Library Of Open Water Swimming Books

On the website of "The Daily News of Open Water Swimming" an extensive library is posted. It has a very long list of interesting books for open water and marathon swimmers.

Richard Broer turns a lifelong passion for swimming into support for Dutch Ice Swimmers

We'll be introducing you to leaders within the International Ice Swimming Association in the coming weeks. First up is IISA Netherlands Chair and IISA Board Member Richard Broer.

Richard Broer was born in The Hague but now lives in nearby Voorburg. Although Richard hasn’t yet completed an ice event himself, he’s well acquainted with the world of open water swimming. He began his open water swimming career in 1974, and by 1978, he’d ascended to the top of the heap. That year, he won the national open water swimming competition, and went on to represent Holland in swim meets across Europe. He was the second Dutchman to break 16 minutes in the 1500-meter freestyle, and he completed a solo crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. He was also inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame’s 2017 Class of Honorees for his extensive efforts to promote marathon and open water swimming as an administrator, coach, and facilitator.

Persbericht: Eerste nachtvorst, Nederlandse ijszwemmers lopen warm voor wedstrijdseizoen

Excuses voor de late publicatie van dit bericht. Wel mooi op tijd vóór de Amstel Ice Swim.

Nederlandse IJszwembond (IISA Nederland) opgericht. 

Sinds 4 september 2017 heeft Nederland er een nieuwe sportbond bij. IISA-Nederland zal als Nederlandse tak van de International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) de sport ijszwemmen nationaal promoten. Bij het ijszwemmen wordt er gezwommen in watertemperaturen van 5 graden Celsius en kouder. IJszwemmen als sport is ontstaan in 2009 toen ........

‘Aggressive’ sea-lion attacks force officials to ban swimming at popular San Francisco cove

For San Francisco tourists, Aquatic Park Cove is one of the city’s most iconic areas, a popular spot to watch enormous sea lions and harbor seals frolicking in the water across from Ghirardelli Square.

For locals — or those who can brave the brisk waters, in any case — the cove is known as one of the best places for an open-water swim, especially favored by triathletes.

Ontario man becomes first Canadian to swim across Strait of Magellan

The 47-year-old is just the 23rd person to complete the swim through the South American strait.

An Ontario software developer has become the first Canadian to successfully swim across the Strait of Magellan.

Madhu Nagaraja says he completed the swim across the treacherous open-water stretch on the tip of South America on Nov. 29.

The 47-year-old from Oakville, Ont., becomes the 23rd person to complete the 3.9-kilometre swim through the strait famed for its strong winds, high waves and frigid waters.

Zes energie besparende tips voor zwemmers

Heb je het idee dat je nog te veel energie verloren laat gaan tijdens het zwemmen, waardoor je minder soepel en minder snel door het water gaat dan je wilt? Kijk dan of er tussen deze energiebesparingstips voor zwemmers nog bruikbare suggesties staan.

  1. Zwem borstcrawl in plaats van schoolslag.
    Borstcrawl is de snelste en efficiëntste slag van de vier zwemslagen. Het kost aanzienlijk minder energie om een bepaalde afstand af te leggen in borstcrawl dan in schoolslag. Tenminste, als je borstcrawltechniek goed is….

Swimming myself sane

I’d only met Alice a few minutes previously, when I had plopped into the lane beside her, preparing to start my swim. She was stretching out a shoulder niggle, her whole arm pressed flat against the cold tiles, her head flexing away. As I adjusted my goggles ready to start swimming, she turned and smiled and said hello. She seemed to know who I was. Had we met before perhaps, and I’d forgotten?

She asked “Are you the cold water swimming lady?” I looked at her quizzically. “The one who teaches people about cold water swimming?” I raised an eyebrow, a little baffled. “The one who takes people under her wing? From the lido?” I replied: “I think we all take other people under our wings, don’t we?”

Oceans 7 in one year - Teaser Trailer

Preview into Beth French attempt to swim Oceans Seven in a single year.

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The Grimsby Telegraph published film footage of the 1951 Daily Mail race across the English Channel.

The race was won by Mareeh Hassan Hamad of Egypt in 12 hours 12 minutes over France's Roger Le Morvan who finished in 12 hours 13 minutes. Footage of the race shows some very different conditions of channel swimming in the 1950's compared to contemporary times across the Channel.

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing neurosurgery, shows that breathing can also change your brain.

Simply put, changes in breathing—for example, breathing at different paces or paying careful attention to the breaths—were shown to engage different parts of the brain.

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