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 Author: Andrew Allen
Open water swimming; the only sport where the threat of red and yellow cards for violent conduct exist in tandem with the danger of wayward choppy waves, pesky seaweed, poisonous jelly fish stings and gut-wrenching fatigue. It doesn’t sound that appealing does it?
Alas, for Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne it is a way of life and one at which she excels. The 22-year-old shot to prominence two years ago when she won the silver medal in the 10km event at the 2008 Olympic Games and has since ensconced herself at the top of her event by winning the World Championships in Rome last year.

Man prepares to celebrate his 76th birthday by swimming the length of Winnipesaukee

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

George Brunstad of Meredith is prepping to next week become the oldest person to swim the length of Lake Winnipesaukee while behind the scenes, organizers of the swim, which will benefit the Children's Auction, have assembled several great other reasons to support his historic endeavor.

Already the oldest person to swim the English Channel at the age of 70-years and four days on Aug. 28-29, 2004, Brunstad, who moved to the Lakes Region with his wife Judy several years ago following a career as a pilot for American Airlines, is scheduled to hit the waters of the Big Lake around 10 p.m. next Tuesday in Center Harbor and to complete his 22 mile journey some 18 hours later — on his 76th birthday — in Alton Bay.

Zukunft auf den längeren Strecken

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PORTRÄT 15-jähriger Schwimmer Denis Bogasiu vom SSV Bingen hat großes Potenzial

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Young channel swimmers break team world record


A RECORD-BREAKING team of swimmers have said their gruelling crossing of the English Channel is the proudest moment of their young lives.

The Bristol English Channel Swim Team (Best) broke the world record for being the youngest team – all aged 12 – ever to swim the famous feat of endurance.

Months of gruelling cold-water training paid off when they completed the 21-mile relay in the hours of darkness last Saturday morning.

The crossing took the team 13.5 hours, during which time they had to contend with night-swimming, strong waves and currents, while watching out for jellyfish, passing ships and floating debris.

Team member Lewis Clarke, of Bishopston, said: "It was amazing to finally do it after all the hard training. We're all so proud of what we've done."

Man prepares to swim from Turkey to northern Cyprus


A former Turkish national swimmer who was unable to attempt his previous plan to swim the 360-kilometer distance between the resort town of Kuşadası and the Greek capital of Athens due to several bureaucratic and financial problems is now preparing to swim from Turkey to Turkish Cyprus.

How long does it take to swim in the Pacific Ocean?

How long does it take to swim in the Pacific Ocean?  source:

Are they a modern fit that can withstand the temperature of cold water from the Pacific Ocean for hours? Has anyone else could do this, for example from the United States swim west to the coast of China?

'Custard man' set to swim Channel


A WORCESTERSHIRE grandfather is set to swim the English Channel this weekend, four years after battling cancer.

Dave Granger, aged 53, of Norton, near Evesham, swam the Channel last year as part of a four-person relay team and set the British and Commonwealth record after completing the crossing in nine hours and 11 minutes.

Breaststroke across the Catalina Channel


Swimming for hours on end across 40,000 meters of freezing water is nothing to take lightly. Jason Lassen has been preparing for this challenge for over 6 months and is in his final couple of weeks of training. Not only is he going to cross the Catalina Channel, he is going to swim the entire way doing breaststroke.In order to swim the Catalina Channel, there are a variety of steps that need to be taken care of besides the grueling training. The Catalina Channel Swimming Federation needs to be made aware of the expedition. A representative has to be on site and help to facilitate the swim. No wetsuit can be worn. It has to be only you, your swim suit, goggles and pure determination to finish.

Swimmer Braves Murky Loch Ness for Charity

Swimmer Braves Murky Loch Ness for Charity  source:

Alumna's Relay Team Crosses 23-Mile Lake to Aid Afghan Women and Children

Dominican open water swimmer trains for toughest feat yet


Santo Domingo.- 50,000 pounds of ice dumped in the Olympic Center swimming pool lowered the water temperature to two degrees Celsius, for the ultra distance swimmer Marcos Diaz to train under conditions similar to those he’ll soon face when he attempts to cross the Bering Straits between Russia and Alaska.

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August, will der Binger Schwimmer Denis Bogasiu beim Freiwasserschwimmen des Südwestdeutschen Schwimmverbandes in Ludwigshafen ganz nach vorne. ...

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