609 in 2015 and later

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

Pinoy Aquaman to cross Limasawa-Padre Burgos

LIMASAWA, Southern Leyte (MindaNews / 18 March) — Triathlete and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure a record-setting 13-kilometer open water swim across Canigao Channel, between Southern Leyte and the historic island of Limasawa, on Sunday, March 19.

Macarine will kick off from Triana Port on Lamawasa Island to Padre Burgos town in Southern Leyte.

Otaua swimmer Sam Muir James hitting targets in quest to swim Cook Strait

After 14 hours, 58 minutes and 3 seconds of swimming and covering 40.5 km from Turangi to Lake Taupo, Sam Muir James completed the longest swim of his life so far.

The Otaua swimmer, who has autism, has found a passion in tackling long distance open water swims.

In April, Sam will set his sights on his major goal of successfully crossing the Cook Strait.

Open swimmers invited to sign up for brand new Exmoor event

A brand new open water swimming event is being held at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor on September 30.

The Exmoor Open Water Swim is being billed as a ‘safe and friendly’ event for seasoned long distance open water swimmers looking to challenge themselves on a 4km single loop of the lake.

There will be an ‘elite’ section for racers and non-wetsuit wearers are also welcome to participate.

It Changed My Life: Long-distance swimmer makes waves for the environment

The tall brawny man with the intense eyes and salt-and-pepper hair strolls in, his presence filling up the small meeting room at the Park Hotel Alexandra.

"So you interview criminals," says Mr Lewis Pugh, with a mischievous grin hovering about his lips.

Leziate open water swimming club shuts after £3k equipment raid

In the latest incident, discovered at the weekend, around £3,000 worth of equipment was stolen from the Wetnosers open water swimming club, which 

SA swim champs crowned

JEFFREYS Bay has been confirmed as a world-class open water swim venue as hundreds of swimmers from all over the country descended upon the coastal town for the 2017 South African Open Water Swim Championships.

Conditions were close to perfect for racing at Marina Martinique with the 10km swim and the 3km swim taking place last Saturday and the 5km event on Sunday.

South Africa’s former world 10km champion and double-Olympian Chad Ho looked very relaxed during the early stages of the 10km, and only put the hammer down at around the 8.5km mark.

Open water swim competition heading back to South Padre Island


Swimmers will once again have a chance to race each other in the Laguna Madre’s open water.

Organizers have announced they will be bringing their popular swimming festival back to the Island.

Last year, more than 100 swimmers participated in the Island’s Open Water Planet Festival hosted by NBC Olympic Commentator Rowdy Gaines and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg.

This year the organizers are billing the Open Water Festival on the Island as its finale of four swimming competitions called the Triton Series that will be held in Texas and Colorado.

SSA to hold open water race on March 25 as qualifier for KL SEA Games

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) will hold the Liberty Insurance open water South-east Asian qualifiers on March 25 in the hopes of sending athletes to the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim is wide open

WITH just under a week until the Eastern Cape’s richest open water swim takes place, it is clear that it is going to be a wide open race for line honours in the two different categories.

With an overall prize pool of R39 000 and the winners in both the swimsuit and wetsuit categories taking home a whopping R4 500 each, swimmers from around the country are being attracted to Nelson Mandela Bay on Human Rights Day (Tuesday, March 21) to compete in Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim.