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Weymouth Beach one of four beaches in South Auckland to have public health warnings lifted

Auckland residents will have extra swimming spots to choose from over the summer, with the announcement a number of beaches have been deemed safe again.Four beaches in the Manukau Harbour have had long-term public health warnings...
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KNZB (The Netherlands) - Tue, 23/10/2018 - 02:00

Het Nederlandse herenteam heeft zijn eerste zege in de World League binnen. In de Utrechtse Krommerijn werd Oekraïne, na een stroeve start, met 15-5 uiteindelijk ruim verslagen. Robin Lindhout, die werd verkozen tot man of the match, was met vier treffers topscorer van de avond. 

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Prestatie-eisen jeugdtoernooien zomer 2019

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Tue, 23/10/2018 - 02:00

De technische staf van de KNZB heeft vandaag de prestatie-eisen voor de jeugd zwemtoernooien zomer 2019 gepubliceerd. De eisen voor de EJK, de EYOF, de EJK Open Water, het Post-EJK traject (Universiade) en het Post-EJK Open Water zijn vanaf heden bekend.

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Private Schools to Open their Swimming Pools to State Pupils

Wild Swimming - Mon, 22/10/2018 - 10:40

The Guardian reports: A new drive to encourage private schools to share their swimming pools is being launched by the government amid concerns about the number of children who emerge from primary school unable to swim.

Fewer than half of all British children are able to swim 25 metres by the time they reach the age of 11. Schools will get a share of a £320m fund to help boost swimming lessons, he said.

While the Department for Education has not proposed any new measures to compel private schools to open their pools, Hinds said he was personally determined to “make sure our children grow up safe and water confident”. “Many independent schools are already doing this, but others can and must do more to help every child in their community,” he said.

This year’s figures from the Independent Schools Council, which represents 1,326 private schools in the UK, show that of 603 of its member schools that have pools, 304 already share them in some way with state school pupils.

Meanwhile, 72% of primary schools use public pools for swimming lessons, while 15% use their own pool and 10% use another private facility.

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the ISC, said that there was “much goodwill from schools fortunate to have facilities that may be in short supply locally”. She added that “raising awareness of partnerships helps more state schools and independent schools develop mutually beneficial programmes”.

“Headteachers who have opened up their facilities tell us it’s a win-win for the schools and the community,” said Charles Johnston, director of property for Sport England, a public body under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. “It allows facilities to be used at times when otherwise they’d be empty.”

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, who is responsible for sport, said: “This barely moves the dial on the pressing need to improve the health of our children, when six out of 10 are leaving primary school either overweight or obese. Read more on this story…

See also: Mass Education Saved Lives

Categories: open water

Rottnest Channel Swim 2019

marathonswimmers.org - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 22:02

Registrations for Rotto solos open Monday. Who is in?

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Rottnest Channel Swim 2015

marathonswimmers.org - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 16:31

Hi Bogdan,

I will be swimming my second crossing in 2019. I have a friend skippering this time, but last time I found my boat by calling around the boat / fishing charter companies in Perth. I will PM you with his details. The Rottnest Channel website also has a forum where you can post request for crew.

Regarding nutrition, at the very least, you are going to need a decky who can keep an eye on you and throw you your drinks. Skipper won't be able to do this. I'd strongly suggest finding a paddler.

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Driven: the Marathon Swimming Documentary

marathonswimmers.org - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:55

Saw this for the first time yesterday. Wasn't sure what to expect, as this genre can sometimes drift into hyperbole and overdramatization.

Thankfully, this definitely wasn't the case. Rather, the focus was on multi-dimensional hard, cold reality. In short, the struggles of 3 marathon swimmers of varying degrees of competence battling through an alien environment (the ocean/Mother Nature), and how they deal with acute psychophysiological stress.

The protagonists are presented as regular human beings attempting something extraordinarily difficult, as opposed to superhumans with preternatural gifts who seem almost predestined to automatically succeed at anything they try.

Loved Mr. Yudovin's comparison between swimming and running. That will stick with me for quite some time.

Unquestionably, I'll keep this movie on my radar monthly over the next year. The goal is to do a series of ultra-marathons beginning in April 2019, with hopes of ending the season in my home state of California in about 10-12 months.

All told, very well done and greatly appreciated. This is how a movie about marathon swimming should be presented.

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Salt Mouth

marathonswimmers.org - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:45

What Happens to Your Body on a Long-Distance Swim -Outside Online

One of my swimmers sent this article to me this morning and I thought this was rather interesting: "Edgley later found that rinsing with mouthwash and coating his mouth with a layer of coconut oil protected it from the salt."

I've definitely used mouthwash before (and mint tea is also nice on a salty mouth), but I will have to try the coconut oil.

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The new "MSF Store" - store.marathonswimmers.org

marathonswimmers.org - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 00:40

I thought the e-commerce technology behind the MSF Store (opencart) would reduce hassles, but in the end it just created different sorts of hassles.

If you had trouble using the old Store, I invite you check out the new MSF Store, which is just a single page with an order form and CC payments powered by Stripe.


Any other products people want?

Some have mentioned hoodies. I may be able to figure something out with Teespring (where we currently offer t-shirts), but in the meantime, one simple option is to buy an unadorned hoodie, and sew an MSF patch ($6) onto it.

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Dutch Open Ice Swimming 2019

Netherlands Open Water Web - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 22:58
Datum: donderdag, 18 januari, 2018 - 17:00 t/m zaterdag, 20 januari, 2018 - 13:00

Dutch Open Ice Swimming 2019
Vrijdag 18 jan. vanaf 17.00 de Ice Mijl.
Zaterdag 19 jan. vanaf 15.00 de 100-200-500 en estafette 4x100 mix
Zondag 20 jan. vanaf 11.00 de 1000 meter.
Inschrijven kan vanaf zondag 11 nov. 2018

Event Website:openwaterswimming.club
Contact Name:Marcel Stroet
Contact Email:marcel@openwaterswimming.club


Bijlage:  44149997_2228814170731348_2575363949478281216_o.jpgijszwemmen & winter zwemmenVolendam - NEDIISA (en IISA-Nederland)
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USA Swimming Sets 2019 World University Games Roster

USA Swimming - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 16:54

USA Swimming today announced a 52-member squad that will represent the United States at next summ...

Categories: federation

MSF swim caps - new color

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 02:33

The lineup of MSF silicone swim caps had expanded to a third color - dark blue with white print. Not advised for open water (visibility) but great for pool swimming.

To purchase, head to the MSF Store.

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