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.

Aspire celebrates seven years of open water swimming

On Saturday 14th November, Aspire held its annual Swimming Celebration Dinner at the Hilton in Watford to thank and celebrate the amazing fundraisers who have swum for the charity over the years.

Aspire has been offering open water swimming events since 2009, which have to date raised a staggering cumulative total of £748,540.  Events have been held in Snowdonia, The Lakes, Malta and Turkey, as well as Dusk ‘til Dawn and Night Swims. Over 100 people have swum the Solent, 12 people have swum a Loch Ness relay and 28 relay teams have successfully swum the English Channel.  This year, Phil Yorke became only the 12th person to have completed a solo crossing of the Channel swimming breaststroke.

The Horrifying Reason That Your Eyes Go Red In The Pool

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s not the chlorine in a swimming pool that makes your eyes red and itchy after a swim – it’s the pee. You may want to think twice about not wearing goggles before swimming in that public pool.

results: LEN-cup 2016-1 2# Madeira Island International Swim Marathon, Quinta Calaça-Madeira, Portugal

Here are the results of the 2016 1st LEN-cup held on 7 November 2015 but counting for the 2016 series.

Sporades Swimming holidays 2015: A testimonial from a guest of SwiminGreece

Témoignage : Petit retour sur mes vacances aux Sporades avec SwiminGreece
By Marc Le Roux                

SwiminGreece is operating swimming holidays in locations of exceptional beauty in Greece. But SwiminGreece swimming holidays is also about exploring. Very calm and friendly vacations, swimming with all safety precautions adapted to each swimmer and addressed to different levels of swimming skills of the various participants, absolutely no competitive spirit, just for the fun of swimming, for exploring and also for relaxing and accompanying, for the non-swimmers.  A time to relax, to discover, a time for yourself. An opportunity to meet new people, both the other participants and the members of the great team of SwiminGreece

No Viral Testing of Open Water Venues for 2016 Rio Olympics?

... Despite recommendations from several organizations to test for viruses in the Rio waters that are often exposed to human-sewage, it appears that the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee has ruled out conducting the tests. This decision comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) stuck to its policy of not doing routine viral testing to monitor water quality around the world. The standard procedure is to test for bacteria and not viruses ...

report: 8th MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués

The MARNATON eDreams Cup came to a close in Cadaqués bringing together over 1,100 swimmers in a day which was full of excitement
• The eighth MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués featured a 6.5km swim, a 2km swim and the MARNATON KIDS.
• One group of swimmers completed the 6.5km swim towing Jano Galán, who is suffering from ALS, achieving a historic feat in the world of open water swimming.
• One participant proposed to his girlfriend before starting their swim together.

2015 Channelswim statistics

The Channel swimming season 2015 has ended and all kind of interesting statistics can be derived.

People started playing with the numbers.

Oceanman 2015 Finals. Benidorm, Spain

Hello swimmers!

There are only a few days left before the last of the four rounds of the Oceanman Championship. This year the location chosen for the final of the European Championship is Benidorm, both because of the quality of its water and for its natural surroundings and Benidorm Island in particular.