609 in 2015 and later

648 past in 2015 (updated 17-07-'15)

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Yesterday, a team of ice swimmers including Leszek Naziemiec of Poland, Andrey Agarkov (Андрей Агарков) of Russia, Sergio Salomone of Argentina, Paolo Chiarino of Italy, Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, Alexander Brylin of Russia, Samantha Whelpton of South Africa, Diego López Dominguez of Spain, Victoria Mori of Argentina, Yun Feng Wang of China, Wyatt Song of Australia, Petar Stoychevof Bulgaria, Jean Craven of South Africa, and Ram Barkai of South Africa set off to their journey to complete the first Ice Kilometer Swim in Antarctica.

Bellamy breaks record

Cameron Bellamy rewrote the history books this morning. He became the first person to swim around Barbados without stopping

Around 4 a.m., the South African completed the 96-kilometre swim after 41 hours in the water.

Swimming in winter is not for the faint-hearted—but don't let that put you off

At the close of the year, it is nice to look back on its greatest hits. This year I find it comes to me in waterborne flashes. Here’s one: a sweltering day in the sea-green swell off the Jurassic Coast. A natural arch of limestone looming overhead, a pebble floor falling vertiginously away below as I strike out from shore. Water clear as glass, as air: a sensation of taking flight. And another: shin-deep in a saline sea, somewhere in the Sonoran Desert. Skin tingling; sun sinking behind the mountains; a hazy, amethyst sky.

4 Reasons Why Open Water Requires The Strongest Mind

It comes with little debate among the swimming community that swimmers are among the toughest athletes across the board both physically and mentally. The countless hours, hundreds of thousands of yards, and early mornings put in – even just for a single season – render strength in every meaning of the word.

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

Announcing the North Channel Swimming Association

The tenth of November, 2018 sees the launch of the new North Channel Swimming Association, with a public announcement by Channel Swimmer  and inaugural Chairperson Antonio Argules in San Francisco.

Del Mar Swim Team Earns 5th World Record

The swim team from Sea Change Preparatory in Del Mar is currently training to swim the English Channel in 2019

Working together to complete a 15-mile relay, student swimmers from a school in Del Mar earned their fifth world record in open-ocean swimming, and their second world record achieved this year.

Ferry Weertman and Ana Marcel Cunha Win FINA Marathon World Series

Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA), among women, and Ferry Weertman (NED), in the men’s category, confirmed their overall win of the 2018 edition of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series, after the conclusion of the eighth and last leg of the circuit, on November 9 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). For the Brazilian star, this is her fourth win in the competition, after previous successes in 2010, 2012 and 2014. For the Dutch, 2016 Olympic champion in Rio, this is the first consecration in the competition.

Confessions of a Virgin Splasher: my first summer of open water swimming

'Everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth’ – I found that out in Lough Key

It’s not often I like to quote Mike Tyson, but here’s an exception. Splashing about like a one-winged, disorientated duck in Lough Key last June, farcically attempting to swim 1,500 metres in the open water, despite not having actually trained once in the open water, his words came to mind: “Everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

7 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Best Exercise If You Hate Exercise

Because chlorine should be everyone's perfume

While most of us love nothing more than taking a dip in the water on our annual beachy holidays (around the UK or somewhere more exotic and tropical), we don’t always think about keeping up our swimming regime in our daily lives. 

Santa Clara Man’s Passion For Swimming Takes Him Into New Waters

In the early morning hours of Sept. 21, Santa Clara’s Ken Mignosa rose out of the waters near Oxnard in Ventura County. He hugged his wife Tiffany and then the two of them celebrated.

Mignosa had just completed a 41-mile marathon swim, lovingly dubbed “Ken’s Cruz” by his son. He swam for 29 hours and 22 minutes, starting from a beach in Oxnard, swimming around Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island and then making the long swim back to Oxnard.

New Race Alert! The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim

We are excited to announce that another fantastic Canadian race is joining the GSS family! 2019 will welcome the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim in Penticton, British Columbia.
On August 11, 2019 swimmers will participate in the incredible 11.8 km ultra swim.

Brighton woman says swimming has helped her combat mental breakdown

SWIMMING in the cold sea off Brighton probably doesn’t appeal to many Australians, who are used to rather warmer water.

But for one, it has proved a real lifesaver.

Melodie Tyrer, who works in communications. says sea swimming helped her combat a mental breakdown.

'The water makes your problems seem smaller' - Sea swimming in the depths of winter when the water is biting cold

When the sun shines, there's nothing better than taking a dip in the ocean. But in the depths of winter when the water is biting cold, would you still fancy a swim? Kathy Donaghy on why she is an open water swimming enthusiast

The sand is cold underfoot. I look out to sea. It's flat and calm, but the chill in the air runs through my body. I know the water is going to be cold. I brace myself and wade in.

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