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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.

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


Marilyn Korzekwa to attempt 3-province, 25-hour Maritimes swim

An Ontario woman will attempt a three-province swim in the Maritimes this weekend.

Marilyn Korzekwa, 58, is currently set up a base camp in Port Elgin, N.B. She finished her last quick swim on Friday, before embarking on her 47 kilometre swim Saturday night.

Haley Anderson of US wins 5k open water at world swim

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fighting off windy and choppy conditions, Haley Anderson of the U.S. defended her title in the 5-kilometer open water race to claim the first medal of the FINA world swimming championships Saturday.

She surged to the lead in the closing meters in the brownish waters of the Kazanka River, hitting the touchpad in 58 minutes, 48.4 seconds.

Chad Ho of South Africa defeated Rob Muffels of Germany in a photo finish after they both stopped the clock in 55:17.6. Matteo Furlan of Italy earned bronze in 55:20.0.

ASA and RNLI launch Swim Safe 2015

The ASA and RNLI have today launched their open water safety initiative, Swim Safe 2015, as new research reveals that a fifth of children have got into difficulties in open water.

The findings also show that while parents are becoming more aware of the dangers posed by swimming in seas and lakes, 26 per cent do not believe cold water would affect a child’s swimming ability. This is despite RNLI warnings that swimming in temperatures below 15 degrees celsius can seriously affect your breathing and movement.

"Swimming in the sea is great fun but it is essential that children and parents know how to stay safe" - Jon Glenn.

ASAFurthermore, nearly half (43 per cent) of parents wrongly believe that if their child can swim in a pool, they will be safe in the sea, and one in eight parents (9 per cent) admit they don’t always supervise their children when they are in the sea or open water.

The statistics are released as the two organisations launch their annual Swim Safe programme, which this year is also supported by British Olympic Open Water Swimming Medallist, Cassie Patten, and Swimming World Champion Mark Foster.

London's Royal Docks opens as urban swimming pool

A former shipping hub in East London is the latest open water-swimming spot to open in the capital this summer.

The Royal Docks, near London City Airport and the ExCel Centre in east London, are open for both casual and competitive swimmers this summer during set periods on weekdays and Sunday mornings.

Non-hardy types need not apply: the water temperature hovers at around 18C - a swimming pool is typically 25-30C - although wetsuits, showers and hot and cold food are available on site.

read the rest on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

results: Tenero, Switerland

Results Friday, 10th July 2015

Adam Walker is invited as special guest at the Bosporus race

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Adam Walker celebrity guest...at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 26th July 2015 - Turkey.

Thousands of swimmers will take part in this increasingly popular 6,5 km open water race that starts in Kalıca, Asia.
Organised by the Turkish Olympic Committee, the event has been running for 26 years and where it began with 4 female entrants and 64 male entrants in 1989, this swim now welcomes thousands of swimmers from all around the World!
Adam is also very much looking forward to swimming the 6.5k route himself and be ready and waiting to congratulate the swimmers in Kurucesme as they finish their race!
Find out more about the Bosphorus Swim here>> and finishes in Kurucesme, Europe.

American Melissa O'Reilly wins ice swim-off in Russian Arctic race

The Murmansk Mile Sports Festival took place on the shores of Kola Bay in the Russian Arctic on June 27. Participants fought for victory in petanque (a French game involving hollow metal balls), mini-soccer, rugby and sailing, but the most anticipated event was a swim-off across Kola Bay.

The total of 27 men and eight women took part in the swim-off. It is not the first time that many of the swimmers have come to the Mile in search of thrills and chills: the water temperature in different parts of the bay that day ranged from five to nine degrees above zero Celsius (41-48 Fahrenheit)