Europe

Marathon 151km Caribbean swim leaves SA endurance athlete in hospital

A South African endurance swimmer had to be hospitalised with severe muscle breakdown after a 151km, 56-hour swim in the Caribbean.

Cape Town-educated Cameron Bellamy, an entrepreneur in San Francisco who swims to raise money for African charities, barely survived his latest adventure, which involved swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

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.

Open water swimming is a lesson in endurance, resiliency, and gratefulness

Betsy Medalla, the masters swim coach and the country’s foremost advocate of the sport, talks about training specifically for the great outdoors—and how being grateful can calm fears and nerves.

Betsy Medalla has a curious way of describing her path into open water swimming.

“I was thrown into it, actually,” she says.

While most people would balk at the idea of being “thrown into” a sport that has the words “open water” attached to it, Medalla flourished.

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.

Marc-Antoine Olivier, Lara Grangeon Win LEN Cup In Eilat

The French swimmers were hyper focused in Israel.

The French Swimming Federation utilized the opening leg of the 2019 LEN Open Water Cup in Eilat, Israel as the French national qualification race for the upcoming 2019 FINA World Championships.

Why wild swimming in depths of winter is the new natural high

In search of inner calm and the ultimate natural high, growing numbers of Britons are braving freezing temperatures to swim in the great outdoors. From freshwater lakes and icy mountain pools to the thrashing waves of the sea, wild winter swimming – once the preserve of thrill-seekers and SAS training camps – is fast going mainstream.

2019 EUROPEAN OPEN WATER WORLD CUP LOCATIONS, DATES ANNOUNCED

The European Swimming League Bureau met on October 13th in Amsterdam, where they agreed on the frequency, locations and dates of the 2019 Open Water World Cup.

IN A MARATHON SWIM TO MONACO REMI CAMUS CHAMPIONS CLEAN SEAS

Thousands of kilometres from Dunkirk to Bandol and ultimately arriving in Monaco on September 16th. Nearly eighty stages completed already by Remi Camus, an indefatigable champion in the fight against marine pollution.

Douglas Waymark dies attempting to swim English Channel

A man has died during an attempt to swim the English Channel as part of a gruelling triathlon.

Douglas Waymark, 44 from Cheltenham, got into difficulty about half way across, 12 nautical miles from Dover.

The coastguard received a radio call from a support vessel at about 21:20 BST on Monday.

A search and rescue helicopter arrived within 10 minutes and airlifted the swimmer to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, but he later died.

The endurance athlete had been taking part in the Enduroman arch to arc triathlon.

LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup 2017 – Preview

LEN is to launch a newly shaped series in open water swimming, the ever-popular European Cup, involving exciting new venues and a couple of new stars, including Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, Olympic champion in the 1500m free in Rio. Again, € 21,000 are up for grabs in prize money for the best ones.

The LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup has enjoyed great popularity among the swimmers in recent years, however, LEN is committed to improve the quality of the series.

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