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Swimming around Hong Kong Island: Edie Hu attempts to circle the city for charity and become first woman to try since 1976

Edie Hu will swim 45 kilometres around Hong Kong Island for the charity Splash that teaches domestic helpers and underprivileged children to swim

When Edie Hu attempts to swim around Hong Kong Island on November 3, it is not the physical aspect of the 45 kilometres that worries her.

The day I swam from Europe to Asia

Some say that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve conquered the Hellespont. Steeped in mythology, history, literature and geographical significance, this crossing from Europe to Asia is considered by many to be the ultimate open water swim.

Tokyo to ‘screen off’ bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday that a system of layered screens would be used to keep bacteria levels within “agreed limits” for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay.

Organizers acknowledged a year ago that levels of E. Coli were up to 20 times above acceptable levels set by international sports federations, and fecal coliform bacteria were seven times over the limit.

61 year old Taiwanese man wins ‘most beautiful bay’ swimming race

61 year old Taiwanese man Chu Ming-chuan won the men's 5000m open water swim during the "2018 Most Beautiful Bay Carnival" by the minute margin of 0.08 seconds in Penghu County on Sept. 23, reported CNA.

Brunei Marathon Swim on October 21

Date: 
Sunday, 21 October, 2018 (All day)

THE Brunei Marathon Swim (BMS) 2018, the first ever Brunei Darussalam’s international open swimming competition, organised by Tri3bn and sanctioned by the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) will be held on October 21 at the Berakas Forest Reserve Beach.

Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics

If you squint your eyes, it almost looks like Club Med: an expanse of blue sea, a stretch of beach, white tents and umbrellas on the sand, and plenty of staff ready to help out. However, this isn’t a tropical paradise, it’s Tokyo Bay and Odaiba Plage is an attempt to turn it into a swimming spot.

Burnell, Xin claim victories in Chun'an Marathon Swim World Series

Jack Burnell of Britain and Xin Xin from the host country got the last laugh at the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Qiandao Lake, Chun'an in China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

In the men's 10km competition, Burnell touched the board first in a time of one hour 56 minutes 34.8 seconds, beating Rob Frederik Muffels of Germany by 0.1 seconds for the title.

Swimming the Turkish Hellespont: Alex Preston follows in Lord Byron's wake

After swimming the Hellespont, the fast-flowing strait that separates Europe from Asia, Lord Byron wrote to his mother. ‘I plume myself on this achievement more than I could possibly do on any kind of glory, poetical, political or rhetorical.’

Swim Bangla Channel

BANGLA CHANNEL SWIM

I was not confident about getting permission when I sent first email to Mr. Musa Ibrahim of Everest Academy, Dhaka for Sapanna’s Solo Bangla Channel Swim, as no man has ever swum on this route Solo style. Musa was more than happy to organize solo event especially for us. Then I silently proposed.. “can we make it double !! “

Expat eyeing record for swimming around Hong Kong Island wants to make splash for charity

Simon Holliday, 39, a learning and development manager for a Hong Kong law firm, plans to complete the 45km route without taking a break on November 11 in a bid to raise HK$1 million for his charity Splash, which offers free swimming lessons for the city’s domestic workers.

There is no official record for swimming around Hong Kong Island, but the challenge was first attempted by former Australian Olympic swimmer Linda McGill on May 23, 1974. The then 29-year-old swam 48km in 17 hours, complaining at the time that her main problem was “boredom and jellyfish”.

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