Australia & Oceania

Canadian adventurer out to swim 338km length of Otago’s Clutha River

It’s a piece of water often reserved for jet skiers and kayaks, but a piece of water Canadian Rob Hutchings is looking to conquer on his own.

The now Christchurch-based open water swimmer is hoping to become the first person ever to swim the entire 338km Clutha river.

Dutchman Lars Bottelier takes line honours in 2020 Rottnest Channel Swim

Dutchman Lars Bottelier has taken line honours in the 2020 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, winning the gruelling open-water race in a time of 4 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds.

The current male solo race record of 3:59:28 set in 2018 by Solomon Wright.

Will Rollo finished second in 4:22:16 with 17-year-old Kyle Lee finishing third in 4:25:30.

Flying Ferry Completes 5km-10km Open Water Double While Maddie Gough Tops TSS Onslaught

Flying Dutchman Ferry Weertman certainly showed no ill-effects from his 10km victory on Saturday to back up to complete the Brighton Beach double with a commanding Australian 5km Championship victory on Australia Day in Adelaide today.

Pack misses the boat as Dutch Ferry powers home with Hayley Anderson in fine touch

Olympic champion Ferry Weertman has caught the field by surprise, swimming a wider line to the finish to capture the Australian Open Water 10km Championship in perfect conditions at SA’s Brighton Beach today.

Ocean challenge ahead for Gnarabup Cup honours

The one kilometre Margaret River Ocean Swim will be held once again in Gnarabup Bay on Saturday January 18.

The swim was first held in 2003 and for many since has been their first foray into open water swimming.

The emphasis of the event is fun, personal challenges and having a go with friends and family.

Why wild swimming is one of the best things for your mental health

It’s long been hailed by evangelists as a serious life tonic, but now a study by the British Medical Journal has proven the positive impact that wild swimming can have on our mental health. 

The New Zealand Ocean Swim Series is Back in Action this GSS Season

It’s been an eventful season so far for the Global Swim Series and now we’re just starting to head into the action in the Southern Hemisphere.  In particular New Zealand has a bunch of swims coming up on the schedule and we should see the kiwis make a real push to the top of the GSS leaderboard.

Teenager Caitlin O'Reilly swims the length of Lake Taupo

A girl who swam the length of Lake Taupō in 13 hours says swimming pools' lane ropes bother her.

"I feel more free in the open water than I do in the pool," Caitlin​ O'Reilly​ said.

"In Lake Taupō, there are no limits."

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

OWS Series Mullaloo with Round 6

Date: 
Saturday, 29 December, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 29 December 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5k, 5km and 10km

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