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Alex Kostich Is A Go For Pitcairn Circumnavigation

Originally scheduled for early April, Alex Kostich had an unexpected logistical delay in getting to Pitcairn Island in the middle Pacific Ocean. He had to postpone his planned circumnavigation swimaround Pitcairn.

But the attempt was rescheduled and one of the world's fastest veterans is right back on schedule.

‘Marathon Man’ To Take On 500km Charity Swimming Challenge From Causeway Coast To Tramore

This summer, Waterford’s ‘marathon man’ will attempt a 500km open water swimming challenge from the Causeway Coast to Tramore to raise funds for stroke and cancer support.

Testing the Waters

Marcia Cleveland has always been a swimmer. Growing up, throughout high school and all four years of college, you could find her in the water.

In her early twenties, she took to open water swimming, plunging into oceans, lakes, and rivers, seeking their challenges. After moving to New York and joining a Masters Swimming program there, she did her first solo swim in 1991, around the island of Manhattan at a distance of over 28 miles.

Croatia’s record-breaking long-distance swimmer announces new challenges

Croatia’s long-distance swimmer Dina Levacic has recently announced her plans for this summer which include her second attempt to swim the length of  54 kilometres from the Adriatic island of Vis to her city of Split and the 30-kilometre Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.

Taking on the ultimate challenge

The whole of the Netherlands rallied around one man and his ultimate challenge in late August: TV and radio, newspapers and the social media turned the spotlight on Olympic swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden. To raise money for cancer research, he had set himself the extreme goal of swimming the Elfstedentocht route – a 200-kilometer-long speed skating race considered by many to be the ultimate Dutch sports event. His heroic efforts raised a record amount of over 5 million euros.

Teenager Caitlin O'Reilly swims the length of Lake Taupo

A girl who swam the length of Lake Taupō in 13 hours says swimming pools' lane ropes bother her.

"I feel more free in the open water than I do in the pool," Caitlin​ O'Reilly​ said.

"In Lake Taupō, there are no limits."

'If you need to find me, I’ll be where I’m swimming': The story of Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the Channel

Doloranda Pember was 84 years old before she finally got to witness someone swimming the English Channel at close quarters. Last summer, she was on the support boat when Heather Clotworthy, an open water swimmer from Northern Ireland, attempted the marathon, only to be defeated by the tides within a couple of miles of the French coast. Sitting on the boat, watching a lone and lonely female battling the fearsome conditions, Doloranda at last understood what an achievement it is to cross the Channel under your own steam.

French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.

Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment.

Bellamy breaks record

Cameron Bellamy rewrote the history books this morning. He became the first person to swim around Barbados without stopping

Around 4 a.m., the South African completed the 96-kilometre swim after 41 hours in the water.

Santa Clara Man’s Passion For Swimming Takes Him Into New Waters

In the early morning hours of Sept. 21, Santa Clara’s Ken Mignosa rose out of the waters near Oxnard in Ventura County. He hugged his wife Tiffany and then the two of them celebrated.

Mignosa had just completed a 41-mile marathon swim, lovingly dubbed “Ken’s Cruz” by his son. He swam for 29 hours and 22 minutes, starting from a beach in Oxnard, swimming around Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island and then making the long swim back to Oxnard.

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