Wat is ChannelChallenge?

ChannelChallenge is de website die verslag doet van de zwemmers en teams die de ultieme uitdagingen in de zwemsport aandurven. Hat gaat dus om de zwemmer of het estafetteteam die zich aan "de grote oversteek" waagt. ChannelChallenge faciliteert, ondersteunt, helpt en begeleidt. 

Zelf ook zwemmend Het Kanaal, Gibraltar of het IJsselmeer over?

Wie durft de uitdaging aan?
Het Kanaal is dé top-uitdaging in het lange afstandszwemmen. Elke zichzelf respecterende open water zwemmer wil een poging gedaan hebben om in estafette, of zelfs solo, Het Kanaal te bedwingen. De tocht en de weg er naartoe zijn uniek!

Roel van Beek doet verslag van zijn Straat van Gibraltar oversteek

Yes! De Straat van Gibraltar kan afgevinkt worden. Het plan om dé Straat over te zwemmen is met succes voltooid. Waar we in eerste instantie al in 2016 zouden starten, was dit met een jaar uitgesteld. De schipper was ziek en in 2017 zouden we een 100% startplek hebben en zo geschiedde. (Red channelchallenge.nl: de rest van da pagina laden duurt even door de foto's)

Swimming the Channel, a lake or the ocean, all involve the soul as well as the body

Why do we human beings swim? We don't need to, after all. I've just climbed out of the English Channel in Devon, just before dawn, having left my warm bed to plunge my body in a body of water, which rises at springtide as if to drag me in. I do this every morning, more usually from my home waters in Southampton, where the confluence of cold waters from two rivers turns the experience into an even colder shock.

World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men 2017

The World Open Water Swimming Association last published its list of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2015.

Without a doubt, these 50 men lead daring, courageous, and audacious lifestyles with mindsets that are rare.

Similar to other dryland adventurers who challenge Mother Nature amid snow-covered mountains, dense jungles, inhospitable deserts, sheer cliff walls, and dissimilar to watermen who tackle the marine environment using kayaks, surfboards, paddleboards, and boats, the 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men only use swimsuits, goggles and swims cap to push the envelope of what is possible.

Adolph Kiefer Passes Away At 98 Years Old

Legendary swimmer and 1936 Olympic gold medalist Adolph Kiefer has passed away at the age of 98. Prior to his death, he was the oldest living American Olympic champion.

Kiefer passed at his Illinois home at 6:00 in the morning on Friday, May 5. He was a month shy of his 99th birthday.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame published a lengthy obituary today, recounting Kiefer’s legacy both in the pool and out. Kiefer suffered from neuropathy that kept him confined to a wheelchair late in his life, but he continued swimming, as he could still stand up in the water.

From freezing lows to adrenaline highs: Why go ice swimming?

On a chilly afternoon along the picturesque shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland, the sound of bagpipes pierces the air as competitors in swimsuits, caps and goggles line up.

The audience, clad in warm winter coats, erupts in cheers as the swimmers dash into the ice-cold water of the green lake.

Driven - A Glimpse Inside the World of Marathon Swimming

Een trainer van een documentairefilm over marathonzwemmers:

Galway researchers find most effective treatment for jellyfish stings

Seawater, ice packs and urine all have one thing in common – they are all associated with treating jellyfish stings.

Now newly published research has confirmed that such antidotes are not only useless, but may actually make stings worse.

The study by scientists at NUI Galway and the University of Hawaii-Manoa evaluated the standard practice in Ireland for treating stings by the Portuguese man o’ war (Physaliaphysalis) – as in rinsing with seawater and applying ice.

The Longest Swim

Ben(oit) Lecomte bereidt zich voor voor de langste oversteek: hij gaat de Pacific overzwemmen. Hij heeft al eens van Canada naar Frankrijk gezwommen. In een wetsuit en met vinnen.

Hij heeft een facebookpagina waarin hij vertelt van zijn reis. Niet alleen het zwemmen zelf maar ook alle voorbereidingen. 

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