local swim(s)

EDF Aqua Challenge Update

As one of our largest annual swim series’ in Europe, the EDF Aqua Challenge annually organizes 13 amazing and diverse open water swimming experiences throughout France and the French region of Martinique.

As anticipated, we have been informed by the race organizers that changes have had to be made to the original schedule, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit the GSS calendar for the up to date changes and cancellations to each event.

Changes to the Alpen Adria Swim Cup Schedule

It goes without saying, the priority for all race directors and organizers is always the safety of participants. Unavoidably, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of events have had to be rescheduled or cancelled this year. Months of hard work and dedication are invested into each event, so decisions to cancel or postpone are not taken lightly.

Sharon van Rouwendaal, The Olympic Marathon Champ Who Trains In A Paddling Pool

Olympic marathon champion Sharon van Rouwendaal is used to going the distance in pool, rivers, lake, sea and ocean. She trains 90km a week.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic season is different and we find the Montpellier-based Dutch ace in her backyard on a rope pacing herself standing still in a paddling pool.

Exploring Ireland's wild swimming spots

Five swimmers with an inflatable tent, an estate car and a plan to try out as many different Irish swims as possible in three nights. Susanne Masters explores the wild swimming spots of Ireland.

A swimmer's perspective on the City of London Corporation's proposals for Hampstead Heath ponds

Nicola Mayhew, Co-chair of the Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond, gives her opinion on the City of London's proposals to adopt 'applied' charging at the ponds from 2 May 2020.

The proposals would be applicable at the point of entry for the bathing ponds and Heath Rangers will oversee and ensure payment.

INCroatia Swim Challenge: Hvar 2020

Thursday, 8 October, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, 11 October, 2020 (All day)

For its third year, this unique swim challenge connects a trip to one of Croatia's most breathtaking islands and a one-of-a-kind swimming experience!

Salt water sisters: meet the wild-swimming Irish women who take the plunge 12 months a year

Year-round swimmer Kathy Donaghy meets some of the growing number of women forging their own saltwater communities, taking the plunge through the winter

The water is at its coldest now. It's only 8°C but it feels like it's freezing. At high tide the women gather. Springing from cars, stripping off jackets and scarves, donning colourful hats and goggles. It's time to get in.

Entries flying out of the water for 2020 Caldey Swim

Entries are flying out of the water for one of the UK’s iconic open-water swims, which takes place off the Pembrokeshire coast this summer.

The Caldey Swim – which covers the tricky stretch of water between the monastic island and Tenby – is due to be held on August 16.

The Caldey Swim 2020

Sunday, 16 August, 2020 - 10:30

This year’s swim will be on Sunday 16th August and will start at 10.30am from Caldey. This means Swimmers’ Registration will be open between 08.00 and 09.30, the boats to Caldey leaving at 09.45. Our online booking office will be open for entries from 09.00 on Sunday 1st March, St David’s Day. We look forward to hearing from you then ………..

Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event

Friday, 17 July, 2020 - 06:30

Swim Details

Name: Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event

When: Friday, July 17, 2020; 6:30am/7:00am/7:30am