609 in 2015 and later

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

local swim(s)

1# Crimea swim, Sudak, Ukraine/Russia

Saturday, 20 May, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 21 May, 2017 (All day)

May 20-21, 2017

Sudak, the Crimea
1 nautical mile, 5 km

Veteran swimmer takes home the title

A record 820 participants took the plunge at the penultimate round of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series up in the Bay of Islands last Saturday.

1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games NZ representative and Surf Life Saving Champion, Brent Foster (49yrs) out-swam the young guns to take out the male title, with a time of 41:04 minutes and Stefannie Gillespie was the first female home with a time of 44:04.

Red Bull Neptune Steps - more than 300 brave competitors take part in 'world's toughest open-water adventure race'

In a stacked field, which included Olympic triathlete Gordon Benson and World Universities Champion Grant Sheldon, Mark Deans from Glasgow used his experience to win the title for the third year in a row.

Open swimmers invited to sign up for brand new Exmoor event

A brand new open water swimming event is being held at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor on September 30.

The Exmoor Open Water Swim is being billed as a ‘safe and friendly’ event for seasoned long distance open water swimmers looking to challenge themselves on a 4km single loop of the lake.

There will be an ‘elite’ section for racers and non-wetsuit wearers are also welcome to participate.

Open water swim competition heading back to South Padre Island


Swimmers will once again have a chance to race each other in the Laguna Madre’s open water.

Organizers have announced they will be bringing their popular swimming festival back to the Island.

Last year, more than 100 swimmers participated in the Island’s Open Water Planet Festival hosted by NBC Olympic Commentator Rowdy Gaines and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg.

This year the organizers are billing the Open Water Festival on the Island as its finale of four swimming competitions called the Triton Series that will be held in Texas and Colorado.

SSA to hold open water race on March 25 as qualifier for KL SEA Games

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) will hold the Liberty Insurance open water South-east Asian qualifiers on March 25 in the hopes of sending athletes to the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim is wide open

WITH just under a week until the Eastern Cape’s richest open water swim takes place, it is clear that it is going to be a wide open race for line honours in the two different categories.

With an overall prize pool of R39 000 and the winners in both the swimsuit and wetsuit categories taking home a whopping R4 500 each, swimmers from around the country are being attracted to Nelson Mandela Bay on Human Rights Day (Tuesday, March 21) to compete in Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim.

Jordanhill brothers set to compete in ultimate endurance event

There's sibling rivalry, then there's racing against your older brother in one of the world's toughest endurance sports events.

The Red Bull Neptune Steps hits Glasgow on Saturday and Mark Deans from Jordanhill has taken gold the past two years.

Swim the Burj Al Arab

Friday, 31 March, 2017 (All day)

If you’ve ever driven past the Burj Al Arab, or longingly stared at it from 360o and thought, “I could swim around that”, then you’re in luck.

The Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim is back for its 13th year, where up to 700 swimmers are preparing for a 1,600 meter open water swim in the Arabian Gulf– all in the name of a good cause. The event will be supporting Al Jalila Foundation’s Obesity Research campaign, and features as an official event of Dubai Sports Council. With 2017 being the UAE’s Year of Giving, what better way is there to dust off those lungs of yours, get your Speedos on and take the plunge?