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WOWSA new owner website

Dear registered user.

This website has changed ownership after 11 years.
Richard and I are quitting. It is costing us too much time keep the website updeted without help.
The new owner is WOWSA.

We expect WOWSA will continue the website wit new effort and we (Richard, Niek and Gertjan) will stay on as supporters and perhaps frequent posters on the website.

Dutch Olympic champion completes 195-kilometer charity swim

On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a famous Dutch speedskating race, to raise money for cancer research.

Maarten’s 200 km swimtrip

This time my blog is in English. There is a numerous amount of publicity in Dutch about Maarten van der Weijden’s second try to swim nonstop 200 km, but in English not too much. So I am planning to give updates about this extreme long swimtrip along 11 cities in the Netherlands.

Superman Of The Open Water World At It Again

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands last year, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Maarten van der Weijden generated over €5 million euros in his 11 city charity swim – called the Elfstedentocht Swim or the Eleven Cities Swim.

Taking on the ultimate challenge

The whole of the Netherlands rallied around one man and his ultimate challenge in late August: TV and radio, newspapers and the social media turned the spotlight on Olympic swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden. To raise money for cancer research, he had set himself the extreme goal of swimming the Elfstedentocht route – a 200-kilometer-long speed skating race considered by many to be the ultimate Dutch sports event. His heroic efforts raised a record amount of over 5 million euros.

Aruba Open Water Winter Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 07:00

For the winter championships we will be swimming the following events: 1-3-5 km

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

For the 3 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
12 – 13 years female-male
14 and older “ “

Aruba National (Open) Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 23 June, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The Aruba National (Open) championships are open for all nationalities but only Aruba nationals (Official (censo) registered Aruba residents) are eligible for the title of National Champion. The first Aruba National in each age category will be official National Champion.

Himno y Bandera Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 24 March, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The 5km will be a CCCAN (3-5 July) qualifying event for males and females in the age group 12-13, 14-17, 18&over

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

Betico Croes Open Water Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 27 January, 2019 - 07:00

This year we will be swimming 3 distances, 1-3-5 KM. The age for all competitors will be considered as at December 31, 2019.

The 5km will be a CARIFTA qualifying event for males and females in the age group 14-15 and 15-16 years

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

Ice Swimming In The Netherlands

IISA Netherlands was established on September 4th 2017 by Richard Broer, Fergil Hesterman and Christa Hesterman-van Beers. 

The board of directors includes the three co-founders, Irene van der Laan, a dual inductee in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, and Dr. Jac Guijt. 
Hesterman explains the Dutch governing body, "We promote the ice swimming in the Netherlands by setting up training groups and encouraging people to organize their own competitions.

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