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Kristof Rasovszky, Alisa Tettamanzi Win Open Water Cup in Copenhagen

Kristof Rasovszky seems to be unstoppable: just two weeks after claiming two golds and a silver at the European Championships, the Hungarian hero won the 5th leg of the LEN Open Water Cup in Copenhagen. It was his third win in the series this season. The women’s title went to Alisa Tettamanzi, this is the fourth Italian triumph in a row in the women’s cup in 2018, achieved by four different swimmers.

Lewis Pugh facing race against time to reach Dover

A man hoping to be the first person to swim the entire length of the Channel is still hoping to finish in two days, despite being unable to take to the sea yesterday.

Lewis Pugh was expected to end the 350-mile venture on Wednesday at Shakespeare Beach in Dover.

But that has been jeopardised by yesterday's stormy weather, which prevented him from rounding Dungeness.

Swimming: Linda Ashmore, 71, regains world record

WEYMOUTH’S Linda Ashmore produced a sensational swim in challenging conditions to regain the world record for the oldest woman to swim the English Channel.

Ashmore, 71, encountered lumpy sea and jellyfish in the Channel, but crossed the stretch of water in 16 hours and 22 minutes.

All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water

In early 2014, Ram Barkai took a trip to Antarctica. There, Barkai and five others did what most would deem unthinkable: They swam in the Southern Ocean, which was 30 degrees F. Yes, that is below the freezing point of water.

“There was a lot of floating ice of various sizes,” Barkai, 60, tells SELF. “We did swim into ice every now and then, but it’s fine because you’re so frozen you don’t even feel or notice it.”

The Way This Man’s Body Looks After Swimming 163 Km In 55 Hours Will Freak You Out

From a young age, Maarten van der Weijden from the Netherlands was known as a promising swimming talent. However, before his career could begin he faced a challenge that could have ended it all. At only 19 years old Maarten was diagnosed with cancer. 

Maarten Van Der Weijden, A Champion Like No Other

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Marten van der Weijden* has generated over €3.5 million euros (US$4,050,060) in his 11 city charity swim - to date, this represents the greatest amount of proceeds from a single charity open water swim in history.

Olympic swimmer offers her top swimming tips

Beijing Olympic silver medallist, Keri-anne Payne, provided her top tips to adults who are nervous about breathing while they swim, after it was found that one in five adults in the UK cannot swim. She has teamed up with Better Leisure Centres across Richmond and Twickenham, in a bit to get more people swimming.

Dina Levačić Set to Become First Croatian to Swim Hawaii’s Molokai Channel

22-year-old Croatian swimmer Dina Levačić is set to attempt another amazing feat in the water this weekend.

Free outdoor swimming lessons to be held at beach

Free swimming lessons are to be held on a beach to teach youngsters what to do if they get into trouble in the water.

Oceans are in crisis, warns endurance swimmer nearing end of Channel challenge

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is nearing the end of his bid to swim the length of the English Channel and is determined his deeds are followed by action to help the oceans, led by the UK Government.

Plastikos manager Rob Cooney goes for a (very long) swim

Rob Cooney was within 5 miles of completing a 24.3-mile marathon swim across Lake Erie when he ran into some rough conditions.

Baylor's Coach Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim

On Monday, Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes.  The open water ultra-distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long. 

Swim Around Barbados for a Great Cause! Cameron Bellamy

GSS focuses on promoting open water swimming for all levels and celebrating success in open water swimming throughout the world. Cameron’s story is an amazing example of an open water swimmer worth celebrating.

Shrewsbury river swim makes an even bigger splash - with video

More than 90 brave souls took a chilly dip in the River Severn in Shrewsbury at an annual river swim.

The Shrewsbury Masters open water swim saw dozens of people make the 700m trip from the Welsh Bridge down to Pengwern Boat Club.

The English Channel is the Everest of open-water swimming

Cape Town - Completing the English Channel is like doing the Everest of open-water swimming.