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How one Penzance woman's sea swimming took her on an incredible journey back to health

Katie's inspirational story has featured in an award-winning short film and is leading to self-help books

Each morning you will find a group of dedicated open water swimmers plunging into Mount’s Bay no matter what the temperature or weather.

Swimmers take part in the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim

HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS took part in the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim today.

Braving the cold waters, the swimmers took to the river to swim 2.2 kilometres from the Rory O’Moore Bridge to North Wall Quay in front of the Custom House.

Grantham strongman Ross Edgley breaks yet another record

Grantham strongman Ross Edgley yesterday has become the first British person to swim the length of Great Britain, completing the 900 mile distance from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in a record time of 62 days.

Ross is the second-ever person to complete the swim up Britain’s west coast. His time of 62 days is less than half of the 135 days, including 90 days of swimming, set by Zimbabwean adventurer Sean Conway in November 2013.

Crazy swimmers take a dip in ice-cold Arctic water

Teriberka in the Murmansk Region was the place where the 1,852-meter long Arctic swimming event (Arctic Swim) was held in which 53 "really crazy" people took to the waters and needless to say some of them did not manage to make it to the icy finishing line.

Swimmer Lewis Pugh completes his mammoth channel swim from Land’s End to Dover

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed his 330-mile swim along the length of the English Channel.

Arriving at the finish line on the pebbled Shakespeare Beach, the 48-year-old, was cheered on by dozens of supporters from a local swimming group.

This alumnus took a sabbatical to swim the English Channel

If the weather gods are well-inclined, former EUR doctoral candidate and ex-EM employee Ignacio Vaccaro will swim the English Channel next week, from Dover to the French coast. To make this possible, he took a sabbatical from his well-paid job and has been training for the past two years.

Swimming-Monahan completes Lake Geneva swim as part of record bid

EVIANS-LES-BAINS, France, Aug 26 (Reuters) - American swimmer Jaimie Monahan, pictured here, swam across Lake Geneva on Sunday as part of her bid to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest person to complete six marathon swims on as many continents.

Swimming through the city in Roermond

The Roermond City Swim is an incredible opportunity to swim along the Maas and Roer rivers in a historic city centre. The race is hosted in downtown Roermond located in the southeastern part of the Netherlands and boasts a unique swim through the centre of town.

Kristof Rasovszky, Alisa Tettamanzi Win Open Water Cup in Copenhagen

Kristof Rasovszky seems to be unstoppable: just two weeks after claiming two golds and a silver at the European Championships, the Hungarian hero won the 5th leg of the LEN Open Water Cup in Copenhagen. It was his third win in the series this season. The women’s title went to Alisa Tettamanzi, this is the fourth Italian triumph in a row in the women’s cup in 2018, achieved by four different swimmers.

Lewis Pugh facing race against time to reach Dover

A man hoping to be the first person to swim the entire length of the Channel is still hoping to finish in two days, despite being unable to take to the sea yesterday.

Lewis Pugh was expected to end the 350-mile venture on Wednesday at Shakespeare Beach in Dover.

But that has been jeopardised by yesterday's stormy weather, which prevented him from rounding Dungeness.

Swimming: Linda Ashmore, 71, regains world record

WEYMOUTH’S Linda Ashmore produced a sensational swim in challenging conditions to regain the world record for the oldest woman to swim the English Channel.

Ashmore, 71, encountered lumpy sea and jellyfish in the Channel, but crossed the stretch of water in 16 hours and 22 minutes.

All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water

In early 2014, Ram Barkai took a trip to Antarctica. There, Barkai and five others did what most would deem unthinkable: They swam in the Southern Ocean, which was 30 degrees F. Yes, that is below the freezing point of water.

“There was a lot of floating ice of various sizes,” Barkai, 60, tells SELF. “We did swim into ice every now and then, but it’s fine because you’re so frozen you don’t even feel or notice it.”

The Way This Man’s Body Looks After Swimming 163 Km In 55 Hours Will Freak You Out

From a young age, Maarten van der Weijden from the Netherlands was known as a promising swimming talent. However, before his career could begin he faced a challenge that could have ended it all. At only 19 years old Maarten was diagnosed with cancer. 

Maarten Van Der Weijden, A Champion Like No Other

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Marten van der Weijden* has generated over €3.5 million euros (US$4,050,060) in his 11 city charity swim - to date, this represents the greatest amount of proceeds from a single charity open water swim in history.

Olympic swimmer offers her top swimming tips

Beijing Olympic silver medallist, Keri-anne Payne, provided her top tips to adults who are nervous about breathing while they swim, after it was found that one in five adults in the UK cannot swim. She has teamed up with Better Leisure Centres across Richmond and Twickenham, in a bit to get more people swimming.