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Testing the Waters

Marcia Cleveland has always been a swimmer. Growing up, throughout high school and all four years of college, you could find her in the water.

In her early twenties, she took to open water swimming, plunging into oceans, lakes, and rivers, seeking their challenges. After moving to New York and joining a Masters Swimming program there, she did her first solo swim in 1991, around the island of Manhattan at a distance of over 28 miles.

Aruba Open Water Winter Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 07:00

For the winter championships we will be swimming the following events: 1-3-5 km

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

For the 3 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
12 – 13 years female-male
14 and older “ “

Aruba National (Open) Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 23 June, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The Aruba National (Open) championships are open for all nationalities but only Aruba nationals (Official (censo) registered Aruba residents) are eligible for the title of National Champion. The first Aruba National in each age category will be official National Champion.

Himno y Bandera Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 24 March, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The 5km will be a CCCAN (3-5 July) qualifying event for males and females in the age group 12-13, 14-17, 18&over

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

Betico Croes Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 27 January, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The 5km will be a CARIFTA qualifying event for males and females in the age group 14-15 and 15-16 years

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

Fort Myers native Paul Asmuth dives into writing about his marathon swimming life

Paul Asmuth is a Fort Myers youth swimmer who became one of the top marathon swimmers in the world. He held the record for swimming the English Channel. He also was a seven-time marathon swimming champion. He has written a book about his faith and how it helped with his swimming.
Andrew West/The News-Press

Paul Asmuth had every reason in the world to end his open-water, marathon swimming career before it really started.

French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.

Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment.

Marathon Swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette's Wildest Challenges

Pat Gallant-Charette is the oldest woman to have swum the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, the English Channel between Britain and France and the Tsugaru Strait in Japan. She set the first of her nine world records when she was 60. She’ll turn 68 in a couple of months.

But, as Pat says, age is just a number.

Bellamy breaks record

Cameron Bellamy rewrote the history books this morning. He became the first person to swim around Barbados without stopping

Around 4 a.m., the South African completed the 96-kilometre swim after 41 hours in the water.

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

PAT GALLANT-CHARETTE (USA) – Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

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