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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.

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.

This woman wants to swim the English Channel FOUR TIMES!

A woman from the USA is trying to set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel.

Cornwall man is the first to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly

'You don't get many opportunities in life to do something that's a first'

A 58-year-old from Cornwall has become the first man to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly.

Last year Mark Richards, who has been into open water swimming for around five years, undertook a challenge to go all around Cornwall.

Udaipur girl sets new English Channel record

16-year-old Gaurvi Singhvi youngest open water swimmer to cross it in 13 hours

Gaurvi Singhvi (16) from Udaipur has made India proud by becoming the world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross the English Channel in 13 hours and 26 minutes last month.

Hundreds brave chilly swim at Coniston Water

A RECORD has been smashed with nearly 700 swimmers descending on Coniston Water to participate in a chilly challenge.

New record in monster swim at Loch Ness set by swimmers from Hong Kong and Czech Republic

A DISTANCE swimmer from Hong Kong has led a team to set a new unofficial record for a four-person relay swim of Loch Ness.

Experienced ice water swimmer Chun Kong Mak and his three Czech team-mates completed the 23 miles from Fort Augustus to Lochend in 11 hours and 38 minutes.

Argentine looks to make history with English Channel swim

Should he cross the English Channel, Matías Ola will become the first Argentine to achieve the so-called 'Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.' Here's why he's doing it.
As Matías Ola looked out over the English Channel this week, just one day of calm seas lay between him and an astounding achievement.

A 17-mile race around a lake? You must be crazy

With a little help from her family and friends, Ottery's Fiona Taylor braves the marathon 17-mile swim around Italy's beautiful Lago d'Orta

After spotting a small mention of the Marathon Lago d'Orta in Northern Italy in 'Outdoor Swimmer Magazine' (Christmas subscription from my husband Mark), I proceeded to Google for details. Six months later, with 17 weeks of training fitted in between working, school pickup, homework and 92 miles swum in practice behind me, I was standing on the shores of Lake d'Orta, poised, as one of 18 participants from seven countries, to race 27km (17 miles!) around the circumference of the lake.

Jellyfish force sea swim event to be called off

First Open Swim Stars' event in Nord department rescheduled for May or June 2020

Jellyfish have forced the cancellation of a popular swimming event.

Champion ice swimmer drowns in Yenisei River

Nikolay Petshak, 64, who swam from Russia to America, died in ‘accident’ in river where he carried the Olympic flame.

Petshak had been an ice swimmer for 40 years and he drowned while exercising in summer in the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk region, confirmed local sporting officials.

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