History's First Current-Neutral 100-Mile Swim

A few days after Caroline Block attempted a two-way crossing of the North Channel, fighting gallantly for 28 hours 55 minutes, and the same day that Chloë McCardel announced her four-way 136 km English Channel crossing between August 29th and September 2nd, Sarah Thomas walked into calm water of Lake Champlain situation along the Canada-United States border.

Ultramarathon swimmer McCardel attempts historic quadruple crossing of English Channel

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel will be the first person to attempt a non-stop quadruple crossing of the English Channel.

McCardel is one of the only four people to complete a triple crossing of the channel from England to northern France, a feat that took 36 hours of non-stop swimming.

Open zeezwemtrainingen CTW en Zwemanalyse

Elke Maandag vanaf circa 1 juni is op de Wassenaase slag openbare zeezwemtraining. Het is dan verzamelen bij de Kustzeilvereniging Wassenaar om dan samen in duo's op te zwemmen - eerst tegen de stoming in, dan met de stroming mee terug.

Gehandicapte Erwin van Emmerik uit Zoetermeer zwemt Noord Aa over

Wanneer de gehandicapte zwemmer Erwin van Emmerik volgende maand de Noord Aa over zwemt, wordt hij niet alleen door zijn broer Martijn gesteund. In de begeleidende reddingsboot van de Zoetermeerse Watersportvereniging 'Noord Aa' vaart ook lange-afstandzwemmer Richard Broer mee.

Daarmee heeft Van Emmerik zich verzekerd van de enorme ervaring van de gelauwerde kilometervreter Broer. ,,Martijn fungeert als tolk, want Erwin is door zijn handicap moeilijk te verstaan. Tijdens de trainingen begrijpen we elkaar wel, maar wanneer Erwin geconcentreerd zijn kilometer naar de overkant van de plas zwemt, dan komt het aan op een goede communicatie", aldus Broer.

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:

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