Top Tips for Cold Water Swimming that don't involve Swimming

If you're planning to swim through the winter then here's a few tips now that it's getting chillier ..........

  1. Don't swim alone. swim with a buddy or at least have someone watching out for you from shore. Swimmimg with friends is safer than swimming alone if you watch out for each other and it's more fun and companionable than swimming alone.
  2. Don't hang about chatting after your swim - that can wait. Get yourself dry, dressed and with a warm drink inside within 10 minutes as that's when the afterdrop will hit and the shivers will start. 
  3. Before you swim make sure your clothes are ready for when you get out. They should be right side out and stacked so that the clothes you want to put on first are on the top with your towel over them. When you're getting dressed sort out your top half first and then if you've got a robie or DryRobe put that on and sort out the bottom half.

How to Swim for 67 Hours Straight

Sarah Thomas swam 104 miles last month in Lake Champlain. Here’s how.

It was Aug. 7 when Sarah Thomas, 35, of Conifer, Colorado, calmly walked down a slick, concrete boat ramp at Rouse's Point – the last stop in the United States at the northern end of Lake Champlain on the New York and Vermont borders. She was ready for the daunting challenge that lay ahead. The accomplished marathon swimmer was beginning a journey that would take her a little over 52 miles south to Gardiner Island and then back to her starting point: all at once, without stopping, without sleep, without a wetsuit and without touching another person or her support boat the entire time. She achieved this 104.6-mile swim – dubbed a "century swim" because it was over 100 miles – in 67 hours and 16 minutes to notch a new world record for longest current-neutral swim. (Current-neutral means she didn't have assistance from currents in the water.)

Speedo and Samsung deliver swim athletes some serious technology

A sporting heavyweight and tech giant have come together to deliver swim athletes some serious technology.

Revealing the partnership overnight in Berlin, Germany, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Speedo International Ltd. are launching a new platform to help swimmers track their activity.

What is the best antidote for a jellyfish sting? (Clue: it's not urine)

What should you do if a jellyfish stings you? Scientists have found that applying vinegar is the best solution, and that popular remedies including urine, lemon juice, and shaving foam could make the situation worse.

A recent study in Toxins, which investigated the efficacy of various remedies for stings from the Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis) concludes that rinsing with vinegar before applying heat is the most effective treatment. The commonly recommended treatment of seawater and ice was found to cause more harm than good.

Zwemanalyse teams zwemmen nog altijd buiten

2017-10-29 - Loenen - Ten huize van Loes L Blanc (waarover noww eerder rapporteerde) verzamelde de zwemmers. Ze woont aan de Vecht en zwemt er ook regelmatig. Ze wilde eens van Breukelen naar huis zwemmen. Dat is een kleine 5km. Maar... het water begint wat kouder te worden.

Coach Richard Broer van ChannelChallenge had uiteraard een thermometer bij zich. In de zon was het 13 gaden. Valt mee vond men.

Living every stroke

Dean Summers completes yet another epic swim dedicated to seafarers

Ian Ackerman
October 18, 2017

ITF’s man in Australia Dean Summers has become the 51st person to swim the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland.

To bilateral or not to bilateral

by Keri-anne Payne
was really interested in finding out about bilateral breathing - some say IT’S A MUST and some say DON’T DO IT. I wanted to explore the reasons why some people find it really difficult to bilateral breathe.

The responses were staggering and so many people replied - Thank you so much!

10 things you only know if you swim through winter

You need cake, a flask, more warm clothes than you can imagine – and don’t even think about a hot shower.

  1. All-year swimmers don’t wear wetsuits. That defeats the purpose.
  2. You will never have enough warm clothes. You need many more things than you think you might need, to recover after a cold swim. Thermals, fleeces, your thickest jackets, woolly hats, gloves, socks and scarves. And you won’t want to take them off all day. It’s a pretty strong look.

Josef Köberl eröffnet Eisschwimmsaison

Am 07.10.2017 hat die Ice Swimming Association Austria die Eisschwimmsaison eröffnet.
Mitglieder aus dem gesamten Bundesgebiet haben sich am Hintertuxergletscher getroffen um in dem 0 Grad warmen Wasser
zu schwimmen. Unterhalb der Gefrorenen Wand ist auf einer Seehöhe von 3200 Metern der Eispalast. In dieser Eishöhle herrscht eine Lufttemperatur von 0 Grad. Dort konnten die Eisschwimmer, angeführt vom Extremschwimmer und Präsidenten der Ice Swimming Association Austria Josef Köberl, ihre härte unter Beweis stellen.

Woman picks up shark, throws it out of Cronulla ocean pool

A woman has been captured on film picking up a one-metre shark in a Cronulla rock pool and throwing it back into the ocean.

The video of real estate agent Melissa Hatheier was posted on the Cronulla Real Estate Facebook page on Tuesday.

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