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Announcing the North Channel Swimming Association

The tenth of November, 2018 sees the launch of the new North Channel Swimming Association, with a public announcement by Channel Swimmer  and inaugural Chairperson Antonio Argules in San Francisco.

Brighton woman says swimming has helped her combat mental breakdown

SWIMMING in the cold sea off Brighton probably doesn’t appeal to many Australians, who are used to rather warmer water.

But for one, it has proved a real lifesaver.

Melodie Tyrer, who works in communications. says sea swimming helped her combat a mental breakdown.

Ross Edgley sets record for round Great Britain swim

An adventurer from Grantham has become the first person to swim 1,780-miles around Great Britain.

Ross Edgley, 33, was joined by 300 swimmers for the last mile before he arrived in Margate at about 09:00 GMT.

Edgley left the Kent town on 1 June, and has not set foot on land since, swimming for up to 12 hours a day and eating more than 500 bananas.

Leah Chowdhry gets Woman of the Year honour at London Asian Business Awards for English Channel swim

Leah Chowdhry, one of the first young British Asian women to swim the English Channel, has been conferred the Woman of the Year award the London Asian Business Awards. She was honoured, along with other achievers from different fields, at the 2nd London Asian Business Awards ceremony held in the UK capital on October 29.

Adventurer set to finish round-Britain swim

Ross Edgley is poised to become the first swimmer to complete the 1,780-mile circumnavigation of the mainland.

Adventurer Ross Edgley is poised to become the first swimmer to complete a circumnavigation of Great Britain.

The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, will be joined for the final mile of his 1,780-mile (2,864km), 155-day Great British Swim around the mainland by 300 swimmers in Margate on Sunday.

Gertrude Ederle: the first woman to swim the English Channel #History

In 1926, 19-year-old New Yorker Gertrude Ederle made history by becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel – and in a faster time than the five men who had already achieved the feat. Writing for History Extra, Gavin Mortimer shares the remarkable story of Ederle’s swim and how she inspired a generation of sporting women…

What Happens to Your Body on a Long-Distance Swim

Ross Edgley, a British athlete and fitness enthusiast, is currently on a mission to swim 2,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain. That means spending 12 hours a day in cold, sea jelly–filled currents. The feat has been a dream of his since childhood, and after talking to rowers and gauging his ability to work with tides, Edgley realized it just might be possible. “People have run around Great Britain, they’ve sailed around it, they’ve cycled around it, but no one has ever swam all the way around,” he says.

Could taking a dip on the Dorset coast improve your mental health?

In West Dorset alone, beaches such as East Beach at West Bay, Seatown Beach, and Sandy Beach in Lyme Regis are popular with sea swimmers.

But could going for a swim in the sea actually be beneficial to our mental health?

Bruce Yang the first with autism to swim Channel, from Dover to Wissant, in relay

A man has become first person with autism to successfully swim the Channel.

Bruce Yang, 24, left Samphire Hoe at Dover on Monday morning as part of a relay team of six.

They arrived at Wissant beach near Calais in 13 hours and 21 minutes later.

Kiwi swimmer pulls up 300m short of swimming English Channel

Denise Clarke, originally from Lower Hutt, was disappointed not to finished the 33.5 kilometres English Channel stretch between Dover and Calais, in France.

A Kiwi woman has pulled up 300 metres short of swimming the English Channel after suffering from exhaustion.

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