Swimming for weight loss, here’s how to get more out of the best exercise to lose weight fast

Swimming for weight loss: Swimming may not be the first activity that pops to mind when you think of weight loss, but fitness experts say it is a useful aerobic activity for overall fitness and toning. Swimming also burns fat long after your session.

2,400 swimmers to cross Istanbul’s Bosphorus in cross-continental swimming race

Some 2,400 swimmers from 50 countries will take part in the 30th Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race to be held on July 22.

Participants will swim the course, which will start at Kanlıca pier on the Asian side and end 6.5 kilometers later in front of Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side.

Careful now! This is your easy Jellyfish Identification Guide

It’s that time of the year when the warmer waters around our coast see a huge rise in jellyfish activity.

Moon, Barrel and Compass jellyfish are among the more common species that are have been spotted in large numbers. Some more newsworthy jellyfish, like the dangerous Lion’s mane, will soon be making their annual summer time appearances along the coast as well, and with them a mild hysteria typically follows.

Lewis Pugh uitgedaagd door Speedo om 560 kilometer te zwemmen

In het kader van haar 90-jarig bestaan heeft Speedo (red noww: een van onze sponsoren) de Britse zwemmer Lewis Pugh uitgedaagd om de totale lengte van Het Kanaal – de zeestraat tussen Groot-Brittannië en Frankrijk – door te zwemmen. De lengte van 560 kilometer gaat hij in etappes afleggen

Pugh begon 12 juli vanaf Land’s End in Cornwall (het meest westelijke punt) aan de uitdaging om 560 kilometer langs de Engelse kustlijn te zwemmen. Naar verwachting zal hij eind augustus zijn eindpunt in Dover bereiken. Daarmee zal hij de eerste worden die Het Kanaal in zijn lengte doorzwemt. Het 34 kilometer brede kanaal is wel al meerdere keren zwemmend overgestoken van Dover naar Calais.

Watch: Trio begin 70km swim around Malta

Three swimmers are out to raise awareness about marine litter

Three swimmers began a gruelling 70-kilometre swim around Malta on Friday afternoon, as they seek to raise awareness about marine litter.

Swimmers Neil Agius, Gilbert Bartolo and Richard Zerafa jumped in the water at Marfa at 6pm, taking the first strokes in what will be a 24-hour test of their will and determination.

Starting in Marfa, the swimmers will go on throughout the night, swimming clockwise around the island’s coast arriving back at Marfa by around 6pm on Saturday. 

They will be stopping briefly every 30 minutes or so to sip water and eat small portions of food.

Neuroscientists Strongly Recommend That You Visit The Beach Regularly. Here’s Why:

Is this true?

We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed.

That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what scientists have dubbed the effect that the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water have on your brain. The blue space is enough to make you feel at ease in a hypnotic sort of way.

Peter de Jong gaat het Kanaal overzwemmen: „Ach… overal kan wat gebeuren”

SWIFTERBANT - Peter de Jong heeft altijd veel gezwommen, gewielrend en zes jaar aan triatlon gedaan. De laatste paar jaar was het veel stil zitten en daarom zocht de 53-jarige inwoner van Swifterbant een nieuwe sportieve uitdaging. „Op Facebook zag ik een oproep staan om het Kanaal over te zwemmen. Ik moet altijd iets hebben waar ik naartoe kan werken en dit is echt iets waar je je tanden in kunt zetten.”

Kyra Wijnker zwemt in de vakantie Het Kanaal over

Den Helder – Op haar bril zit nog lichte condens. Dat verraadt dat Kyra Wijnker (19) vanochtend vroeg – 04.15 uur- uit de veren is gegaan om in Alkmaar haar zwemtraining te kunnen doen. Op de terugweg naar Den Helder sluit ze in de trein even haar ogen. Om daarna nog even in de sportschool te kunnen ‘pompen’.

Swimming with MS: Former Montrealer taking on extraordinary challenge

Early next month, the 53-year-old Victoria resident will be the first to attempt a double crossing of the Juan de Fuca Strait.

Only seven people have swum the frigid length of the Juan de Fuca Strait, a 33-km channel between Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island, without a wetsuit. One of them is former Montrealer Susan Simmons, an open-water ultra-marathon swimmer. When she swam the strait last summer, she clocked the shortest time on record: 10 hours, six minutes.

8 best earplugs for swimming

They might not be first on your list of fitness products to buy, especially if you only venture to the local pool for a couple of quick lengths.

But thanks to an explosion in popularity in triathlons and open-water swimming, there is an increasing number of earplugs on the market.