749 in 2015 and later

510 past in 2015 (updated 30-06-'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.

Más de 600 nadadores han podido disfrutar de las aguas cristalinas y el fondo marino de la costa guixolenca

Más de 600 nadadores han podido disfrutar de las aguas cristalinas y el fondo marino de la costa guixolenca

Este sábado 27 de junio se ha celebrado la IV MARNATON eDreams Sant Feliu de Guíxols, la tercera prueba del calendario de retos en mar abierto de la IV Copa MARNATON eDreams. Con la incorporación de una nueva distancia, una travesía de 1,5km, esta edición ha incrementado su participación, dando cabida a un gran número de nadadores, más de 600, entre los cuales había muchos participantes amateurs.

report: Oceanman Lago d’Orta 2015

Last weekend the first Oceanman Lago d’Orta was held in Italy with an excellent turnout of 600 swimmers of 19 nationalities at Lido de Gozzano, in the heart of the Piedmont region.

The day began at 10 am with the showpiece event: the 14 km Oceanman starting in Omegna and finishing on the beautiful Lido di Gozzano Beach. The Italians Tamborrino and Rivellini stopped the clock with a time of 2:59, crossing the finishing line together. Alessandro Gesini completed the men’s podium in this long-distance race. In the women’s, the Italian Lucrezia Casu (who was third in the Palamós Oceanman) was victorious with a time of 3:06, just in front of her compatriots Erika Audasso and Daniela Sabatini.

11# Meis – Kaş (Kastellorizo to Kas) Yüzme Maratonu Turkey

Lykean Festival Swim
This was the 11th year of the swim, from Europe to Asia (Kastellorizo to Kas).
Over 250 swimmers took part.
It was a nearly 7 km swim in open waters of the South Aegean.
They swam to Kas and partied at the Festival celebrations.

Pilot Whales, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Sharks and Adam Walker

All in a days work...

Adam has been travelling around the world taking part in the filming of a documentary about Dolphin Intelligence. Adam returned to New Zealand in April to film with the Dusky Dolphins, the same breed of Dolphin that famously protected Adam from a Shark on his Cook Strait crossing in 2014.

5# Neda el Món Prades Siurana, Prades - Pantà de Siurana (Tarragona), Spain

Sunday, 21 June, 2015 (All day)


  • Place: Siurana Lake (Tarragona)
  • Date: 21st June 2015
  • Field: Lake
  • Distance: 3,000 m - 6,000 m - 9,000 m
  • Start point: Siurana Lake
  • End point: Siurana Lake
  • Limit of participants: 400
  • Water temperature: 21-22ºC

Will openwater swimmers be boiling in Qatar?

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Qatar is among seven countries preparing bids to host the swimming world championships in 2021 or 2023.

Swimming's governing body, known as FINA, says Argentina, Australia, China, Germany, Japan and Turkey have also expressed interest.

Canada’s Lac Magog will drop off of FINA’s Open Water World Cup series

Canada’s Lac Magog will drop off of FINA’s Open Water World Cup series for 2015 after event organizers withdrew their 10K and 34K events.

Swim organizers announced the withdrawal in a press release today, citing the high costs of hosting a FINA event.

The race was scheduled for July 30th, and was to be the 8th stop of FINA’s Marathon Swimming World Cup tour. The Lac Magog event was one of three to be hosted in Canada.

Kotlin race - St. Petersburg to Kronstadt, Russia

Give yourself a challenge and try your strength out in a swimming distance of 25 kilometres -June to September- from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt. This swim which starts from Russia's northern capital and lies along the waves of Gulf of Finland to the port city located on Kotlin Island. http://kotlinrace.ru/en/index3.html

KOTLINRACE organizers engage in registering procedures making the race possible, as well as managing the associated costs. The organizing team assist in the preparation of necessary documents and include the swimmer in the official list of athletes who have managed to cover the race distance from St. Petersburg to the Kotlin island in a specific category (with / no wetsuit, solo / relayrace, relayrace 2 / 3 / 4) keeping to all the rules.