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.
THE STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR ADVENTURE HAS JUST STARTED!
Aiming to reach Punta Cires swimming the waters of the Straits of Gibraltar, the first group of swim addicts that this week will try to make this dream come true is now in Tarifa.
Gone are months of training, coordinated by our coach Jonathan Gomez, to reach the necessary training level to achieve this challenge.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page where we will update almost in real time about each's group swim.
Good luck swim addicts!
Organisers of the World Open Water Swimming Association’s global conference, taking place on Bute this weekend, have announced a late change of venue for the event.
The conference, which runs from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, will now take place at the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre in Rothesay, instead of at Mount Stuart as originally planned.
The venue for an open water swim at 2pm on Sunday, bringing the event to a close, has also been changed - it will now take place at Kerrycroy Bay on the island’s east coast, instead of at Stravanan Bay on the west.
Divided in two age groups (14-16 years and 17-18 years), boys and girls will took the plunge in races of 5km for the youngest category and 7.5km for the oldest.
Apart from individual events, a 3km Team Event composed of three swimmers was also organized for both age categories.
The open water swimming season came to an end with the Gozo channel swims, organised by Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club and sponsored by Festina Watches.
A flotilla took over the stretch of sea between the islands as boats of all types escorted the 92 swimmers racing towards the finishing buoy in Marfa.
The prevailing swell, particularly near Comino, prevented all swimmers achieving their pre-set targets. However, only two failed to finish the race.
Eleven swimmers took part in the 11-kilometre race starting from Marfa, proceeding towards Ras il-Qala in Gozo and back to the starting point.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame fills a wave-shaped building with a collection so vast, it overflows into the pool shop’s attic. I expect photos, medals and back stories related to superstars whose strokes I’m still trying to emulate, from Fort Lauderdale-based swimming/diving legend Katherine Rawls to nine-time Olympic champion Mark Spitz. It’s the surprises that anchor me here for hours.
read all on: http://www.washingtonpost.com
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.