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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.

NEVIS TO ST KITTS CROSS CHANNEL SWIM 2019

Date: 
Sunday, 31 March, 2019 - 08:00

The swim distance is 2.5miles (4km) and starts from Oualie Beach on Nevis at 8.00am and goes across the 'Narrows' to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts. The 2019 swim will be the 18th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim and it continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusiasts and adventurers alike. They will take on the best open ocean swimmers in the region and the world.

SA swimmer calls it quits

Durban - South African open water swimmer Cameron Bellamy who set out to become the first person to swim 96km around the West Indies island of Barbados at the weekend “had to call it quits”.

2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile Recap

The 2018 LOST Race and LOST Mile race day turned out to be an incredible day of excitement, fun, and perfect warm summer weather. Despite the wavy conditions, the water was warm and a welcome change from the past few years where cold temperatures prevented swimmers from competing in the full distances.

Apurba Saha Wins Historic 81 km Race Down The Ganges

21 swimmers started at 5 am and 10 swimmers finished the 81 km India National Open Water Swimming Competition down The Ganges. At 50.3 miles, it is one of the world's longest races that celebrated its 75th edition this year.

Aspire Channel Swim 2018

Date: 
Monday, 10 September, 2018 (All day)

DISCOVER YOUR INNER CHAMPION AND SWIM THE DISTANCE OF THE ENGLISH CHANNEL THIS AUTUMN! 

Anyone and everyone can be a champion and take part, so whether you’re 7 or 107, taking part on your own, or in a team, dive into autumn’s greatest challenge to help raise money for Aspire and people affected by Spinal Cord Injury.

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. 

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.

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.

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.”

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