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Dina Levačić Set to Become First Croatian to Swim Hawaii’s Molokai Channel

22-year-old Croatian swimmer Dina Levačić is set to attempt another amazing feat in the water this weekend.

Free outdoor swimming lessons to be held at beach

Free swimming lessons are to be held on a beach to teach youngsters what to do if they get into trouble in the water.

Oceans are in crisis, warns endurance swimmer nearing end of Channel challenge

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is nearing the end of his bid to swim the length of the English Channel and is determined his deeds are followed by action to help the oceans, led by the UK Government.

Plastikos manager Rob Cooney goes for a (very long) swim

Rob Cooney was within 5 miles of completing a 24.3-mile marathon swim across Lake Erie when he ran into some rough conditions.

Baylor's Coach Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim

On Monday, Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes.  The open water ultra-distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long. 

Swim Around Barbados for a Great Cause! Cameron Bellamy

GSS focuses on promoting open water swimming for all levels and celebrating success in open water swimming throughout the world. Cameron’s story is an amazing example of an open water swimmer worth celebrating.

Shrewsbury river swim makes an even bigger splash - with video

More than 90 brave souls took a chilly dip in the River Severn in Shrewsbury at an annual river swim.

The Shrewsbury Masters open water swim saw dozens of people make the 700m trip from the Welsh Bridge down to Pengwern Boat Club.

The English Channel is the Everest of open-water swimming

Cape Town - Completing the English Channel is like doing the Everest of open-water swimming.

Blind woman from Guernsey completes open water swim

A blind woman in Guernsey has completed an open water swim challenge, raising over £2,000 for charity.

Mumbai boy on his way to complete most dangerous swimming challenges

Mumbai boy Prabhat Koli is on a mission to ace the Oceans Seven, among the world’s most dangerous swimming challenges, and has broken several records along the way.

Pacific Swim Update: Lecomte Hits 1,000km

Benoit Lecomte is now well into his third month swimming across the Pacific Ocean. The 51-year-old French swimmer set off from Japan in early June and has made solid progress on the 8,800km swim. He has been in the water eight hours a day and he has covered approximately 1,000km of his route toward San Francisco: an average of about 15km daily.

Ferry Weertman Fights Off Jet Lag To Win RCP Tiburon Mile

Ferry Weertman caught an international flight from his home in the Netherlands and flew across the Atlantic Ocean and continental United States to land late Saturday night in San Francisco, California.

Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim


Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge.

Man who became the youngest ever to swim the Channel at age 11 tells how he endured hallucinations

3.15 pm, September 6, 1988

10 hours and 24 miles into my swim across the Channel, approximately four miles from the English coast.

By now I had been swimming the English Channel for ten hours. I had started to cry.

If I cried until my goggles were full and I could no longer see where I was going, it would all be over. 

They might pull me out. My coach John Bullet, in the fishing boat up ahead, might simply end it for me.

I heard a splash. What was it? I realised I had momentarily been swimming with my eyes closed. I opened them again.

Woman nearing finish of 100km swim in 100 days

A WOMAN from Henley will complete a charity challenge to swim 100km in 100 days tomorrow (Saturday).

Joan Fennelly, 52, has taken part in all four Henley Swim events this summer as well as joining friends from the Henley Open Water Swimming Club for early morning or evening dips to stay on track.