Americas

Ferry Weertman Fights Off Jet Lag To Win RCP Tiburon Mile

Ferry Weertman caught an international flight from his home in the Netherlands and flew across the Atlantic Ocean and continental United States to land late Saturday night in San Francisco, California.

Charity swimmer's next challenge in New York

A CHARITY fundraiser is doing a 28-mile swim around Manhattan Island in New York.
Graham Walton, 45, from Shotley Bridge, near Consett, is going to the United States to take part in The 20 Bridges challenge on August 25.

Tarzana man swims 22 miles from Catalina Island to Rancho Palos Verdes to raise funds for Leukemia organization

RANCHO PALOS VERDES >> Stan Kurtz, a Tarzana man who swam 22 miles from Catalina Island to Rancho Palos Verdes to raise leukemia awareness, touched shore Sunday afternoon as a crowd of family, friends and even inspired strangers cheered him on.

He began his 12-hour journey at midnight while a large boat followed behind him, watching as he surged through the waves from night to day.

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, takes 18 hours to swim across English Channel

A 66-year-old from the United States has become the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel.

Pat Gallant-Charette battled lower-than-expected water temperatures, difficulty keeping her food down and a jellyfish sting on her face. She wrote on her blog that she also saw a large dorsal fin that turned out to be a sunfish, not a shark.

Mitali Khanzode Becomes Youngest Person to Swim Between Italy and Sicily

Water World Swim, the world leader in open water swimming, today announced Mitali Khanzode, a 15-year-old girl native to Sunnyvale, Calif., has successfully completed the swim of the Messina Strait. The 3.5Km (2.1 miles) aquatic traverse between the island of Sicily and mainland Italy took place on Sunday, 18 June, 2017, beginning around 8:50am local time, and took her 1 hour and 20 minutes while she faced rain, wind and challenging currents.

Swimming Through Barriers

Carlos Costa is something of a legend, in the world of marathon swimming.

In 1992, as a teenager, he made is first attempt to swim across Lake Ontario, but was forced to give up after 38 km. of the 52 km. swim, due to fierce thunderstorms that swept across the lake.

Disappointed, he tried again the following month – but again was forced to cut the swim short, this time after only  26k m., due to unusually frigid water temperatures.

He tried again in 1994 at the age of 20; this time the young swimmer completed the challenge, crossing from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Leslie Street Spit in 32 hours and 43 minutes.

USA Swimming Announces Open Water Team for FINA World Championships

Ten open water swimmers have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Championships this summer, USA Swimming announced today.

The roster includes two-time Olympian Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif./Trojan Swim Club) and 2016 Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Team Santa Monica), who became the first American to qualify for the same Olympic Games in both an open water and pool event. 2012 Olympian Andrew Gemmell (Wilmington, Del./Nation’s Capital Swim Club) is also on the team.

Canada Grabs Gold On Third Day Of UANA Open Water Champs

Team Canada was golden again on day three of the UANA Open Water Championships, with wins in all four races.

Alex Katelnikoff and Chantal Jeffrey won gold in the junior 2.5-km races, while Stephanie Horner and Nicholas Masse-Savard won the senior 5-km races.

Katelnikoff and teammate Raben Dommann, who finished second, led for the entirety of the 2.5-km swim.

Mark Perry Named Swimming Canada’s Distance/Open Water Coach

When it’s time for the next generation of Canadian swimmers to decide on their future, John Atkinson wants to make sure they have plenty of options.

The introduction of Mark Perry as Swimming Canada’s first ever Distance/Open Water Coach is part of Atkinson’s plan to broaden Canada’s medal potential in the water.

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