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LEN Open Water Cup: Germany’s Soeren Meissner, Leonie Beck Claim Victories

The fifth and final leg of the LEN Open Water Cup in Copenhagen offered the usual excitements for the swimmers who covered the 6K course swimming in the canals around the Danish Parliament. It ended in a double German win: Soeren Meissner was the best among the men and compatriot Leonie Beck came first in the women’s race.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swim Nears Conclusion

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte seeks to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean.

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will complete his Vortex Swim to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean on Saturday, 31 August.

ABROSIMOV, CUNHA TAKE SEVENTH LEG OF MARATHON SWIM WORLD SERIES IN OHRID

Kirill Ambrosimov (RUS) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) were the winners of the seventh leg of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, staged in Ohrid Lake, in North Macedonia, on August 28. The Russian star needed 2h00m21s8 to complete the 10km-race, while the Brazilian ace touched home for gold in 2h11m38s4.

Rick Seirer becomes oldest person to swim the Channel - and back

For a swimmer from a tiny town, Craigie's Rick Seirer now has a big reputation.

At the age of 59, Seirer has become the oldest person to complete a return crossing of the English Channel.

Turkish swimmer cross Tsugaru Strait in Japan

A Turkish swimmer completed Japan's Tsugaru Strait route, one of the world's most challenging open water swimming tracks.

Having previously lifted the several titles in national competitions in Turkey, Emre Erdoğancrossed the Tsugaru Strait on Aug. 20.

Open water swimming in Wimbledon Park Lake a 'great idea' as campaign gains momentum

A campaign calling on Merton Council to transform Wimbledon Park Lake into the borough's very own swimming hole is gaining momentum.

Earlier this year the Swim Wimbledon Park group started a petition urging the local authority to allow open water swimming in the lake.

Brighton swimming teacher marks 10 years of taking people from ‘pool to pier’

A Brighton swimming teacher is celebrating 10 years of taking people from “pool to pier” with a series of events including a reunion and a beach clean.

Paul Smith, founder of the Brighton Swimming School, based at the Brighton Swimming Centre, in Eastern Road, in Kemp Town, started the Pool to Pier courses in 2009.

N. Macedonia's lake city Ohrid to host 2019 LEN open water cup

The lake city of Ohrid, southwest of North Macedonia, will host the 2019 Open Water Cup on Sunday.

The event is organized by the European Swimming League, known as Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN) in cooperation with the North Macedonian Swimming Federation, Aleksandar Malenko, President of the Federation said at a press conference.

Young channel swimmers overcome big waves, bad weather and ships to smash charity target

'We were so happy when we had finished'

A team of young swimmers battled huge waves, appalling weather and busy shipping lanes in a relay swim across the channel, smashing their charity fund raising target in the process.

The team, including two distant relatives of the first man to swim the English Channel, completed the test of endurance in a time of four seconds under 11 hours on Monday.(August 12)

The Great Fjord Swim: An Epic Irish Classic

One of the biggest appeals to open water swimming is the stunning environments in which open water swims around the world take place.  If you’re looking for a truly breathtaking setting for your next open water adventure then do we have the race for you; the Great Fjord Swim!

Balanced Front Quadrant Swimming

How do athletes swim balanced in the water?  Some might think that balanced swimming means the right arm enters the water as the left arm exits: but that would be incorrect.  Experienced freestyle swimmers have one arm entering the water as the other arm passes through the mid-phase of the stroke.  As the entering arm extends forward, the pulling arm completes the second half of the pull phase.  Then as the entering arm begins to move backward executing the pull, the other arm exits the water.  A visual example

Ice Swimming: The Coolest Sport Around

Swimming is a cool summer activity, right? For many the image of paradise is being surrounded by a cloud of sunscreen while lazing by the ocean or pool before slipping into the water to escape the sweltering heat. However, competitive swimmers are very in-touch with the reality that swimming waits for no kind of weather, no matter the time of year (well, unless there’s lightning).  

5 Ways Wild Swimming Could Boost 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.

Open water swimming is a lesson in endurance, resiliency, and gratefulness

Betsy Medalla, the masters swim coach and the country’s foremost advocate of the sport, talks about training specifically for the great outdoors—and how being grateful can calm fears and nerves.

Betsy Medalla has a curious way of describing her path into open water swimming.

“I was thrown into it, actually,” she says.

While most people would balk at the idea of being “thrown into” a sport that has the words “open water” attached to it, Medalla flourished.

Croatian swimmer Dina Levacic to swim Japan’s Tsugaru Strait

Croatian long-distance swimmer Dina Levacic is set to embark on a brand new challenge.

On Tuesday, Levacic announced at a press conference in Split that she will attempt to swim Japan’s Tsugaru Strait. The Tsugaru Strait is a strait between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.

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