609 in 2015 and later

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


French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.

Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment.

Frenchman Attempting to Swim Across the Pacific Is Seeing Plastic Every 5 Minutes

Nearly twenty years to the day since embarking on a historic swim across the Atlantic, French swimmer Benoît Lecomte left Choshi, Japan back in June headed toward San Francisco. Already 136 days and over 1,400 nautical miles into what was originally planned to be a 180-day journey, Lecomte hopes to be the first man to successfully swim over 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean, and in the process, he’s raising awareness about plastic pollution.

Despite typhoons, endurance swimmer 1,000 miles across Pacific

Despite having to turn back after a series of typhoons across the Pacific this summer, Ben Lecomte is nearly 1,000 nautical miles into his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

The Frenchman, who set off from Japan on June 5, is expected on Wednesday to reach the 1,000 nautical mile (1,852km) mark - about a fifth of the way across the world's largest expanse of water.

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

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


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.