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Asia

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).

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.

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