Throwback Ice Swimming, Lea Dam In The 1960s

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Barry Watson recalls ice swims that he and other hardened swimmers used to do on the first Sunday of the year during the 1960s.

"The Open Swim was held on the first Sunday of the New Year in Lea Dam, Lumbutts, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The swim was organised by John Slater [another International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and the founding Secretary of the British Long Distance Swimming Association]...[where the] monies raised went towards the building of the swimming pool in Todmorden.

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water

Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter.

Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903.

Compliment voor Bikkeltrainingen Zwemanalyse

Hallo Team Zwemanalyse,

De bikkeltraining in Voorburg van Richard bevalt me echt heel goed!!

Compliment na privé-training

Na een privé les in Zwembad Forum Kwadraat in Voorburg namens Zwemanalyse:

Beste Zwemanalyse,
Een erg goede les gister van Richard. Heel ontspannen en goede uitleg. Veel geleerd.... bijna teveel om te onthouden. In ieder geval kan ik flink vooruit met de technieken.

Het Channel Team Wassenaar gaat in 2018 weer een nieuwe uitdaging aan

Eind Augustus 2018 gaat het Channel Team Wassenaar met een 8-tal zwemmers in estafette van Den Helder naar Hoek van Holland zwemmen. Langs de kust! Een idee dat al een aantal jaren op de plank lag is er eindelijk deze winter van af gekomen.Het traject van vergunningen aanvragen, boot regelen, idee uitwerken en niet te vergeten veel trainen is ingegaan.

ChannelChallenge presents challenges for 2018

In 2018 ChannelChallenge starts a new swim: The Windmill Challenge on the Rotte River (after which Rotterdam is named). ChannelChallenge continues it's swims accross Lake IJsselmeer.

With Sporttijden and HopaSports we started a collaboration to have the swims well administered. On HopaSports you can enter the swim and the financials are covered.

A 34 km Warm Water Caribbean Channel Crossing

Sue Dyson has a clear goal in mind when it comes to the inaugural St. Lucia Channel Swim, a 34 km swim between St. Lucia in the south and Martinique in the north.

"Our goal is to be the pre-eminent warm water epic swim globally. We have the participation for this event by the St Lucia Tourism and Sports Ministries as well as many local organizations.

ChannelChallenge presenteert open water uitdagingen 2018

In 2018 start ChannelChallenge met een nieuwe tocht: Molentocht Rottemeren en gaat door met de IJsselmeeroversteken.

Met Sporttijden en HopaSports is een samenwerking aangegaan om dit goed te administreren. HopaSports voor de inschrijving en de financiële afhandeling.

Repeatable Swim Routes

In planning new/unprecedented swim routes, it’s essential to understand (and frequently misunderstood) how to design the route so it is repeatable by future swimmers.

A route is repeatable if it is the shortest possible path that fulfills the route definition, with any intermediate waypoints defined by permanent land features.

Will You Still Be Swimming In The Year 2050?

Photo shows (in original article) International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame dual inductee Michael Read at the 16 km Faros Maratón professional marathon swim in Croatia in 2015.

In 1950, when Hassan Abdel Rehim from Egypt won the Daily Mail race across the English Channel in a record time of 10 hours 50 minutes, there were 205 million people who were 60 years or over around the world.

In 2014, when Dr. Otto Thaning became the oldest individual in history to cross the English Channel in 12 hours 52 minutes at the age of 73, the number of people over the age of 60 had increased nearly fourfold to 810 million.

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