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How to Become Acclimated to Open Water Swimming

Building confidence to swim outside the box

People raised on beaches love plunging into ponds, lakes, and oceans. But some who have only swum in lap pools can find open water frightening. How can you learn to be comfortable without lane stripes, walls, or the smell of chlorine?

Experience the joys of sea swimming

SEA swimmers of a certain vintage are being sought to take a dozen dips off Devon.

The county’s Age UK group is diving in to offer those aged 55 and over the joys of open-water swimming in the sea with the support of qualified trainers and lifeguards.

Swimmers conquer icy Atlantic swim

A strong head wind and 12° Celsius water did little to deter three Jeffreys Bay swimmers from comple-ting the notorious Lighthouse swim in Cape Town last weekend.

Ten-year-old Issataya Bredell had to dig deep within herself to complete the final leg of a relay swim, won by the team from the Eastern Cape.

Yield to swimmers: annual Chesapeake channel closure Sunday

The Coast Guard will limit vessel traffic in part of upper Chesapeake Bay when as many as 650 competitors dive in for the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim June 9.

The temporary regulated area Sunday spans a narrows on either side of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridges that carry Highway 50 across the bay. The area will extend 500 yard north and south of each span, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as swimmers make their way from Sandy Point State Park northeast of Annapolis, Md., across 4.4 miles to Kent Island.

Move to market False Bay swim

A group of Cape Town open water swimmers have embarked on a mission to position the swim across False Bay as one of the most challenging and desirable swims in the world of marathon swimming.

The False Bay Swim is a 34km open water swim, which compares with the English Channel and other Oceans Seven swims around the world in terms of distance and conditions.

Steyning woman prepares for English Channel swim, 22 years after 50ft fall from Shoreham Flyover

When Steyning’s Sarah Cotton plunged 50ft from the Shoreham Flyover in 1997, she feared would never walk again after breaking ‘nearly everything from the waist down’.

But the 52-year-old former firefighter refused to accept her fate and after three months in hospital, countless hours of rehabilitation and 22 years of dedication she is preparing to swim the English Channel in an extraordinary reversal of fortunes.

Wild swimmers revolt over British Triathlon efforts to prevent people swimming in cold water

Wild swimmers have voiced disquiet at British Triathlon over safety advice warning people not to enter waters below 11 degrees, as they claim the coldness helps improve “mental wellbeing”.

Last year almost half a million people swam in open water venues such as lakes and lidos, with many hobbyists claiming health benefits are among the attractions to immersing themselves in chilled water.

Man becomes first ever person to swim around Cork city

A MARATHON swimmer has become the first person to swim around the entirety of Cork city.

Ned Denison has completed 49 marathon swims to date, including water ways around Manhattan, False Bay, Rottnest and the Catalina Channel.

He’s also swam the English Channel, but Cork presented a unique challenge.

Why you should try outdoor swimming this summer (and how to get started)

There is something gloriously life-affirming about swimming outdoors. Maybe it’s the direct connection to nature, or the bracing cold of the water – whatever it is, outdoor swimming is a fantastic way to get fit and make the most of the warmer weather – and you should probably give it a try this summer. 

Denison Dares

61-year-old Ned Denison will attempt to be the first person to swim 8 km around Cork City, over 7 weirs and under 30 bridges beginning in 6:15 pm on June 3rd .

His goal is 1 hour 45 minutes.  “I am especially interested in being the first. Somebody will eventually be faster – but there is only ever one first.”

Paola Ruiz Stuns Sharon van Rouwendaal at Open Water Cup

David Aubry improved one position since the first leg of the LEN Open Water Cup: the Frenchman was second in Eilat and now won the race in Brive quite convincingly. Among the women, Spain’s Paola Ruiz stunned the favorites and out-touched Olympic champion Sharon van Rouwendaal to clinch the title.

Los Banos boy becomes first person to swim across San Luis Reservoir. He’s 12 years old.

Los Banos kid James Savage, 12, makes a 7.3-mile swim across San Luis Reservoir on May 11, 2019. He became the first person to make the swim across the reservoir. 

The idea started as a joke and turned into a challenge.

The Savage family was leaving Los Banos for a camping trip when their car broke down. While looking out across the San Luis Reservoir, Jillian Savage asked her son, James, if he thought he could swim across it.

15 incredible wild swimming spots you can find in Yorkshire

With summer approaching and having already experienced some pretty warm weather, it could be the perfect chance to test out some spectacular ways to cool down.

There is nothing better for the soul than a dip in a beautiful river or an idyllic waterfall plunge pool.

Which is why trying out a spot of wild swimming might be the perfect way to wind down. Wild swimming is taking to natural bodies of water for a dip - whether thats in a lake, pond, river or the ocean.

Toronto man becomes 1st Canadian to swim across world's highest navigable lake

Lawyer Rob McGlashan swam 7.5 km between 2 islands in Lake Titicaca

Robert McGlashan has managed to do something nobody from this country has ever done.

Last weekend, according to the company that organized the crossing, he became the first Canadian to swim between two islands in Lake Titicaca, the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.

Hot tubs, saunas and seaweed soaks on Ireland’s west coast

Sea swimming has become a big thing on Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast, as have fun and creative methods of warming up after a bracing dip

Ireland has some extraordinarily beautiful beaches: Derrynane in Kerry and Connemara’s Glassilaun easily hold their own against Caribbean counterparts. Unfortunately, the country’s weather can rarely do the same, often making a trip to the coast a damp proposition.

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