609 in 2015 and later

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

Bob Dunkel Enters Int'l Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Courtesy of Ned Denison, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. 

"There are unsung heroes who help promote, organize and support the sport of open water swimming. The epitome of these unsung heroes is Bob Duenkel," commented Steven Munatones.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT … SEA SWIMMING

What the expert says …

Julie Bradshaw MBE is one of the world’s top open-water swimmers. She holds 15 world distance records including the fastest butterfly crossing of the Channel.

Marathon swimmer Jaimie Monahan speaks of her swims around the world

A historic swimming journey was completed this year as Jaimie Monahan literally swam around the world. In an exclusive interview with Kathimerini, Monahan talked about the extreme water temperatures, her favorite moment of the journey, but also the giant jellyfish that left her hand paralyzed for a swim in Alexandria, Egypt.

'Everyone's stripped down': Why ocean swimming is growing in popularity

Surf breaks, rips, gutters, currents, dumpers, stingers and even former prime minister Tony Abbott.

Nature throws plenty of challenges at ocean swimmers, but sharks rarely concern Paul Ellercamp.

“Most sharks are not a problem,” he said. “They're graceful creatures, generally quite inoffensive and unthreatening, often curious, and when you do see them, often quite stimulating.”

Bruce Yang the first with autism to swim Channel, from Dover to Wissant, in relay

A man has become first person with autism to successfully swim the Channel.

Bruce Yang, 24, left Samphire Hoe at Dover on Monday morning as part of a relay team of six.

They arrived at Wissant beach near Calais in 13 hours and 21 minutes later.

Despite typhoons, endurance swimmer 1,000 miles across Pacific

Despite having to turn back after a series of typhoons across the Pacific this summer, Ben Lecomte is nearly 1,000 nautical miles into his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

The Frenchman, who set off from Japan on June 5, is expected on Wednesday to reach the 1,000 nautical mile (1,852km) mark - about a fifth of the way across the world's largest expanse of water.

Kiwi swimmer pulls up 300m short of swimming English Channel

Denise Clarke, originally from Lower Hutt, was disappointed not to finished the 33.5 kilometres English Channel stretch between Dover and Calais, in France.

A Kiwi woman has pulled up 300 metres short of swimming the English Channel after suffering from exhaustion.

Beith swimmer is victorious in annual Largs-Cumbrae challenge

NORTH Ayrshire Swimming ace Rachael Grant has revealed how she survived a near miss with a speedboat to take a dominant win in the annual Largs – Cumbrae charity open water swim.

61 year old Taiwanese man wins ‘most beautiful bay’ swimming race

61 year old Taiwanese man Chu Ming-chuan won the men's 5000m open water swim during the "2018 Most Beautiful Bay Carnival" by the minute margin of 0.08 seconds in Penghu County on Sept. 23, reported CNA.

Vet conquers North Channel challenge

A courageous vet from Northern Ireland has completed a once-in-a-lifetime relay event that saw her swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland in aid of the RNLI.

Hannah Eastwood – of Glenshane Veterinary Clinics in Maghera, County Londonderry – was one of a five-strong team, named “Coco Channel”, to brave the elements.

Sidmouth’s first Great Sea Swim a resounding success

Sunday morning saw just over 100 swimmers braving challenging conditions in Sidmouth’s first Great Sea Swim, organised by Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club in conjunction with Ace of Clubs Triathlon Club and the event sponsors Kitsons.

The swim was in the aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the event raised £3,100 for the valuable services for young people the charity provides.

NAC MASTERS FOR TENTH YEAR IN A ROW

NAC Masters Swimming Club’s men are celebrating winning a historic tenth Leinster Open Sea title in-a-row, making for an extra special celebration in the club’s 30th anniversary year.

HE'S SWIMMING THE COAST OF BRITAIN?!

Interview with Ross Edgley, the man who did swim arround the entire coast of Brittain.

Travel Channel to feature the unlikely story of Grove City swimmer Walter Poenisch

The Travel Channel will air a segment Wednesday, Sept. 19., on Walter Poenisch, whose 1978 swim from Cuba to Florida at age 65 was so unlikely it still sounds like fiction.

Even 40 years later, it sounds a bit like fiction.

Grandmother Jenny makes a splash with gold at Slovenia swim gala

IN MORE than 30 years of competitive swimming, an octogenarian grandmother from the Isle of Wight continues to defy all the stereotypes of old age by becoming a European swimming champion.

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