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1th Crossing Croatia - Italy 121 km

1 ° Crossing Croatia - Italy
Croatia- Veli Rat -- Italy- Porto Recanati 121 km
Source: nuoto.it
Crossing Croatia -- Italy
Google translation: Italian - English

 

 

Shark in swimming pool

source: divemagazine
original: divemagazine
date: 11 / 07 / 08

A shark was found in a swimming pool at Sydney's Cronulla beach after being swept in by a freak wave.

Good Turns vs. Flip Turns

source: 10k swimmer
original: 10k swimmer
by: Steven Munatones
date: Thursday, June 26, 2008

Around the pool deck, it is rumored that open water swimmers have bad turns. While that may be true, turns are defined differently by open water swimming community.

Great pool swimmers know how to quickly get in and out of the walls. World-class swimmers gain momentum as they streamline off the wall with maximum velocity. The incredible power of Michael Phelps and the beautiful grace of Natalie Coughlin off the walls are truly something to watch.

Do open water swimmers really have bad turns? Pool turns, maybe. What is considred a good open water turn? How are these turns executed?

There are 5 major distinctions.

Swimming In Open Water Safety Tips

source: http://www.buzzle.com
 

Whether you are training for a triathlon or you are just wanting to stay in shape, swimming in open water breaks the monotony of the mind-numbing lengths of a swimming pool. Open water swimming is great fun, but don't ignore your safety. Here are a few tips for swimming safely in open water.

Ocean's Seven

source: 10kSwimmer
original: 10kSwimmer
by: Steven Munatones
date: Monday, June 23, 2008

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. Successfully scaling these mountains is a mountaineering challenge attained by only the strongest. As of 2007, 198 climbers have achieved this expensive and physically demanding goal.

Open water swimming’s version of the Seven Summits is the Ocean’s Seven.

The Ocean’s Seven include (1) the Irish Channel between Ireland and Scotland, (2) the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, (3) the Moloka’i Channel between O’ahu and Moloka’i Islands in Hawaii, (4) the English Channel between England and France, (5) the Catalina Channel near Los Angeles, California, (6) the Tsugaru Channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan, and (7) the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa.

No Harm, No Foul - Reffing Open Water Swimming

Sunday, January 20, 2008
No Harm, No Foul - Reffing Open Water Swimming


Polar Swimmer Takes on Antarctica

source: about.com
original: about.com
by: ???
date: ???

Polar swimming sensation Lewis Gordon Pugh is set to tackle his toughest challenge yet - a series of three long distance swims in Antarctica in water temperatures expected to be close to freezing. Amongst other swims, Lewis Gordon Pugh was the first person to swim around North Cape in Norway, around the Cape of Good Hope, down a Norwegian fjord and across an African Great Lake. The Norwegian press often refer to him as the "Ice Bear." The British swimmer sets sail on December 11 to chase his dream of becoming the first person in the world to complete a long-distance swim in both the Arctic and in the Antarctic.

The new expedition named the British Antarctic Swimming Expedition ("BASE") comes just months after Pugh broke the record for the most northern swim in the world when he swam 1km off the Island of Spitsbergen near the North Pole.

100 years of Warrenpoint Baths marked in style

source: Mourne Observer
original: Mourne Observer
by: ???
date: June 12, 2008

SUNDAY 8 June 2008 marked the centenary of the opening of Warrenpoint Baths. To mark the occasion the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (ILDSA) organised an open water swim over a course starting at the beach at the Baths out to Gunnaway Rock and back. Warrenpoint Baths were opened on 8 June 1908 to try to establish Warrenpoint along with other “watering places” that were considered to be leaving Carlingford Lough behind as a tourist attraction.

Mumbai girl to attempt swimming feat

source: SiFi News
original: SiFi News
by: ???
date: Tuesday, 03 June , 2008, 16:04 

Mumbai: Long-distance swimmer Aakanksha Mishra is set to tread international waters when she does a double, by swimming across The English Channel and The Strait of Gibraltar in August 2008. She is the first swimmer from Asia attempting to swim the two-way across The Strait of Gibraltar.

The English Channel (UK-France) and The Strait of Gibraltar (two way, Spain-Africa-Spain) are two of the Seven Seas, which every long distance swimmer aspires to swim. She has cherished the dream to achieve this twin feat, since her early ages.

Aakanksha, 16, in January 3-4, 2007 swam the 70-km stretch from Gateway of India to Dharamtar, Alibaug and back. Since then she continued her rigorous training to conquer English Channel and The Strait of Gibraltar.

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