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"Prettige kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar"

Openwaterswimming.eu wish all of you in Dutch: "Prettige kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar" and a lot of nice swims.
And remember: Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

Acholi: Mot ki Yomcwing Botwo Me Mwaka Manyen
Adhola: Wafayo Chamo Mbaga & Bothi Oro Manyeni
Aeka: Keremisi jai be
Afrikaans: ‘n Geseënde Kersfees en 'n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar
Ahtna: C'ehwggelnen Dzaen

Webmaster Richard Broer attempting to swim Strait of Gibraltar

updated 30-09-2008

Richard Broer is in Tarifa, Spain for his attemp to swim the `Strait of Gibraltar` under the rules of the ACNEG.  He will try to swim 30 September with 1, 2 and 3 October as backup dates. All can be followed at http://channelchallenge.noww.nl if you can understand/read Dutch.

Good luck Richard and think about our slogan.

Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

 2 October at 14.30 hour is his starting time.

Thursday 2008-10-02
Sunrise 6:18 UTC, Sunset 18:04 UTC
Moonrise 9:26 UTC, Moonset 19:28 UTC
High Tide: 3:01 UTC 1.2
Low Tide: 8:26 UTC 0.3
High Tide: 15:12 UTC 1.2
Low Tide: 20:45 UTC 0.3

So his plan is to swim diagonal with the tide and the last part straight south when the tide is low.

Swimmer hit by 'monster' wake

The original article by Matthew Taylor is posted on The Westmorland Gazette since 10:24am Thursday 23rd July 2009

A BIZARRE swimming incident on Windermere coincided with the announcement that a paranormal investigator will plumb the lake’s depths in search of a giant creature.

Thomas Noblett, 46, was swimming the lake this week when he was suddenly swamped by a three-foot wave of unknown origin.

A spate of eyewitness sightings reported by The Gazette during 2006-2007 described a 50-foot long serpent-like animal surfacing on Windermere.

Psychic Dean ‘Midas’ Maynard, who came to prominence by accurately predicting sports score lines and X factor winners, will hunt for the beast in September.

Mr Noblett trains on the lake for four hours every day in preparation for a channel swim.

Army night swimming in Gibraltar Bay

source: GibFocus
original: GibFocus
by: ???
date: 2008-04-21 15:02:00

Abdel Latif Abu Heif dies at the age of 79 years

2008-04-22, Egypt - With Egyptian sorrow and regret I am sadly informing the swimming comunity about the death of the great swimmer ABDEL LATIF ABU HEIF last night at the age of 79.

Osama Momtaz
Deputy Director For Research,






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