504 in 2015 and later

84 past in 2015 (updated 18-01-'15)

For the organizers of events and other interested parties

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.

North Bondi Roughwater ocean swim has closest finish ever as thousands compete despite poor weather

OLLIE Signorini beat more than 1000 competitors to the finish line in treacherous conditions at the North Bondi Roughwater open water swim on Sunday.

The Collaroy-based swimmer won the 1km event, in what organisers called the ‘closest finish in race history’.

Signorini, who also won the 2014 swim, finished the race in 12:08, shaving more than three minutes off his time last year.

Sierra Leone Sports: SLSDWA outlines plans for 2015

The Scribe of Sierra Leone Swimming Diving and Water Polo Association (SLSDWA), Mohamed Turay has released their calendar of activities for 2015.
Speaking to Mohamed Turay in an interview with this medium he said the association have so many activities to undertake this year, that is why they have outlined their plans very early to work in line with the Ministry of Sport, Sport Council and the National Olympic Committee-Sierra Leone.

Select few can enter challenge to swim all the lakes

THE STAGE is set for people looking to dive head first into the largest swimming challenge in the Lake District's history.

Ambleside-based swim company Head to the Hills have created the Great Lake District Swim Challenge which will see entrants swim up to 17 lakes across two weekends.

The event is split into the east and west lakes but for those attempting both challenges they will be swimming a combined distance of 16.1km when the event kicks off on August 7.

First U.S. Winter Swimming Championships To Be Held In Memphremagog

Don't feel bad if you've never heard of the United States Winter Swimming Championships. They haven't actually happened yet. Newport is hosting the inaugural event next month, in Lake Memphremagog.

This isn't about just jumping though a hole in the ice for a charitable cause (although that will be happening too). We're talking 25-, 50- and 100-meter races in a two-lane pool cut out of the lake ice.

Wild winter swimmers addicted to the buzz and health benefits from plunging into icy lochs

SWIMMERS love the sense of adventure of braving the cold in just trunks or a costume and are feeling the benefits too.

A DIP in Scotland’s lochs is a chilly enough prospect in the summer – yet a growing number swim in winter too.

And many of these swimmers are turning their backs on wetsuits and plunging into icy waters wearing just trunks or a costume.

The hardy souls are convinced that there are numerous benefits to their regular open-water swims.