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IN A MARATHON SWIM TO MONACO REMI CAMUS CHAMPIONS CLEAN SEAS

Thousands of kilometres from Dunkirk to Bandol and ultimately arriving in Monaco on September 16th. Nearly eighty stages completed already by Remi Camus, an indefatigable champion in the fight against marine pollution.

Swimmer shocked by jets off Scottish coast to mark 100 days at sea

Ross Edgley has not stepped foot on land since he began his swim on June 1.

In that time he has swam 1230 miles, spent 2039 hours in the sea and completed 1,600,000 strokes.

Start Pacific cleanup

After necessary refinements of our design, guided by conducting a series of tests on-shore and offshore, we will deploy our first cleanup system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Our first cleanup system will represent our most important milestone to date and is the culmination of years of preparation. Once operational, it will become the first time vast amounts of plastic will be extracted from the ocean. By then we will have proven our technology concept, opening the gates for the large-scale rollout. 

Wounded Veterans to Lead 400 Swimmers Across Straits of Mackinac

A team of four wounded U.S. Veterans are planned to lead 400 swimmers in an unprecedented combined attempt to swim between Michigan’s peninsulas, across the 4-mile width of the Straits of Mackinac. The Veteran Swim team will symbolically and ceremoniously lead the internationally-sanctioned Mighty Mac Swim when the newly-expanded event is reintroduced on August 11, 2019.

Eilat provides idyllic background to Junior’s Open Water Championships

Eilat, in the Red Sea Bay, Israel, is the perfect holiday destination but also the ideal place to host an international open water event: optimal conditions such as clear and calm water, constant year-round water temperature, iconic views and colourful fishes are all the element the seaside resort offers.

Local to Attempt Setting Record for Swimming around the Island City

Alameda resident Craig Coombs, 57, has set a personal mission to be the first person complete a swim around the Main Island. Coombs plans to start his swim from the jetty on the east side of Crown Beach (in front of the bowling alley) at 3:15 a.m. He then intends to swim clockwise around the Island City. If all goes as Coombs expects, the entire swim will take eight hours, give or take 30 minutes. 

Newlywed Woodbridge couple break channel swimming record

A newlywed couple from Woodbridge have become the youngest husband and wife channel swimmers.

Lily Fletcher, 28, a management consultant and Teddy Fletcher, 32, a surgeon, completed the gruelling channel swim together in 15 hours 30 minutes, arriving at Calais just after 4am on Wednesday, August 29.

Gordy’s epic swim through huge jellyfish in North Channel in aid of Hospice

At 44, Gordy Hamill has many achievements under his belt but swimming the North Channel on Tuesday could be his toughest yet. Weather permitting, if the Lurgan man succeeds, he will be just the 10th Irish person in history to do it. Spanning 22 miles between NI and Scotland, it is one of the coldest stretches of water attempted by long distance swimmers, at least 2-3 degrees colder than the English Channel.

Records set at 6th arena Chillswim Coniston

Six hundred registered swimmers took to Coniston Water yesterday to participate in the sixth edition of the arena Chillswim Coniston open water swim. After a somewhat tropical summer, the water temperature in the lakes was back in the normal temperature range of 16.8 degrees for the swim.

How one Penzance woman's sea swimming took her on an incredible journey back to health

Katie's inspirational story has featured in an award-winning short film and is leading to self-help books

Each morning you will find a group of dedicated open water swimmers plunging into Mount’s Bay no matter what the temperature or weather.

Swimmers take part in the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim

HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS took part in the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim today.

Braving the cold waters, the swimmers took to the river to swim 2.2 kilometres from the Rory O’Moore Bridge to North Wall Quay in front of the Custom House.

Grantham strongman Ross Edgley breaks yet another record

Grantham strongman Ross Edgley yesterday has become the first British person to swim the length of Great Britain, completing the 900 mile distance from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in a record time of 62 days.

Ross is the second-ever person to complete the swim up Britain’s west coast. His time of 62 days is less than half of the 135 days, including 90 days of swimming, set by Zimbabwean adventurer Sean Conway in November 2013.

Crazy swimmers take a dip in ice-cold Arctic water

Teriberka in the Murmansk Region was the place where the 1,852-meter long Arctic swimming event (Arctic Swim) was held in which 53 "really crazy" people took to the waters and needless to say some of them did not manage to make it to the icy finishing line.

Swimmer Lewis Pugh completes his mammoth channel swim from Land’s End to Dover

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed his 330-mile swim along the length of the English Channel.

Arriving at the finish line on the pebbled Shakespeare Beach, the 48-year-old, was cheered on by dozens of supporters from a local swimming group.

This alumnus took a sabbatical to swim the English Channel

If the weather gods are well-inclined, former EUR doctoral candidate and ex-EM employee Ignacio Vaccaro will swim the English Channel next week, from Dover to the French coast. To make this possible, he took a sabbatical from his well-paid job and has been training for the past two years.

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