609 in 2015 and later

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

SA swimmer calls it quits

Durban - South African open water swimmer Cameron Bellamy who set out to become the first person to swim 96km around the West Indies island of Barbados at the weekend “had to call it quits”.

LEN Open Water Cup – Leg 6, Bled – Kristof Rasovszky: the Shark from Lake Balaton

Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky keeps on rolling: after claiming two golds and a silver at the European Championships in Glasgow, he finished his LEN Open Water Cup campaign with back-to-back wins.

2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile Recap

The 2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile race day turned out to be an incredible day of excitement, fun, and perfect warm summer weather. Despite the wavy conditions, the water was warm and a welcome change from the past few years where cold temperatures prevented swimmers from competing in the full distances.

Apurba Saha Wins Historic 81 km Race Down The Ganges

21 swimmers started at 5 am and 10 swimmers finished the 81 km India National Open Water Swimming Competition down The Ganges. At 50.3 miles, it is one of the world's longest races that celebrated its 75th edition this year.

Meet Marie: The first person to swim from Mizen to Fastnet Rock

A Cork woman has expressed her delight at becoming the first ever person to swim from Mizen Head to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

Carrigaline’s Marie Watson completed the 18 kilometre swim in just under six hours on Wednesday.

Navy SEAL plans San Clemente to Catalina swim

Former Navy SEAL Dave Loeffler plans to swim from San Clemente Island to Catalina Island on Monday, September 17. The swim is believed to be the first attempt, ever, to swim the 21 miles between the two islands. San Clemente is the southernmost Channel Island and 70 miles offshore of San Diego.

IN A MARATHON SWIM TO MONACO REMI CAMUS CHAMPIONS CLEAN SEAS

Thousands of kilometres from Dunkirk to Bandol and ultimately arriving in Monaco on September 16th. Nearly eighty stages completed already by Remi Camus, an indefatigable champion in the fight against marine pollution.

Swimmer shocked by jets off Scottish coast to mark 100 days at sea

Ross Edgley has not stepped foot on land since he began his swim on June 1.

In that time he has swam 1230 miles, spent 2039 hours in the sea and completed 1,600,000 strokes.

Start Pacific cleanup

After necessary refinements of our design, guided by conducting a series of tests on-shore and offshore, we will deploy our first cleanup system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Our first cleanup system will represent our most important milestone to date and is the culmination of years of preparation. Once operational, it will become the first time vast amounts of plastic will be extracted from the ocean. By then we will have proven our technology concept, opening the gates for the large-scale rollout. 

Wounded Veterans to Lead 400 Swimmers Across Straits of Mackinac

A team of four wounded U.S. Veterans are planned to lead 400 swimmers in an unprecedented combined attempt to swim between Michigan’s peninsulas, across the 4-mile width of the Straits of Mackinac. The Veteran Swim team will symbolically and ceremoniously lead the internationally-sanctioned Mighty Mac Swim when the newly-expanded event is reintroduced on August 11, 2019.

Eilat provides idyllic background to Junior’s Open Water Championships

Eilat, in the Red Sea Bay, Israel, is the perfect holiday destination but also the ideal place to host an international open water event: optimal conditions such as clear and calm water, constant year-round water temperature, iconic views and colourful fishes are all the element the seaside resort offers.

Local to Attempt Setting Record for Swimming around the Island City

Alameda resident Craig Coombs, 57, has set a personal mission to be the first person complete a swim around the Main Island. Coombs plans to start his swim from the jetty on the east side of Crown Beach (in front of the bowling alley) at 3:15 a.m. He then intends to swim clockwise around the Island City. If all goes as Coombs expects, the entire swim will take eight hours, give or take 30 minutes. 

Newlywed Woodbridge couple break channel swimming record

A newlywed couple from Woodbridge have become the youngest husband and wife channel swimmers.

Lily Fletcher, 28, a management consultant and Teddy Fletcher, 32, a surgeon, completed the gruelling channel swim together in 15 hours 30 minutes, arriving at Calais just after 4am on Wednesday, August 29.

Gordy’s epic swim through huge jellyfish in North Channel in aid of Hospice

At 44, Gordy Hamill has many achievements under his belt but swimming the North Channel on Tuesday could be his toughest yet. Weather permitting, if the Lurgan man succeeds, he will be just the 10th Irish person in history to do it. Spanning 22 miles between NI and Scotland, it is one of the coldest stretches of water attempted by long distance swimmers, at least 2-3 degrees colder than the English Channel.

Records set at 6th arena Chillswim Coniston

Six hundred registered swimmers took to Coniston Water yesterday to participate in the sixth edition of the arena Chillswim Coniston open water swim. After a somewhat tropical summer, the water temperature in the lakes was back in the normal temperature range of 16.8 degrees for the swim.

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