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

Extreme swimmers brace for Hong Kong’s toughest open water event

One of Hong Kong’s most gruelling races will be held next Saturday, February 18.

Now in its fifth year, the 15km Cold Half extreme marathon swim was introduced to cater to the growing interest in open water swimming in the city. It is the winter companion event to the popular Clean Half held in October.

Hungarian Olympic Champion Eva Risvtov Announces Retirement

Olympic gold medalist Eva Risvtov recently announced her retirement from competitive swimming in a social media post on her Facebook. In her post, Risvtov explains: At the age of 31 you have to realise when the time has come to say good-bye. Now I feel I can’t give any more to this sport and it’s better to begin the next chapter and start the civil life.”

Aussie Brenden Hall Encourages Multi Class Athletes to Try Open Water

For the 6th-consecutive year, Brenden Hall won the men’s Multi Class 5k open water title at the 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships held at Brighton Beach in South Australia.  Also a 2-time Paralympic gold medalist, we might expect Hall to be gearing up for the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City this fall, and perhaps he is; Hall is an accomplished Multi Class swimmer in the pool and open water.  However, if Hall does make the trip to Mexico, he will have to content himself to the competition in the pool alone.

Bay loses lucrative North End Lake swim

IT was announced this week that the South African open water swimming nationals will relocate from the proposed venue of North End Lake to Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay.

The Championships, which are set to attract around 300 top swimmers from around the country, were earmarked to be the first swimming event in the rehabilitated lake but at the weekend the local organisers had to recommend the venue change to Swimming South Africa as water quality levels hadn’t yet met with international swimming standards.

101 swimmers at 101st Flannagan Cup, and Zac Reid takes home the prize

Last year, Zac Reid came third when he took part in New Plymouth's prestigious Flannagan Cup open water swimming competition.

This year, in a borrowed wetsuit and watched by a big crowd at Ngamotu Beach, he won the trophy.

Federico Vanelli and Arianna Bridi Win First FINA Open Water World Cup

Swimmers from Italy controlled operations in the first leg of the 2017 circuit of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held in Patagones-Viedma (ARG), by taking gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s race. On February 4, Federico Vanelli was the best among men, winning in 1:57:02.42, while Arianna Bridi was the fastest in the women’s field, touching home in 2:11:30.42.

aQuellé Midmar Mile 2017

Each year the Midmar Mile draws thousands of competitors, from serious international athletes and Olympic medallists to purely recreational swimmers.   In 2009 the event, in which 13 755 competitors finished the race, was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest open water swimming event.

Muslim 'Burkini Babes' compete in their first beach swimming race - after founding group to defy criticism of their controversial swimwear

A group of Muslim women have reclaimed their freedom by participating in a world- first ocean race at Sydney's Maroubra beach while wearing the burkini.

The Burkini Babes group prepared for months in advance for the south Maroubra swimming event on Sunday morning, SBS News reported. 

Women sporting the burkini have been the subject of verbal warnings by police, abuse from onlookers and sparked an international debate.

Video from Burghausen

Auf Nachfrage haben wir hier auch noch einen Video-Mitschnitt bei Dunkelheit, mit Flutlicht, der Damen und Herren und jeder Menge Schnee.

Vielen Dank an Wolfgang und seine Crew, der uns diese Zusammenschnitte kostenlos zur Verfügung stellt.

https://youtu.be/k839HCXY1uM

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