609 in 2015 and later

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

Martin Hobbs, Solo Swimming Success And Smiles

On Day 60, South African swimmer Martin Hobbs stepped on dryland to finish his unprecedented 581 km north-to-south solo stage swim across Lake Malawi that lies on the borders between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

Renowned ice swimmer takes a bone-chilling dip in Lake Simcoe

She has now completed 'Ice Miles' in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America

On Easter Sunday, Kate Steels-Fryatt, a renowned ice water swimmer from Hampshire, UK, swam her seventh Ice Mile in Lake Simcoe, near Beaverton.

Alex Kostich Is A Go For Pitcairn Circumnavigation

Originally scheduled for early April, Alex Kostich had an unexpected logistical delay in getting to Pitcairn Island in the middle Pacific Ocean. He had to postpone his planned circumnavigation swimaround Pitcairn.

But the attempt was rescheduled and one of the world's fastest veterans is right back on schedule.

How to move from the pool to the lake

Another season of open water swimming is fast approaching, and it won’t be long before it’s time to dig out the wetsuit. But, before you put a toe into any open water, there are several things you can do in the pool to make the transition a smooth and satisfying one.

You can make a splash and go swom Loch Lomond

A packed programme of open water swimming events for all ages and experience levels is top take place at Loch Lomond.

Durty Events, organisers of award-winning multisport events throughout Scotland, and Triathlon Edinburgh have joined forces to launch Go Swim Loch Lomond, on Saturday 07 September 2019.

How to Stay Safe in the Open Water

Proper preparation can help you to be safe in your next open water swim

Whether you’re swimming for fitness in the open water or training for an open water race or triathlon, the person most responsible for your safety is you.

Yes, race directors, coaches, and teammates care about your well-being and will likely do their best to ensure your safety. But you, as the open water event participant, play the most important role in your own safety.

10th Jendamark Bellbuoy challenge attracts top swimmers

The Jendamark Bellbouy Challenge will be the first stop on the international swimming circuit's Open Water World Tour (OWWT), which kicks off next weekend.

Nelson Mandela Bay, home of the Jendamark Bellbuoy Challenge for the past 10 years, will be reaffirming its presence on the international stage by hosting the first ever OWWT event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Marc-Antoine Olivier, Lara Grangeon Win LEN Cup In Eilat

The French swimmers were hyper focused in Israel.

The French Swimming Federation utilized the opening leg of the 2019 LEN Open Water Cup in Eilat, Israel as the French national qualification race for the upcoming 2019 FINA World Championships.

London’s best open air swimming spots

There’s a queue outside Hampstead Ladies’ Pond most mornings when it opens. Even when the water has frozen over and sensible folk are preoccupied with trying to throw on as many layers as possible before de-icing their car windscreens, the swimmers turn up and wait for the lifeguards to let them take their early dip in the cold waters.

Hopes grow of a new swim event at Loch Lomond

Hopes are rising that a year-long spotlight on Scotland's coasts and waters will bring another big sporting event to Loch Lomond.

Bosses at Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park believe the 2020 initiative could bring an event similar to the highly popular Great Scottish Swim which has been cancelled this year.

‘Marathon Man’ To Take On 500km Charity Swimming Challenge From Causeway Coast To Tramore

This summer, Waterford’s ‘marathon man’ will attempt a 500km open water swimming challenge from the Causeway Coast to Tramore to raise funds for stroke and cancer support.

How to Train For an Open Water Race in a Pool

Swimming in a pool is a very different experience than swimming in a lake, river or ocean.  However most open water swimmers end up doing much of their training in a pool.  If you are training for an open water race, or even a triathlon, check out the tips in the video below for how to prepare while training in a short course pool.

Open-water women swimmers share stories, advice, inspiration (and a love for Alki)

“If you can swim in Puget Sound, you can swim anywhere.”

That was a comment by open-water swimmer Heidi Skrzypek, one of the panelists at the Women in the Open Water: Awakening the Dolphin Within event in downtown Seattle on Thursday night, featuring swimmers with impressive accomplishments who happen to regularly train at Alki Beach.

International Ice Swimming Association’s 2019 Murmansk World Championship Event Recap

The third annual World Championships for the International Ice Swimming Association took place Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17. This year, the event took place in Murmansk, Russia, in a 10-lane, 25-short course meter lake with air and water temperatures hovering at negative three degrees Celsius and zero degrees Celsius respectively.

The world's most beautiful open water swim races

Whether it's incredible scenery, lagoon waters or balmy temperatures you're after, these race events are paradise for fans of open water swimming.
Open water swimming competitions might conjure up images of thrashing about in grey, rolling seas but there are a raft of events that combine aquatic prowess with incredible scenery and often balmy temperatures.

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