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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”.

Heidi splashes to historic medal at Asian Open Water meet

PUTRAJAYA: Heidi Gan (pic) warmed up for the KL SEA Games by making a splash for Malaysia at the Asian Open Water Swimming Cham­pionships in Putrajaya Lake.

Heidi, who is based in Perth, became the first Malaysian to win an Asian championships medal after finishing third in the women’s 5km event yesterday.

The 28-year-old completed the race, held under calm but hot conditions, in 1’05:03.586.

Equip children with open-water swimming skills: DPM Tharman

SINGAPORE — Following the death of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the waters near East Coast Park, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said that there is a need to do more to equip children with open-water swimming skills. He was at the boy’s wake on Tuesday (May 9).

In 2010, a national water safety programme called SwimSafer was introduced with the goal of arming Singaporeans, especially children, with water safety knowledge and water survival skills, as a safeguard against drowning.

Burnell and Muller, the best in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

PR 17: FINA Communications Department

Jack Burnell (GBR) and Aurélie Muller (FRA) were the winners of the second race of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held today in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Burnell was the fastest in a field of 70 swimmers, touching home in 1h45m54s6, while Muller was the best among 54 competitors, triumphing in 1h52m35s3. 

Macarine successfully swims Dumaguete to Siquijor

DESPITE the strong current, open-water swimmer Ingemar Macarine managed to complete the 24-kilometer swim from Dumaguete City to San Jose, Siquijor last Wednesday. “This is the most difficult swim ever that it crossed my mind several times to abandon this swim,” said the lawyer and triathlete Macarine after completing his 27th open water swim in the country.

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