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Alex Kostich Is A Go For Pitcairn Circumnavigation

Originally scheduled for early April, Alex Kostich had an unexpected logistical delay in getting to Pitcairn Island in the middle Pacific Ocean. He had to postpone his planned circumnavigation swimaround Pitcairn.

But the attempt was rescheduled and one of the world's fastest veterans is right back on schedule.

LOCH LOMOND Swim 2019

Date: 
Saturday, 7 September, 2019 (All day)

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN WATER SWIMMING EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
250m | 750m | 1500m | 3000m | 5000m | 10000m

 

What’s Included

You can make a splash and go swom Loch Lomond

A packed programme of open water swimming events for all ages and experience levels is top take place at Loch Lomond.

Durty Events, organisers of award-winning multisport events throughout Scotland, and Triathlon Edinburgh have joined forces to launch Go Swim Loch Lomond, on Saturday 07 September 2019.

5km Harbour to Harbour Sea Swim 2019

Date: 
Saturday, 21 September, 2019 - 09:15

The 2019 edition will again be a point to point swim starting at the harbour of Charlestown and finishing on the beach in the harbour of Polkerris.

London’s best open air swimming spots

There’s a queue outside Hampstead Ladies’ Pond most mornings when it opens. Even when the water has frozen over and sensible folk are preoccupied with trying to throw on as many layers as possible before de-icing their car windscreens, the swimmers turn up and wait for the lifeguards to let them take their early dip in the cold waters.

Hopes grow of a new swim event at Loch Lomond

Hopes are rising that a year-long spotlight on Scotland's coasts and waters will bring another big sporting event to Loch Lomond.

Bosses at Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park believe the 2020 initiative could bring an event similar to the highly popular Great Scottish Swim which has been cancelled this year.

‘Marathon Man’ To Take On 500km Charity Swimming Challenge From Causeway Coast To Tramore

This summer, Waterford’s ‘marathon man’ will attempt a 500km open water swimming challenge from the Causeway Coast to Tramore to raise funds for stroke and cancer support.

2019 World International Ice Swimming Championships: What it takes to prepare for a sub-zero swim

"Sometimes I get in and I think 'gosh, this feels horrible'," says champion ice swimmer Jade Perry.

This isn't just your average test of physical endurance.

Taking a dip in sub-zero temperatures is already unappealing, without the prospect of doing it in a makeshift pool carved out of a frozen lake at the height of Russian winter.

THE RISE OF WILD SWIM GROUPS ACROSS THE UK

There are now 50+ wild swim groups around the UK. To mark the launch of a new OSS listing guide of them around the country, Rowan Clarke, a member of Wiltshire Wild Swim, reports on their joys and problems.

When Wiltshire Wild Swimmers began in May 2018, it was just a group of ten friends arranging swims on WhatsApp. As people began finding them on Instagram, the group grew to 30, prompting its founders to move the group from WhatsApp to Facebook. It then grew to 150 members in just four weeks.

Drug Testing In The English Channel

The Channel Swimming Association has governed solo and relay crossings between the 33.8 km channel between England and France since 1927 and has implemented a drug testing policy since 2015.

Michael Read MBE, president of the Channel Swimming Association, explains, "We believe that it is terribly important that our swimmers, especially the younger ones, who have a lifetime of swimming ahead of them, understand that they must be clean, there is no place for drugs in our sport, and that drugs are totally unnecessary for the fulfillment of our sport. 

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