609 in 2015 and later

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

Swimming legend Keri-anne Payne launches Great East Swim 2017 at Wattisham Airfield

The open water swimming event will return to Alton Water Reservoir on Saturday, June 17.

More than 2,000 people of all ages and abilities, from first timers to experienced open water swimmers, have taken on the Great East Swim in recent years as the event continues to grow.

The Best Mile yet at the Midmar Dam

The 44th edition of the world famous aQuellé Midmar Mile went off this weekend without a hitch, with many saying it was the best year yet.

The race had plenty high level excitement in what was a classic finish between reigning heavyweight Chad Ho being narrowly bested by Matthew Meyer.  Ashley Twichell proved yet again she’s one of the best in the world with a big win as well.

A swim against the tide

City kids return triumphant from their swim across the Bangladesh channel, making them the youngest to have achieved this feat.

The phrase ‘age is just a number’ is more than just your overused cliché, as proved by three kids right here in the city. On Sunday, 10-year-old Vedant Sawant, and 11-year-olds Raj Patil and Dolly Patil swam across the Bangladesh channel from Teknaf Fisheries Jetty to Saint Martins’ Island Jetty in Bangladesh, making them the youngest people to have crossed any international channel. The trio crossed roughly 16.1 km, in around four hours time.

Stage set for swimming at Glasgow 2018 European Championships

The open water venue is Loch Lomond!

Budget delay stalls President Buhari swimming tourney

The Nigeria Aquatics Federation (NAF) yesterday announced the postponement of its 2017 National Open Water Swimming Championships, saying it would now hold from March 15 to March 20.

The championships were to have held from Feb. 16 to Feb. 22 at the Jabi Lake, Abuja.

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World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation History

The history of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame were outlined in a typed memorandum and distributed bulletins to professional marathon swimmers by Joe Grossman in a Federation document circa Spring 1972. This is his information:

WATCH: Matthew wins Midmar Mile

MOUNT Edgecombe’s Matthew Meyer won this year’s Aquelle Midmar Mile champion. Meyer not only upset 7-time champion Ho, but he also out-sprinted American world champion Chip Peterson and Ferry Weertman.

“This was my 11th Midmar Mile and ever since entering the open race my goal has always been to win it. It was really tight between me, Chip, Ferry and Chad but around the 200 metres from the finish line it became a tight finish between me and Chad.

2017 George Copley Open Water Swim

THE 2017 George Copley Open Water Swim was held on Sunday February 12, with about 60 swimmers from across South Australia coming together at the Port Augusta Yacht Club.

Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club’s Tristan Herbert and Ros Gumbys were the male and female five kilometre winners, making their club the overall team champions for the second year running.

Limbless American swimmer to defy the odds at Midmar Mile race

Durban - A limbless American triathlon swimmer will at the weekend prove that some of life's limits can be pushed and overcome when he participates in the 44th aQuellé Midmar Mile race.

Craig Dietz is set to steal the show at the event which is taking place just outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on February 11 and 12.

He is among 180 athletes who will compete in the event in the category for swimmers with disabilities.

Dietz was born without arms and legs in 1979, but his disability has never stood in his way.

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