609 in 2015 and later

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

SA swimmer leads 1km Antarctic world record for charity

Ice swimmers who set to out be the first to complete an official 1km swim in the Antarctic have achieved their goal.

At 12.15am yesterday, South African Ram Barkai successfully led 14 ice swimmers from across the globe to complete the swim in the name of charity and to set a Guinness World Record.

French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.

Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment.

Marathon Swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette's Wildest Challenges

Pat Gallant-Charette is the oldest woman to have swum the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, the English Channel between Britain and France and the Tsugaru Strait in Japan. She set the first of her nine world records when she was 60. She’ll turn 68 in a couple of months.

But, as Pat says, age is just a number.

Logistical, Operational, Rewarming Issues Way Down Under

Near the bottom of the world in the Southern Ocean, Ram Barkai is leading a team of 14 ice swimmers in the International Ice Swimming Association-organzed Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim.

Jean Craven, Leszek Naziemiec, Andrey Agarkov, Sergio Salomone, Paolo Chiarino, Clinton Le Sueur, Alexander Brylin, Samantha Whelpton, Diego López Dominguez, Victoria Mori, Yun Feng Wang, Wyatt Song, and Petar Stoychev are planning the logistics of the 1 km swim.

Role Models In The Open Water

Protoganist Adrian Sarchet and creator James Harrison of Sea Donkey (World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year), Antonio Argüelles (World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year), Jaimie Monahan (World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year), and Tita Llorens Bagur (World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year) were celebrated at the 2018 Open Water Summit and WOWSA Awards at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.

Antarctic swim for Charity

In a “first of its kind” initiative by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), 15 swimmers will brave the icy Antarctica to swim 1km for charity and attempt to set a Guiness World Record.

The swim, expected to take place this week when the weather is just right, will attempt to raise R50 000 for Madswimmer.

Swimming around Hong Kong Island: first relay team complete 45km swim in record time

The Drifters complete their latest challenge after the English Channel, the Bosphorus swim, Rottnest Island and Enduroman

The first swimming relay to make its way around Hong Kong Island completed the 45-kilometre swim in 12 hours, two minutes and 55 seconds.

The time eclipses any around the Island swim before them, which until now has only been done solo. It is not only a course record, but a world record pending ratification from the Marathon Swimming Federation (MSF).

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Yesterday, a team of ice swimmers including Leszek Naziemiec of Poland, Andrey Agarkov (Андрей Агарков) of Russia, Sergio Salomone of Argentina, Paolo Chiarino of Italy, Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, Alexander Brylin of Russia, Samantha Whelpton of South Africa, Diego López Dominguez of Spain, Victoria Mori of Argentina, Yun Feng Wang of China, Wyatt Song of Australia, Petar Stoychevof Bulgaria, Jean Craven of South Africa, and Ram Barkai of South Africa set off to their journey to complete the first Ice Kilometer Swim in Antarctica.

Bellamy breaks record

Cameron Bellamy rewrote the history books this morning. He became the first person to swim around Barbados without stopping

Around 4 a.m., the South African completed the 96-kilometre swim after 41 hours in the water.

Swimming in winter is not for the faint-hearted—but don't let that put you off

At the close of the year, it is nice to look back on its greatest hits. This year I find it comes to me in waterborne flashes. Here’s one: a sweltering day in the sea-green swell off the Jurassic Coast. A natural arch of limestone looming overhead, a pebble floor falling vertiginously away below as I strike out from shore. Water clear as glass, as air: a sensation of taking flight. And another: shin-deep in a saline sea, somewhere in the Sonoran Desert. Skin tingling; sun sinking behind the mountains; a hazy, amethyst sky.

4 Reasons Why Open Water Requires The Strongest Mind

It comes with little debate among the swimming community that swimmers are among the toughest athletes across the board both physically and mentally. The countless hours, hundreds of thousands of yards, and early mornings put in – even just for a single season – render strength in every meaning of the word.

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

Announcing the North Channel Swimming Association

The tenth of November, 2018 sees the launch of the new North Channel Swimming Association, with a public announcement by Channel Swimmer  and inaugural Chairperson Antonio Argules in San Francisco.

Del Mar Swim Team Earns 5th World Record

The swim team from Sea Change Preparatory in Del Mar is currently training to swim the English Channel in 2019

Working together to complete a 15-mile relay, student swimmers from a school in Del Mar earned their fifth world record in open-ocean swimming, and their second world record achieved this year.

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