609 in 2015 and later

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

local swim(s)

Long Beach swimmer sets records as he makes seventh swim between Catalina and Long Beach

As he approached the shore early Monday morning, Hank Wise knew he had a chance to set the record.

The 50-year-old Long Beach native had set off from the Catalina shore seven hours before, making his record-breaking seventh swim between the island and Long Beach. But perfect conditions put him in position to break the record for the fastest swim from Catalina to the mainland by a male athlete.

Great turnout for the start of the Eastern Cape Open Water Swim Series

The Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics (NMBA) open water swimming season kicked off on Sunday morning with the first round of the provincial Swim Series taking place at the pristine Marina Martinique, home of the SA Open Water Swimming National Championships in 2019.

Over 100 swimmers from around the Eastern Cape took full advantage of the opportunity to secure early qualification times for the season with great swimming conditions on the morning with water temperatures permitting wetsuit legal races.

What`s your workout? The Next Big Swim After the English Channel

Living in San Francisco, Randy Edwards was always intrigued by the idea of swimming to Alcatraz Island. In 2009 he signed up to swim the 2-mile crossing with a colleague, having never done any swimming outside a pool or a pond.

“I think it’s always important, both physically and mentally, to have a challenge planned,” he says. “Once I committed, there was no turning back.”

PE's Jendamark Bell Buoy Challenge included in Open Water World Tour

Jendamark Bell Buoy Challenge to kick off Open Water World Tour

Nelson Mandela Bay has confirmed its status as the watersport capital of South Africa with the announcement that the Jendamark Bell Buoy Challenge has been included as the first stop on the Open Water World Tour next year.

The 5km ocean swimming race, which celebrates its 10th edition in 2019, will see hundreds of local and international swimmers taking to the waters off Port Elizabeth’s Pollok Beach on Saturday, April 13.

Swimming around Hong Kong Island: Edie Hu attempts to circle the city for charity and become first woman to try since 1976

Edie Hu will swim 45 kilometres around Hong Kong Island for the charity Splash that teaches domestic helpers and underprivileged children to swim

When Edie Hu attempts to swim around Hong Kong Island on November 3, it is not the physical aspect of the 45 kilometres that worries her.

The day I swam from Europe to Asia

Some say that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve conquered the Hellespont. Steeped in mythology, history, literature and geographical significance, this crossing from Europe to Asia is considered by many to be the ultimate open water swim.

Swim around Klein Bonaire

Date: 
Sunday, 7 October, 2018 - 06:00

Wijnand de Wolf and Anita Smits have planned the very first organized swim around Klein Bonaire (12km) as a cause for helping improving the public natural swimming pool of the island. Join them from Eden Beach on October 7th from 6am (Bonaire time)! Live broadcast via Facebook will be available then for those who can't come but what to witness this amazing attempt.

14th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING MARATHON

Date: 
Saturday, 6 October, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 7 October, 2018 (All day)

Dear Friends, The Cyprus Swimming Federation is pleased to invite you to participate in the 14th Cyprus International Swimming Marathon to be held in Larnaca, Cyprus, during 6-7 October 2018. ORGANISERS The event is organised by the Cyprus Swimming Federation with the support of the Municipality of Larnaca.

Wine Sharks Escape Alcatraz: Cherry Hills Senior swims to shore from Alcatraz

All 17 Colorado swimmers, called the Wine Sharks successfully completed the challenging swim from Alcatraz. Local Cherry Hills resident, Sally Duncan, 78 years young, was the oldest female swimmer out in the bay! The Villager Newspaper cheers the Wine Sharks for their dedication and courageous accomplishment!  

More air support for Rottnest Swim competitors after shark scare

Rottnest Channel Swim organisers will introduce a raft of new safety measures including a dedicated helicopter to help protect competitors following the event's first ever evacuation due to a shark sighting this year.

The dedicated helicopter will complement additional official boats and a new text message emergency system to improve communication between officials, swimmers and skippers.

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