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

Great East Swim offers two new distances - giving even more people the chance to get involved

The Great East Swim is launching two new distances when it returns this summer, giving even more people the chance to take on the challenge.

The new Great East Swim250 and Great East SwimRun aim to widen the scope of events day on Saturday June 17 so it is inclusive to an even broader range of ages and abilities.

The Great SwimRun is an outdoor running and swimming challenge and involves teams of two people taking on a gruelling journey around Alton Water, both on land and in the water.

Open water swimming challenges to support spinal charity

A keen swimmer from Douglas has decided to turn his hobby to support a good cause.

Richard Leach is setting himself the target of swimming three challenging open water events during the course of the year.

Usually the 45-year-old former investment manager from Derby Road confines his swimming to the indoor pool, but this year he’s practising hard ahead of his first event, the Great North Swim, on June 11.

At border's edge, open-water marathoners swim for migrant aid

A dozen elite swimmers from five countries will dive into the waters off San Diego, California on Friday. Ten kilometers later, they'll come ashore in Tijuana, Mexico, raising funds for families whose loved ones disappear along the migrant trail.

Leticia Orozco and Manuel Aguirre are leaning against a fence, listening as their granddaughter recounts her latest swimming accomplishment. She’s ten years old on this sunny Saturday afternoon, and despite her proud smile that beckons a congratulatory hug, she and her grandparents don’t move any closer. The giant, rust-colored slates of the US-Mexico border wall stand between them.

Swim the Arctic Circle 2017, Juoksengi in Sweden and Juoksenki in Finland

Date: 
Saturday, 15 July, 2017 (All day)

A unique swimming competition! http://swimac.eu/en/

Come and cross borders in the open-water swimming competition in the Torne river.
You will not only swim across the border between Sweden and Finland, but also across the Arctic Circle and the time zone.
Feel welcome to come and cross your own personal borders too.

Moline’s Frederiksen wins open water title; sets sights on swimming English Channel

MOLINE--Following the conclusion of coaching his third high-school boys' and girls' swimming season, Moline native and graduate Craig Frederiksen has taken on what he says will be his biggest challenges yet as a swimmer.

Frederiksen, 31, was the top male finisher in his age group at the U.S. Masters Swimming Marathon Distance Open Water National Championships -- a seven-mile swim around the Lido Key in Sarasota, Fla., on April 22. Frederiksen completed his swim in 2:28.20, a pace of 21.11 minutes per mile, to win the 30-34 age group. He also finished second overall.

First session of Felixstowe open water swimmers season sees 60 people brave rough sea

The Felixstowe Swimscapes Open Water Swimming group members met in the coastal town at 1pm, with people of all ages taking part.

Monday marked five years since the launch of the group, which meets on Saturday at 10.30am and on Monday at 6pm during their season.

Seamus Bennett, group organiser, said: “It was very rough and lots of people got knocked over, but it was a good day.

Open Water Festival still has strong following

After competing in the Open Water Nationals at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Stephanie Peacock talks about her chances in the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials this coming week in Omaha, Nebraska.

When Southwest Florida organizers lost the Open Water Nationals this year, they wondered about how many swimmers they’d get for this weekend’s Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.

The answer is a lot.

Gambia set for 7th Regional Open Water Swimming championship

The 7th Edition of the National Open Water Swimming Championship organised by the Gambia Swimming Association is scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 May 2017 in Barra, North Bank Region at 11am.

The swimming race will be contested in two categories; 1.5KM for the junior swimmers and 3KM for the seniors. Scholarships will be awarded to the best junior swimmers at the end of the championship. 

First Tasmanian to swim English Channel celebrates 10th Anniversary with 10k swim in Scots Loch

Swimming 10k is nothing for elite swimmer Anne Steele. She spent her last holiday swimming from island to island in the Maldives where the water is 29 degrees and clear. In Loch Earn in the highlands of Scotland the water is a pitch-black 13 degrees. Anne's main problem is finding water in Tasmania that is cold enough. Listen as she outlines her training plan (including lying in ice baths) and shares the connection this swim has with her late Father.

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