How to Remain Calm in Open Water Swimming Chaos

Flow into the moment; don’t let the moment take control of you

Open water races can catch even experienced open water swimmers by surprise. Getting kicked, having your cap or goggles ripped off of your head, surf conditions you haven’t experienced before or haven’t experienced in some time, or accidentally inhaling a face full of water can trigger any swimmer into survival mode.

15 Swimmers recognized at WOWSA awards in Los Angeles

We’ve seen extraordinary records broken in sports disciplines across the world, but nothing made a “splash” quite like the tidal of record holders who were honored at the World Open Water Swim Association (WOWSA) last weekend.

Swimm: Swim anywhere, anytime for everyone

Three start-ups have been nominated for the Dutch Sports Innovation Award. The award ceremony will take place on October the 7th during the Dutch Sport Innovation Congress. Swimm is one of the nominees.

Weertman, Bridi win FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Chun'an

Rio Olympic champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands and Arianna Bridi of Italy snatched titles at the ninth and last stop of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series here in Chun'an county of China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

Wild swimming: The best places to swim in the United Kingdom

Open water or wild swimming is on the increase in the UK: more than 4.1 million people swam in lakes, lochs, rivers, and seas between November 2017 and 2018, according to the Sport England Active Lives survey.

Speaking on White Wine Question Time, podcaster Stu Whiffen told host Kate Thornton that he’s a big wild swimming fan.

Thames Marathon 2020 expected to sell out in record time

Registrations have opened for the award-winning Thames Marathon, a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow in South East England. The Thames Marathon forms one of four events in the Henley Swim portfolio. The organisers note that next year’s event is expected to sell out in record speed.

The Open Water Swimming Year – The Other Side of Summer

There is an imaginary curving line I could identify starting at The Garden, that sheer-walled hint of a cove in the cliffs on the western side of Tramore Bay. Such a line would terminate over four kilometres east at Brownstown Head on the other side of the bay and it delineates where the open ocean waves kick up in size as they advance on the coast and as I leave it, deep water waves, not the combers they become as they break on the shore.

Marathon 151km Caribbean swim leaves SA endurance athlete in hospital

A South African endurance swimmer had to be hospitalised with severe muscle breakdown after a 151km, 56-hour swim in the Caribbean.

Cape Town-educated Cameron Bellamy, an entrepreneur in San Francisco who swims to raise money for African charities, barely survived his latest adventure, which involved swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

Global Swim Series and ÖTILLÖ Swimrun sign partnership agreement

The Global Swim Series and the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series have signed a cross-marketing partnership agreement.

The Global Swim Series (GSS), which is the largest swim series in the world, have held discussions with the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series, the largest Swimrun organization and founder of the sport.

Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop

A woman who was treated for breast cancer a year ago has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.

Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.

South African Cameron Bellamy Completes Longest Channel Swim in History

South African endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy has just completed the longest channel swim in history – across 150km of open ocean! It took him 57 hours of continuous swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

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