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Who dares, swims - in the 1930s these intrepid young Newport women braved the chilly waters of the River Usk for races watched by thousands

THESE three Newport swimmers were just teenagers when during the 1930s they braved the tidal waters of the River Usk to compete in races watched from its banks by thousands of people.

Swim the Channel? Neigh bother for horse fan Heather

A WARWICK mother-of-two is undergoing extensive training in preparation for swimming the length of the English Channel next year in aid of the British Horse Society (BHS).

Wild swimming: The best places to swim in the United Kingdom

Open water or wild swimming is on the increase in the UK: more than 4.1 million people swam in lakes, lochs, rivers, and seas between November 2017 and 2018, according to the Sport England Active Lives survey.

Speaking on White Wine Question Time, podcaster Stu Whiffen told host Kate Thornton that he’s a big wild swimming fan.

Thames Marathon 2020 expected to sell out in record time

Registrations have opened for the award-winning Thames Marathon, a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow in South East England. The Thames Marathon forms one of four events in the Henley Swim portfolio. The organisers note that next year’s event is expected to sell out in record speed.

Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop

A woman who was treated for breast cancer a year ago has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.

Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.

This woman wants to swim the English Channel FOUR TIMES!

A woman from the USA is trying to set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel.

Cornwall man is the first to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly

'You don't get many opportunities in life to do something that's a first'

A 58-year-old from Cornwall has become the first man to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly.

Last year Mark Richards, who has been into open water swimming for around five years, undertook a challenge to go all around Cornwall.

Udaipur girl sets new English Channel record

16-year-old Gaurvi Singhvi youngest open water swimmer to cross it in 13 hours

Gaurvi Singhvi (16) from Udaipur has made India proud by becoming the world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross the English Channel in 13 hours and 26 minutes last month.

Hundreds brave chilly swim at Coniston Water

A RECORD has been smashed with nearly 700 swimmers descending on Coniston Water to participate in a chilly challenge.

New record in monster swim at Loch Ness set by swimmers from Hong Kong and Czech Republic

A DISTANCE swimmer from Hong Kong has led a team to set a new unofficial record for a four-person relay swim of Loch Ness.

Experienced ice water swimmer Chun Kong Mak and his three Czech team-mates completed the 23 miles from Fort Augustus to Lochend in 11 hours and 38 minutes.

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