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Kiwi swimmer pulls up 300m short of swimming English Channel

Denise Clarke, originally from Lower Hutt, was disappointed not to finished the 33.5 kilometres English Channel stretch between Dover and Calais, in France.

A Kiwi woman has pulled up 300 metres short of swimming the English Channel after suffering from exhaustion.

Beith swimmer is victorious in annual Largs-Cumbrae challenge

NORTH Ayrshire Swimming ace Rachael Grant has revealed how she survived a near miss with a speedboat to take a dominant win in the annual Largs – Cumbrae charity open water swim.

61 year old Taiwanese man wins ‘most beautiful bay’ swimming race

61 year old Taiwanese man Chu Ming-chuan won the men's 5000m open water swim during the "2018 Most Beautiful Bay Carnival" by the minute margin of 0.08 seconds in Penghu County on Sept. 23, reported CNA.

Vet conquers North Channel challenge

A courageous vet from Northern Ireland has completed a once-in-a-lifetime relay event that saw her swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland in aid of the RNLI.

Hannah Eastwood – of Glenshane Veterinary Clinics in Maghera, County Londonderry – was one of a five-strong team, named “Coco Channel”, to brave the elements.

Sidmouth’s first Great Sea Swim a resounding success

Sunday morning saw just over 100 swimmers braving challenging conditions in Sidmouth’s first Great Sea Swim, organised by Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club in conjunction with Ace of Clubs Triathlon Club and the event sponsors Kitsons.

The swim was in the aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the event raised £3,100 for the valuable services for young people the charity provides.

NAC MASTERS FOR TENTH YEAR IN A ROW

NAC Masters Swimming Club’s men are celebrating winning a historic tenth Leinster Open Sea title in-a-row, making for an extra special celebration in the club’s 30th anniversary year.

HE'S SWIMMING THE COAST OF BRITAIN?!

Interview with Ross Edgley, the man who did swim arround the entire coast of Brittain.

Travel Channel to feature the unlikely story of Grove City swimmer Walter Poenisch

The Travel Channel will air a segment Wednesday, Sept. 19., on Walter Poenisch, whose 1978 swim from Cuba to Florida at age 65 was so unlikely it still sounds like fiction.

Even 40 years later, it sounds a bit like fiction.

Grandmother Jenny makes a splash with gold at Slovenia swim gala

IN MORE than 30 years of competitive swimming, an octogenarian grandmother from the Isle of Wight continues to defy all the stereotypes of old age by becoming a European swimming champion.

Racers take on St. Louis Bay for 2nd annual swim across the bay

For more than 100 swimmers, the two mile swim across St. Louis Bay was a task many spent weeks training for.

The second annual Swim across the bay nearly doubled its registered swimmers over year one. Co-organizer Madeline Simpson says the race started as a family and friends thing, but she and her sister thought everyone should be able to take part.

Parag wins Open 5,000m distance at Subway Open Water swim

EIGHTEEN-year-old national swimmer Josiah Parag won the 5,000m distance event at the Subway Maracas Open Water yesterday morning as closed the gruelling race in one hour, ten minutes and 26 seconds.

Parag was closely followed behind by Nikoli Blackman, 13, another national swimmer, who placed second in 1:10:43. Blackman later went on to win the 3,000m distance.

Popular ocean event postponed for second time due to weather

The Duke’s Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim has been postponed again.

One of the most popular events of the Duke’s OceanFest ocean sports festival will now take place on Saturday, Oct. 13.

It was previously supposed to take place Saturday, Sept. 15, but organizers were concerned over water quality issues as a result of Tropical Storm Olivia.

Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics

If you squint your eyes, it almost looks like Club Med: an expanse of blue sea, a stretch of beach, white tents and umbrellas on the sand, and plenty of staff ready to help out. However, this isn’t a tropical paradise, it’s Tokyo Bay and Odaiba Plage is an attempt to turn it into a swimming spot.

Burnell, Xin claim victories in Chun'an Marathon Swim World Series

Jack Burnell of Britain and Xin Xin from the host country got the last laugh at the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Qiandao Lake, Chun'an in China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

In the men's 10km competition, Burnell touched the board first in a time of one hour 56 minutes 34.8 seconds, beating Rob Frederik Muffels of Germany by 0.1 seconds for the title.

San Carlos teen Angel More has completed the California Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming and now seeks to do more

It’s quite a thing to contemplate one’s own mortality at the age of 11. Swimming in the San Francisco Bay on May 17, 2014, with Alcatraz behind her and her and her club swim coach ahead of her, Angel More thought: “Oh, I could die.”

It was the first time More — an avid swimmer — had attempted an open-water swim, making a trek so treacherous that it was one of the main deterrents for any prisoners who pondered escaping The Rock.

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