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Greek swimmer first female to swim across Straits of Gibraltar

The claim made here is of course incorrect: the first swimmer to cross Gibraltar strait was a female swimmer: Mercedes Gleitze of London, UK. She swam as preparation to her English channel swim in the 1920's!

source: http://www.dailyfrappe.com/

48 year old swimmer Sophie Psilolignou became the first woman in the world to cross the Straits of Gibraltar.  The Greek swimmer swam from Tariff, Spain, to Ponto Sires, Morocco. Accompanied by dolphins, and big waves,

Alqueva Lake Swim - Open Water rocks & this Videos Show Why

Three new Open Water Swim Videos truly show the joy of Open Water. They are made available in true HD, courtesy of aqualoja.

Around 240 swimmers participated in this event held the 19th September on the Portuguese Alentejo region, famed for its unique and quiet charm.  Distances of 5K, 1.5K and 400m (for kids) were raced. Olympian Arseniy Laventryev won the 5K in the male field, with international swimmers Mario Bonança and André Gaspar close by in the fight for gold. In the female arena Soraia Ribeiro won, with Daniela Pinto 2nd and Leonor Neves 3rd.

Alqueva Lake is born out of the biggest Portuguese Dam (finished 2002). With a surface of  250 km2, a lakeside of 1.200 km and a length of about 85 km it's the biggest artificial lake in Europe. The race Itself was held on the Amieira Marina area, where house boats can be rented for a rewarding experience. European Open Water Swimmers may want to consider a relaxed weekend ending with 5K for 2011...

Challenge 10Km Open Water - Outstanding Swimmer's View Footage

This 3 unique Open Water Swimming Videos are made available in true HD, courtesy of aqualoja ,enjoy!

The Challenge 10K OW was held in Portugal, from 4 to 5 September, and included the 10K, 5K, 5K team event (National Champioship), 1500m, 400 and 800m for kids. It was one big open water party.

Federación de Natación de la Región de Murcia

Start website Openwaterswimming.eu

Date: 
Friday, 1 February, 2008 - 23:00

The day we started the website in 2008

European Open Water Swimming Cup Final, Hoorn, Netherlands

Date: 
Saturday, 31 July, 2010 - 22:00
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Saturday, 31 July, 2010 (All day)

The European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2010 wiil be held on 31 July and 1 August at Hoorn, the Netherlands.

To get used to the weather I recommend my own meet, Geestmerambacht, on Sunday 25 July and Anna Paulowna Saterday 24 Juli

The European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2010, Hoorn, Netherlands

Date: 
Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 22:00

The European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2010 wiil be held on 31 July and 1 August at Hoorn, the Netherlands.

To get used to the weather I recommend my own meet, Geestmerambacht, on Sunday 25 July and Anna Paulowna Saterday 24 Juli

European Open Water Swimming Cup Final

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