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Superman Of The Open Water World At It Again

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands last year, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Maarten van der Weijden generated over €5 million euros in his 11 city charity swim – called the Elfstedentocht Swim or the Eleven Cities Swim.

‘Dad has never given up ... neither will I’

When Caroline Connor battles the tides as she attempts to swim the English Channel next week, one man will be on her mind ... her dad.

Caroline, 46, an admin assistant and first aider at Peebles High School, has been inspired by her dad Raymond Currie to take on the gruelling 22-mile challenge, rasing funds for Parkinson’s UK and Diabetes UK.

Swimmer to set out on 555km marathon through 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte is set to swim through kilometres of the world's most polluted stretch of water to raise awareness about the overuse of plastics.

Lecomte, from France, will set off from Hawaii on Thursday, local time, to swim 555 kilometres through an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to California.

SaTH nurse bids to swim length of River Severn

After a knee injury left her walking with a stick and needing stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis, Shropshire nurse Melissa Compton had no choice but to abandon her love of skiing.

Yet determined to stay fit and indulge her love for the outdoors, Melissa discovered a new passion – open water swimming.

Whatever the weather or the temperature of the water, Melissa can be found swimming outdoors in her swimsuit, even if that means using an ice axe to hack through snow and ice to carefully open up waters in which to safely swim.

Steyning woman prepares for English Channel swim, 22 years after 50ft fall from Shoreham Flyover

When Steyning’s Sarah Cotton plunged 50ft from the Shoreham Flyover in 1997, she feared would never walk again after breaking ‘nearly everything from the waist down’.

But the 52-year-old former firefighter refused to accept her fate and after three months in hospital, countless hours of rehabilitation and 22 years of dedication she is preparing to swim the English Channel in an extraordinary reversal of fortunes.

Man becomes first ever person to swim around Cork city

A MARATHON swimmer has become the first person to swim around the entirety of Cork city.

Ned Denison has completed 49 marathon swims to date, including water ways around Manhattan, False Bay, Rottnest and the Catalina Channel.

He’s also swam the English Channel, but Cork presented a unique challenge.

Denison Dares

61-year-old Ned Denison will attempt to be the first person to swim 8 km around Cork City, over 7 weirs and under 30 bridges beginning in 6:15 pm on June 3rd .

His goal is 1 hour 45 minutes.  “I am especially interested in being the first. Somebody will eventually be faster – but there is only ever one first.”

Los Banos boy becomes first person to swim across San Luis Reservoir. He’s 12 years old.

Los Banos kid James Savage, 12, makes a 7.3-mile swim across San Luis Reservoir on May 11, 2019. He became the first person to make the swim across the reservoir. 

The idea started as a joke and turned into a challenge.

The Savage family was leaving Los Banos for a camping trip when their car broke down. While looking out across the San Luis Reservoir, Jillian Savage asked her son, James, if he thought he could swim across it.

Toronto man becomes 1st Canadian to swim across world's highest navigable lake

Lawyer Rob McGlashan swam 7.5 km between 2 islands in Lake Titicaca

Robert McGlashan has managed to do something nobody from this country has ever done.

Last weekend, according to the company that organized the crossing, he became the first Canadian to swim between two islands in Lake Titicaca, the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.

Nurse Melissa hopes to be in Severnth heaven with record swim

After a knee injury left her walking with a stick and needing stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis, Shropshire nurse Melissa Compton had no choice but to abandon her love of skiing.

Yet determined to stay fit and indulge her love for the outdoors, she discovered a new passion – open water swimming.Whatever the weather or the temperature of the water, Melissa can be found swimming outdoors in her swimsuit.

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