609 in 2015 and later

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

France

Swimming-Monahan completes Lake Geneva swim as part of record bid

EVIANS-LES-BAINS, France, Aug 26 (Reuters) - American swimmer Jaimie Monahan, pictured here, swam across Lake Geneva on Sunday as part of her bid to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest person to complete six marathon swims on as many continents.

Blind woman from Guernsey completes open water swim

A blind woman in Guernsey has completed an open water swim challenge, raising over £2,000 for charity.

Pacific Swim Update: Lecomte Hits 1,000km

Benoit Lecomte is now well into his third month swimming across the Pacific Ocean. The 51-year-old French swimmer set off from Japan in early June and has made solid progress on the 8,800km swim. He has been in the water eight hours a day and he has covered approximately 1,000km of his route toward San Francisco: an average of about 15km daily.

Twelve to Swim the English Channel

American-French Relay Team Will Commemorate the Arrival of U.S. Troops in France 100 Years Ago for World War One

A team of six American swimmers and six French swimmers is preparing to cross the English Channel from Dover to France in a joint relay swim to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of U.S. troops in France for World War One.

La Traversata delle Bocche di Bonifacio, Baia Santa Reparata (IT) to Cape Pertusato (FR), Italy France

Date: 
Friday, 22 September, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 24 September, 2017 (All day)

http://nalasd.com/traversata-delle-bocche-di-bonifacio-2017

5 km ca. in line, depending on the weather and sea conditions from Baia Santa Reparata (IT) in Cape Pertusato (FR) or from Cape Pertusato (FR) in Santa Reparata Bay (IT)

La Traversata delle Bocche di Bonifacio 2017 è una nuotata di gruppo in acque libere, non competitiva.

Traversée du Pacifique à la nage - Ne pas devenir fou, aider la Nasa, éviter les requins… les objectifs de Lecomte

Benoît Lecomte, qui tentera de rallier San Francisco depuis Tokyo à la nage à partir du mois d’avril, a raconté les coulisses de sa préparation au Parisien. On y apprend notamment que le Français de 49 ans se programme un planning de pensées, s’est trouvé un bracelet anti-requin et sera suivi par une foule de scientifiques.

Paris Wants to Make the Seine Swimmable by 2024

By 2024, the River Seine in Paris will be clean enough to swim in. That’s the grand ambition declared by Paris’s City Hall this week. Parts of the Canal Saint Martin, which flows through eastern Paris into the Seine itself, could even be fit to bathe in as early as 2017 should the proposed cleanup go according to plan.

La Traversata delle Bocche di Bonifacio, Baia Santa Reparata (IT) to Cape Pertusato (FR), Italy France

Date: 
Friday, 23 September, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 25 September, 2016 (All day)

http://nalasd.com/traversata-delle-bocche-di-bonifacio-2016

5 km ca. in line, depending on the weather and sea conditions from Baia Santa Reparata (IT) in Cape Pertusato (FR) or from Cape Pertusato (FR) in Santa Reparata Bay (IT)

La Traversata delle Bocche di Bonifacio 2016 è una nuotata di gruppo in acque libere, non competitiva.

2015 Channelswim statistics

The Channel swimming season 2015 has ended and all kind of interesting statistics can be derived.

People started playing with the numbers.

1# Neda el Món Leucate La Franqui, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Date: 
Sunday, 6 September, 2015 (All day)

There are no frontiers to Neda el Món! This time we are going to France.
To the Languedoc-Roussillon zone, at only 45 minutes from Catalonia. Leucate La Franqui is situated at the Gulf of Lion, more precisely at the Corbières Maritimes, between Perpignan and Narbonne. The crossing will consist of a 3,5 km crossing, and another one of 6,1 km. They will be held one after the other, so anyone who wants to do both, can do so, and will have swum 9.6 km.

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