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The Great Fjord Swim: An Epic Irish Classic

One of the biggest appeals to open water swimming is the stunning environments in which open water swims around the world take place.  If you’re looking for a truly breathtaking setting for your next open water adventure then do we have the race for you; the Great Fjord Swim!

Croatian swimmer Dina Levacic to swim Japan’s Tsugaru Strait

Croatian long-distance swimmer Dina Levacic is set to embark on a brand new challenge.

On Tuesday, Levacic announced at a press conference in Split that she will attempt to swim Japan’s Tsugaru Strait. The Tsugaru Strait is a strait between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.

Big Bay Swim

Date: 
Sunday, 15 September, 2019 (All day)

Northern Ireland just can’t get enough open water swimming and we are happy to add another great swim to the Global Swim Series! 

Swim Ulster is hosting the DONAGHADEE BIG BAY SWIM! So come on out and join in on this classic Irish swim, and pick up some more points to improve your Global Ranking!

This year it is taking place in Donaghadee on the 15th September 2019. We would love to see you all there!

WOWSA Launches Free Global Calendar

In WOWSA’s annual survey on how to best serve the open water community, 78% of the 2,140 respondents said they wanted more news and information on races and events.

In response to these results, WOWSA launched a global event calendar this week.

WOWSA Founder Steven Munatones, who has covered the sport since 1978, said,   

 “As everyone knows, the number of open water events has significantly and consistently increased year over year since the IOC approved the 10 km Olympic marathon swim in 2005.” 

Dublin trio break record swimming the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland

A TRIO OF Irish swimmers from Dublin have broken a world record swimming The North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland. 

Local tradesmen team up for iconic open water charity challenge

It’s been described as one of the toughest and greatest swim challenges on the globe, and that you can’t call yourself a ‘true open water swimmer’ until you’ve completed it - but two Tenby tradesmen will be taking on an historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey next month for charity.

Turkish athletes win 31st Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race

The Bosporus, an iconic waterway that divides Istanbul, was unusually calm in the early hours on Sunday where a throng of oil tankers, cargo vessels and passenger ships are usually sailing. Then came hundreds donning swimsuits who jumped into the lukewarm waters.

MOROCCO SWIM TREK 2019

The MOROCCO SWIM TREK « Sahara Edition » is an international open-water swimming event for amateurs and professional swimmers. The event consists of 6 days immersion in the desert, between ocean and dunes of sand, with 4 heats of swimming, each one different.

The second edition will take place in the lagoon of the city of Dakhla in Morocco, from November, 26th to December 1st of 2019.

MOROCCO SWIM TREK 2019

Date: 
Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 1 December, 2019 (All day)

The MOROCCO SWIM TREK « Sahara Edition » is an international open-water swimming event for amateurs and professional swimmers. The event consists of 6 days immersion in the desert, between ocean and dunes of sand, with 4 heats of swimming, each one different.

Stevenage-born swimmer to tackle 50km marathon for charity

A man who grew up in Stevenage is aiming to be the only person to complete five river marathons this summer to raise funds for charity.

Mark Smith, who was born in Stevenage, will swim five river marathons in seven weeks around England, Scotland and Wales.

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