13# European Masters Championships in Open Water Swimming, Yalta, Ukraine

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Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 10:00

Day 6

Saturday, 10 September 2011
10.00
3 km Open Water Men
3 km Open Water Women

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Blankenhorn connects continents with Gibraltar swim

The original article by Barry Punzal is posted (with pictures) on PresidioSports since Sunday, August 1, 2010

It’s the gateway to the Mediterranean; a passageway between two continents; an opening between two major bodies of water and one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.

When Santa Barbara waterman David “Chip” Blankenhorn was planning a family vacation to Spain, he thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar?”

Well, Blankenhorn has quite a story to tell about what he did during his summer vacation of 2010.

After visiting spectacular sights in Barcelona and Sevilla, the 40-year-old father of three traveled to Gibraltar to do the swim of a lifetime. On June 14, he swam from Tarifa on the Spanish shore across the strait to an area known as Lanchones on the Moroccan coast.

He completed the 17-kilometer crossing that separates Europe and Africa in 3 hours flat, the fastest time recorded this year.

FINA 10K World Cup, Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Meets Take Place

The original article is posted on partnersite swimmingworldmagazine since August 2, 2010

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 2. AFTER successfully hosting the 6th FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships, from July 15-23, 2010, the Lac St-Jean in Roberval (CAN) gathered once more the best swimmers in this discipline for the leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup on July 25, and for the 32km race of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, on July 31.

On the shorter event, the US athletes clearly dominated the field, with Charles Peterson and Francis Crippen getting the first two positions in the men's race – Peterson got the gold in 2h05m13s1, while Crippen earned silver in 2h05m15s1. The same outcome happened among women, with Christine Jennings (2h09m35s6) and Eva Fabian (2h09m35s7) occupying the first two positions.

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VIDEO: Open Water Swim Tactics by Steve Munatones

VIDEO: Open Water Swim Tactics
Learn what the world's best open water swimmers look for, think about and do during a world-class open water swim and it's implications for triathletes looking to improve the swim leg of their race.

Most people swimming one length in a 24 hour relay

source: http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com

On 12 June 2010 at precisely 20:00, 'Swim For Children' (Italy) broke the Guinness World Record for most people swimming one length in a 24 hour relay, with 5,028 participants successfully completing a minimum distance of 18.3 m (60 ft), in Padovanuoto, Padova, Italy.The event started at 20:00 on 11 June, with mostly adults dominating the opening hours of the attempt and impressing the time keepers from Federazione Italiana Cronometristi (Italian Timekeepers Association) and judges from Gruppo Ufficiali Gara della Federazione Italiana di Nuoto (Italian Swimming Judges Federation) who dedicated their expertise throughout the 24 hour period.

Historic triumph for Italy in the men's 5km

source: http://www.europeanchampionships.org

Historic triumph for Italy in the men’s 5km
Balatonfured (pps) Italy’s open water swimmers celebrated a historic triumph at the European Open Water Swimming Championships at Balatonfured in Hungary when they achieved a clean sweep in the men’s 5km – the first ever in the history of the Continental event in open water swimming. Luca Ferretti was the last starter in the time trial but the fastest at the finish in 58:48.4 minutes. Simone Ercoli finished runner-up in 59:00.5min. Simone Ruffini shared the bronze medal with defending champion Spyridon Gianniotis (Greece) in 59:15.9min.

SOLENT SWIM 2010 - URGENT NEWS

source: http://www.championbehaviours.com/solentswim.htm

We very much regret that, following discussions with the Solent Coastguard, we will not be able to swim across the Solent in September. We have agonised long and hard over this decision, as we know how much effort and training you have all invested into this swim, and have not made it lightly. We have been unable to secure enough safety canoes to ensure that you have a safe swim across the Solent, and as we cannot compromise on safety we have to cancel the swim.

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