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Swimming at 60

'It's freedom, joy, pleasure’ - how wild sea swimming in her 60s re-invigorated one woman's life.

GSS Pacific Championships Headline Huge Weekend

The month of February has been a busy one for the Global Swim Series. The past 2 weekends have seen some busy back to back action that was highlighted by 2 huge races in South Africa. The Midmar Mile and the Sanlam Cape Mile brought out some of the world’s best elite swimmers and over 16,000 swimmers between the two races. Not to get overshadowed, the North Bondi Beach Classic had another great year bringing out over 1500 people to one of the best beaches in the world.  Which brings us to the GSS Pacific Championships…

With all the action so far in February it seems fitting to cap of the month with another big weekend with 5 races in 3 different countries, including another GSS Championship Event! Stayed tuned for coverage of the events and make sure you make it out to one of these great races!

Special Olympics Swimmer! Swim Fort Lauderdale competitors hit the beach for inaugural race

Ocean swimming is one of the fastest-growing extreme fitness sports in South Florida. That popularity was on display along Fort Lauderdale's beach during the inaugural Swim Fort Lauderdale race.

About 200 swimmers of all ages and abilities tested their skills in the 1-mile challenge, which started at Fort Lauderdale's South Beach and finished on the shore at Sebastian Street.

First Person to Swim from Cuba to USA Selected to the Hall of Fame

Press release:

FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) today announced that Long Distance swimmer Walter Poenisch, of Grove City, Ohio will be one of seventeen (17) honorees to enter the International Swimming Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017. Walter’s is the third name to be announced for ceremonies to be held August 25-27, in Fort Lauderdale. Previously, the names of Wu Chuanyu and Zhang Xiunel were announced.

Bayside Life Saving Club hosts annual Cerberus Swim Classic fundraising carnival

HELP the helpers by raising money for Half Moon Bay Surf Life Saving Club next weekend.

The annual Cerberus Swim Classic is on again, creating cash for the lifesavers who patrol our beaches.

Race director Elisha Gibbins said during the past four weeks they had performed a number of rescues, included a heart attack victim who needed to be pulled from the water to safety.

Midmar Mile champion Matt Meyer owns the #HotSeat

The 2017 Aquelle Midmar Mile was probably the most anticipated in years. Chad Ho, who had won the Midmar Mile seven times in a row, lost to young star Matthew Meyer.

If you speak to Chad, he will tell you that he was very aware of Meyer, as he had pushed him all the way last year. What made the rivalry even more interesting was the fact that they train together.

Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim

THE best swimmers will take to the ocean for the 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim on Saturday, February 25

Its regarded as one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.

LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup 2017 – Preview

LEN is to launch a newly shaped series in open water swimming, the ever-popular European Cup, involving exciting new venues and a couple of new stars, including Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, Olympic champion in the 1500m free in Rio. Again, € 21,000 are up for grabs in prize money for the best ones.

The LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup has enjoyed great popularity among the swimmers in recent years, however, LEN is committed to improve the quality of the series.

Open Water Planet Debuts Triton Series: 2017 Race Schedule

Open Water Planet came out of retirement swinging in 2016 with the release of the South Padre Island Open Water Festival hosted by NBC Olympic Commentator Rowdy Gaines and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg.  This event delivered everything promised with a full weekend of events that offered both open water swimming competition and opportunities to enjoy the variety of activities the Island of South Padre has to offer.  Following the 2016 event, however, OWP has remained fairly quiet in regards to their 2017 schedule.  Today they burst back onto the scene with the announcement of four 2017 events, all part of their latest concept The Triton Series.

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