8 new European races join the GSS: Alpen Adria Swim Cup!

The 8 races of the Alpen Adria Swim Cup have added more beautiful and majestic European races join the Global Swim Series.  If you include the LGSA Classique on Lake Geneva in Switzerland to the 8 races in the Alpen Adria Swim Cup and that makes 9 European races that have joined in less than a month!  Not to mention the plethora of other GSS races across Europe.  No excuses looking for a race in Europe this summer!

The health benefits and risks of cold water swimming

Want to get in on the joys of cold water swimming? We explore the many health benefits and outline how to stay safe in the open water.
Cold water swimming may seem like an odd pastime to the uninitiated.

The UK’s toughest open water swimming challenge returns to city’s Maryhill Locks

If you are looking for the ultimate challenge in the new year, then think Red Bull Neptune Steps.

The UK’s toughest open water swimming challenge returns to Maryhill Locks this spring.

With the first round of entries selling out in less than a day, a second wave of tickets has been released by Red Bull.

Come in, the water's f-f-freezing: Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is preparing for his toughest challenge yet... in Antarctica

Is he mad, or simply superhuman? HARRY MOUNT takes the plunge with him to find out

Lewis Pugh will swim a kilometre across a 'supraglacial' lake in the Antarctic. 
His swim will last between 18 and 21 minutes: enough to kill most human beings.  
The endurance swimmer has trained off the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Ocean challenge ahead for Gnarabup Cup honours

The one kilometre Margaret River Ocean Swim will be held once again in Gnarabup Bay on Saturday January 18.

The swim was first held in 2003 and for many since has been their first foray into open water swimming.

The emphasis of the event is fun, personal challenges and having a go with friends and family.

Swimming beyond summer: how SwimBowen inspired off-season dips into Howe Sound waters

In the midst of the cold and clouds, why would anyone choose to swim in the frigidity of our local ocean –let alone in the morning, when the light’s barely risen to reveal the icicles stuck to your eyelids? Okay, maybe not icicles. But the water’s chilly at the best of times. Surely, there must be better ways to commune with Mother Nature and this island we call home than to plunge into the Pacific and that practice of penance known as post-summer ocean swimming. Why do it?!

Five spectacular wild swimming spots in France

Explore France’s wealth of wild swimming spots this summer, from rivers and gorges to lakes high in the mountains

With nearly 3,000 miles of coastline, France has many of Europe’s finest beaches. But head inland and you stumble across a magical world of wild swimming – in lakes, rivers and gorges, as well as artificial lakes known as plans d’eau.

Why wild swimming is one of the best things for your mental health

It’s long been hailed by evangelists as a serious life tonic, but now a study by the British Medical Journal has proven the positive impact that wild swimming can have on our mental health. 

Christof Wandratsch Shows Speed & Stamina At Amstel Ice Swim

Germany’s Christof Wandratsch never used to like or perform well in cold water when he was a professional marathon swimmer in the 1990s.

But times change as Wandratsch has well-deservedly become an icon in ice swimming. The transformation to a truly hardened athlete is complete.

Kyra Wijnker Wins Ice Kilometer At Amstel Ice Swim

Kyra Wijnker won the distance freestyle races (500m + 1000m) at the Amstel Ice Swim on December 28th – 29th at the Roeicentrum Berlagebrug, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Swimming in freezing Winter waters: Insane or exhilarating?

It is hard not to notice how swimming in the outdoors has taken off in the UK over the last few years.

But while jumping in the water on a summer’s day might be refreshing, some hardy folk continue dipping in freezing temperatures throughout the Winter. Megan Titley speaks open water swimmers from the M.A.L.L.O.W.S Facebook group to find out if they are insane or actually, more sane than otherwise.

Proudly SA Bellamy bares all for an icy dip

South African open water endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy, currently part of a team  aiming for a record-breaking row across the notoriously rough and icy Drake Passage, kept things fresh on Thursday with a skinny dip off their custom row boat.

Swimmers urged to avoid Boxing Day dip

PEOPLE are being urged not to attempt to swim across the River Thames in Henley on Boxing Day.

The informal “Boxing Day dip”, which first took place in 2009, has become a tradition but Henley Open Water Swimming Club says people should stay at home because the river conditions are dangerous and someone could be killed.

Lewis Pugh to train in Lewis for Antarctic lake swim

An environmental campaigner is to prepare for swim in Antarctica with an 11-day training camp in Lewis.

Lewis Pugh, an endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, will start his training in the Western Isles on 29 December.

He has invited wild swimming enthusiasts to join him on his training swims in sea off Lewis.

Switzerland becomes the 38th country in the GSS… with the Lake Geneva Classique!

The Lake Geneva Swimming Association will again be hosting the LGSA Classique.  And although the race on July 18, 2020 will only be its 4th year, it has already become a true classic!

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