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648 past in 2015 (updated 17-07-'15)

Europe

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.

Stage set for swimming at Glasgow 2018 European Championships

The open water venue is Loch Lomond!

Illas Atlanticas Triple Crown Sálvora-Vilagarcía de Arousa (28 km)

Date: 
Saturday, 2 September, 2017 - 21:45

The competition Illas Atlanticas Triple Crown (Sálvora-Vilagarcía de Arousa) with a length of 28 km is organized by Atlantic Extrem Sports, in cooperation with the club Tumetapersonal, it will take place on 2017, September the 2nd, in Spain. A very long swim for 2017 of more than 28 kilometres in which swimmers will swim across O Grove, Cambados, Arousa Island and Vilanova de Arousa, before reach our final destination.

Adam Walker is invited as special guest at the Bosporus race

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Adam Walker celebrity guest...at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 26th July 2015 - Turkey.

Thousands of swimmers will take part in this increasingly popular 6,5 km open water race that starts in Kalıca, Asia.
Organised by the Turkish Olympic Committee, the event has been running for 26 years and where it began with 4 female entrants and 64 male entrants in 1989, this swim now welcomes thousands of swimmers from all around the World!
Adam is also very much looking forward to swimming the 6.5k route himself and be ready and waiting to congratulate the swimmers in Kurucesme as they finish their race!
Find out more about the Bosphorus Swim here>> and finishes in Kurucesme, Europe.

Glasgow named as co-host for European Sports Championships

GLASGOW will co-host the inaugural European Sports Championships in 2018, a multi-sport competition which is to include athletics, swimming and cycling.

The city, which hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, will combine with Berlin for the event, with almost 3,000 athletes from aquatics, cycling, rowing and triathlon competing in Scotland.

A further 1,500 athletes will compete in Berlin as part of the venture, which will take place across 10 to 12 days.

The event will be funded jointly by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

Swimming will take place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, diving and synchronised swimming at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, and open-water swimming at Loch Lomond.

10.000 events

 

10.000 events

This month February 2015 we have added the 10,000th race in the calendar.
The counter for 2015 already stands now at 750 events.

Statistics website

This page updated 2 January 2015

Site started 1 February 2008.
Statistics source: http://statcounter.com
We have listed over 8,980 events in the calendar so far.

Winterdip season has started

The 'normal' openwater season is over in Europe. But don't be sad because there's still a lot of opportunities to swim outside (or indoors at  24h marathons).

Dips, winter competitions, charity events. In freezing temperatures or at sunny beaches

Choice enough.

For example: Swim for Shoes 2014/2015 in the Algarve, Portugal :

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