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Great East Swim team making a splash for charity at Alton Water say sport ‘transformed their lives’

A team of Suffolk fundraisers taking the plunge for charity at this year’s Great East Swim have revealed how swimming changed their lives.

With just over a month to go until the county’s largest open water swimming event, four participants shared their stories about how the sport has transformed them – both mentally and physically.

Andrew Wright, from Ipswich, has taken on the Great East Swim four times after he underwent life changing heart surgery that left him feeling like a new man.

Equip children with open-water swimming skills: DPM Tharman

SINGAPORE — Following the death of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the waters near East Coast Park, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said that there is a need to do more to equip children with open-water swimming skills. He was at the boy’s wake on Tuesday (May 9).

In 2010, a national water safety programme called SwimSafer was introduced with the goal of arming Singaporeans, especially children, with water safety knowledge and water survival skills, as a safeguard against drowning.

Family Competition Replaces Family Dinners

“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.” – Buddha

Family can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For some, it includes those that are related to us by blood. For others, family means the people that are closest to them throughout different stages in their lives. People tend to have a variety of “family type” groups that make up their day to day existence. Different examples include the work family, the home family, the sport family. All of these groups connect us to something.  It is that connection that allows us to grow knowing that we are part of something bigger than just ourselves. 

Open Water Swim For Dunmore East Lifeboat This Month

his year’s Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim sponsored by Activate and Lidl will take place on Saturday 20 May.

Entry is €25 for any of three swims over distances of 1600m, 800m and a junior swim of 500m, starting at 12.30pm from the slip behind Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East.

Burnell and Muller, the best in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

PR 17: FINA Communications Department

Jack Burnell (GBR) and Aurélie Muller (FRA) were the winners of the second race of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held today in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Burnell was the fastest in a field of 70 swimmers, touching home in 1h45m54s6, while Muller was the best among 54 competitors, triumphing in 1h52m35s3. 

Great East Swim offers two new distances - giving even more people the chance to get involved

The Great East Swim is launching two new distances when it returns this summer, giving even more people the chance to take on the challenge.

The new Great East Swim250 and Great East SwimRun aim to widen the scope of events day on Saturday June 17 so it is inclusive to an even broader range of ages and abilities.

The Great SwimRun is an outdoor running and swimming challenge and involves teams of two people taking on a gruelling journey around Alton Water, both on land and in the water.

Open water swimming challenges to support spinal charity

A keen swimmer from Douglas has decided to turn his hobby to support a good cause.

Richard Leach is setting himself the target of swimming three challenging open water events during the course of the year.

Usually the 45-year-old former investment manager from Derby Road confines his swimming to the indoor pool, but this year he’s practising hard ahead of his first event, the Great North Swim, on June 11.

At border's edge, open-water marathoners swim for migrant aid

A dozen elite swimmers from five countries will dive into the waters off San Diego, California on Friday. Ten kilometers later, they'll come ashore in Tijuana, Mexico, raising funds for families whose loved ones disappear along the migrant trail.

Leticia Orozco and Manuel Aguirre are leaning against a fence, listening as their granddaughter recounts her latest swimming accomplishment. She’s ten years old on this sunny Saturday afternoon, and despite her proud smile that beckons a congratulatory hug, she and her grandparents don’t move any closer. The giant, rust-colored slates of the US-Mexico border wall stand between them.

Swim the Arctic Circle 2017, Juoksengi in Sweden and Juoksenki in Finland

Saturday, 15 July, 2017 (All day)

A unique swimming competition! http://swimac.eu/en/

Come and cross borders in the open-water swimming competition in the Torne river.
You will not only swim across the border between Sweden and Finland, but also across the Arctic Circle and the time zone.
Feel welcome to come and cross your own personal borders too.