609 in 2015 and later

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

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It Changed My Life: Long-distance swimmer makes waves for the environment

The tall brawny man with the intense eyes and salt-and-pepper hair strolls in, his presence filling up the small meeting room at the Park Hotel Alexandra.

"So you interview criminals," says Mr Lewis Pugh, with a mischievous grin hovering about his lips.

A St Patrick’s Day marathon with teeth

A Kerry man will swap St Patrick’s Day pints for shark-infested waters when he attempts to become the first Irish person to complete a marathon swim off the west coast of Florida.

Would You Swim In The Chicago River? Long-Distance Swim Proposed

CHICAGO — A long-distance swimming event in the Chicago River has been proposed by a veteran outdoor swimmer.

Don Macdonald, who has guided swims around Manhattan Island and also participated in several urban swimming events, would like to swim from Ping Tom Park in Chinatown to the Main Stem of the Chicago River Downtown sometime this year.

"In general we have proposed restarting the 1908 Illinois Athletic Club marathon river swim and began these discussions with the city and other regulating bodies," Macdonald wrote in an email.

Olympic swimmer Jarrod Poort takes out solo in the Rottnest Channel Swim, but fails to break record

Near-perfect conditions were not enough to break the record for the fastest solo swim for the annual Perth to Rottnest Island Channel Swim.

Jarrod Poort won the solo category with a time of four hours and 12 minutes, well shy of the record set in 2000 of four hours and 15 seconds.

Poort, from NSW, raced the 10km open water swim at the Rio Olympics and made headlines when he broke away from the pack to lead for nine kilometres, but then finished 21st.

2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim: Olympian Jarrod Poort wins solo category, but no records broken

TWO-TIME Olympian Jarrod Poort has beaten the field to take out the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim.

STRONG currents and choppy water prevented elite swimmers from breaking any records for the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim.

Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim

THE best swimmers will take to the ocean for the 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim on Saturday, February 25

Its regarded as one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation History

The history of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame were outlined in a typed memorandum and distributed bulletins to professional marathon swimmers by Joe Grossman in a Federation document circa Spring 1972. This is his information:

Extreme swimmers brace for Hong Kong’s toughest open water event

One of Hong Kong’s most gruelling races will be held next Saturday, February 18.

Now in its fifth year, the 15km Cold Half extreme marathon swim was introduced to cater to the growing interest in open water swimming in the city. It is the winter companion event to the popular Clean Half held in October.

Annual open water swim returns to Western Australia in February

An annual 19.7-kilometer open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island in Western Australia will take place on Feb. 25.

Sponsored by travel and lifestyle brand Karma Group, the Rottnest Channel Swim welcomes all swimmers to take part as solo competitors, a duo, or as a team.

Paul Newsome, renowned open water swim instructor and Karma Swim Ambassador for the event, will be offering noteworthy training tips to teams and members prior to the swim.

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