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.

1# Neda el Món Leucate La Franqui, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Sunday, 6 September, 2015 (All day)

There are no frontiers to Neda el Món! This time we are going to France.
To the Languedoc-Roussillon zone, at only 45 minutes from Catalonia. Leucate La Franqui is situated at the Gulf of Lion, more precisely at the Corbières Maritimes, between Perpignan and Narbonne. The crossing will consist of a 3,5 km crossing, and another one of 6,1 km. They will be held one after the other, so anyone who wants to do both, can do so, and will have swum 9.6 km.

Rio 2016 Open Water Test Event

The official Olympic test event for open water swimming was held on Saturday and Sunday off the Copacabana Beach following the anticipated Olympic racecourse.

The women’s 10km race went to Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne. The two time world champion won the race with a time of 2:12:18.7.

Allan do Carmo of Brazil won the men’s race with a time of 2:03.53.9 over Japan’s Yasunari Hirai and Olympic bronze medallist Richard Weinberger.

The race didn’t come without controversy as many athletes didn’t participate due the unsanitary conditions of the water that have caused many to question if the venue is suitable to host the event on the world’s largest stage.

report: Adam Walker crossing the Bosphorus

On the 25th July, I had the great honour of hosting the 27th year of the “Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race” from Asia to Europe. I became the first host to swim the 6.5 kilometre stretch and complete another continent to continent swim. The previous celebrity hosts were pool Olympic swimmers Inge de Brujin 2014, Ian Thorpe 2013 and Mark Spitz 2012.

Following the race I then took part in a show swim, which was in promotion for another event taking place on the 100th Anzac Day. Another true honour in celebration of 100 years since the battle in Gallipoli.

Woman finishes record 17-hour, shark-infested Golden Gate swim

New Zealander Kim Chambers has become the first woman to finish a record 30-mile marathon swim from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

It took her 17 hours and 12 minutes to complete the notoriously cold and difficult crossing. She left late on Friday arriving at the bridge Saturday evening just after 5pm.

"I'm completely overwhelmed," the 38-year-old Chambers said. "It's something I've wanted for so long."

UpStream Lago de Sanabria, (Zamora) Spain

Saturday, 5 September, 2015 - 08:15


Lugar: Galende – Zamora
Fecha: 5 de Septiembre de 2015
Horario: Mañana y tarde

report: 46# Swimming Marathon Šabac, Serbia

My respected sport marathon friends,

46th International Swimming Marathon was held two days ago, on Sunday, August 2, 2015., in Šabac, Serbia.

The participants swam the distance of 19km, from the village of Jarak to the Old Town Beach near old fortress in the City of Sabac.

There were 17 competitors, 12 male and 5 female marathon swimmers from 9 countries.

5# Κολυμβητικός Αγώνας Διάπλους Σπετσών - Spetses cross channel swimming race, Greece

Saturday, 10 October, 2015 (All day)

Swimming Competition

On Saturday October 10th, swimmers will have a unique chance to participate in the swimming competitions held by the students of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses. Two races will take place, one of 3 km (Spetses-Kosta) and one of 5 km (Spetses-Kosta-Spetses).

Hamilton woman touches three provinces in marathon swim

A 58-year-old Hamilton woman has completed a rare marathon swim.

Marilyn Korzekwa completed the swim across the Northumberland Strait over the weekend starting off from Amherst Shore of Nova Scotia; swimming to Prince Edward Island and finishing in New Brunswick.

read the full article @AM900