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Weertman, Bridi win FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Chun'an

Rio Olympic champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands and Arianna Bridi of Italy snatched titles at the ninth and last stop of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series here in Chun'an county of China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

New record in monster swim at Loch Ness set by swimmers from Hong Kong and Czech Republic

A DISTANCE swimmer from Hong Kong has led a team to set a new unofficial record for a four-person relay swim of Loch Ness.

Experienced ice water swimmer Chun Kong Mak and his three Czech team-mates completed the 23 miles from Fort Augustus to Lochend in 11 hours and 38 minutes.

Turkish swimmer cross Tsugaru Strait in Japan

A Turkish swimmer completed Japan's Tsugaru Strait route, one of the world's most challenging open water swimming tracks.

Having previously lifted the several titles in national competitions in Turkey, Emre Erdoğancrossed the Tsugaru Strait on Aug. 20.

Croatian swimmer Dina Levacic to swim Japan’s Tsugaru Strait

Croatian long-distance swimmer Dina Levacic is set to embark on a brand new challenge.

On Tuesday, Levacic announced at a press conference in Split that she will attempt to swim Japan’s Tsugaru Strait. The Tsugaru Strait is a strait between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.

Swim marathon: Tokyo 2020, FINA watching water quality, temperature

Athletes voiced concerns over water quality and temperature at a marathon swimming test event for Tokyo 2020 Sunday, as officials vowed to monitor the situation closely in the run-up to the games.

"That was the warmest race I've ever done," said three-time Olympic medallist Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia after completing the 5km men's competition.

Local tradesmen team up for iconic open water charity challenge

It’s been described as one of the toughest and greatest swim challenges on the globe, and that you can’t call yourself a ‘true open water swimmer’ until you’ve completed it - but two Tenby tradesmen will be taking on an historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey next month for charity.

Chinese women's relay swim team 1st to cross English Channel

After relay swimming for nearly 20 hours and covering 72.85 kilometers, five Chinese women crossed the English Channel and finally landed on Calais, France, at 18:30 local time on July 3.

Maharashtra: 51 Autism children dive in deep see for first time, win the Malvan Open Swimming competition

The ninth edition of the Malvan Open Sea Swimming Competition was held recently at Chivla Beach in Maharashtra but what special about this year’s event is that for the first in India, over 50 children with autism took part in the competition.

Bangladesh's most celebrated swimmer hangs up trunks at 67

After nearly half a century navigating Bangladesh's thousands of kilometres of rivers, the country's most celebrated swimmer has hung up his trunks - but not before one final, arduous paddle upstream.

Kshitindra Baisya, 67, plans to spend his retirement on dry land inspiring younger generations to embrace the water in a country criss-crossed by huge rivers but where few swim.

Swimming around Hong Kong Island: first relay team complete 45km swim in record time

The Drifters complete their latest challenge after the English Channel, the Bosphorus swim, Rottnest Island and Enduroman

The first swimming relay to make its way around Hong Kong Island completed the 45-kilometre swim in 12 hours, two minutes and 55 seconds.

The time eclipses any around the Island swim before them, which until now has only been done solo. It is not only a course record, but a world record pending ratification from the Marathon Swimming Federation (MSF).

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