Zwemanalyse kwalificeert zich

2017-10-01 en 02 - Zevenhuizen - De 4 kanaalzwemteams van Zwemanalyse (i.s.m. ChannelChallenge) wilden de gelegenheid te baat nemen om zich het jaar voor de grote oversteek te kwalificeren voor Het Kanaal. Bij de CS&PF kan dat reeds in het seizoen voor de grote oversteek (i.t.t. CSA). De kwalificatie bestaat uit het zwemmen van 2 uur in water van niet meer dan 16 graden C of 62  gaden F.

US endurance swimmer Lynne Cox swam the frigid waters of the Bering Strait into warm Soviet embrace

It was the shortest slog in endurance swimmer Lynne Cox’s 16-year career, at just 3.75km, but her arrival on bleak, inhospitable Big Diomede Island 30 years ago won global acclaim.

With every stroke across the chill waters of Bering Strait on August 7, 1987, Cox helped thaw the US-Soviet Cold War.

Her two-hour crossing from US Little Diomede Island to Soviet Big Diomede had been in planning for 11 years, and even as she ploughed through fog in 6C degree waters, Cox was not sure she would be permitted to step onto Soviet territory.

Woman from Conifer breaks her own record by completing 104-mile, non-stop swim

In 67 hours and 16 minutes, Sarah Thomas, from Conifer, finished a 104-mile swim and broke her own record.

Sarah Thomas, from Conifer, finished a 104-mile swim and broke her own record.

Thomas slowly hobbled out of Lake Champlain, which is between New York and Vermont, around 3:30 a.m. local time, and 1:30 a.m. in Denver - about five hours ahead of schedule.

She promptly sat down for the first time since Monday, when she began her nonstop swim.

Douglas Waymark named as athlete who died swimming Channel

Tuesday 8 August 2017 15.52 BST - A man who died while attempting to swim the Channel has been named as endurance athlete Douglas Waymark.

Waymark, who had previously reached the summit of Mount Everest, was taking part in the near-300-mile Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon when he got into difficulty on Monday night.

His sister, Jo Ikel, wrote on Facebook: “Douglas Waymark has not completed his Channel swim. Last night he felt he could no longer continue his quest and swam to the boat supporting him. He passed out and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Ashford. At around midnight, he sadly died. We are all devastated but take comfort in him doing what he loved best to the very end.”

Vierde estafette Zwemanalyse met succes over het IJsselmeer

De vierde estafette van de 4 kanaalteams van Zwemanalyse (Ocean's 4) heeft geoefend op het IJsselmeer. De omstandigheden waren "klonterig" aan het begin, maar tegen het einde werd het wat beter. Er is genoten aan boord!  Hieronder een verzameling van de beelden die gemaakt zijn onderweg.

Derde estafette van Zwemanalyse succesvol over Het IJsselmeer

Het derde team van Zwemanalyse, taskforce Zeevogel, zwom op 20 augustus het IJsselmeer over. Een mooie tocht! Op Facebook de beelden:

How dangerous is lightning to swimmers?

The other day I was swimming at Shepperton lake when a storm blew in. I saw a flash on the horizon, turned to a nearby swimmer and asked: “was that lightning?”

“Well, I don’t think you got caught by a speed camera,” he replied.

Thanks!

As most of you will know, lightning is supposed to bad for swimmers. Like any responsible venue operator would, the staff at Shepperton evacuated the lake, but it still took me a few anxious minutes to get out, during which time I saw several more lightning strikes. I started trying to figure out the probability of lightning hitting me or the lake, and what the consequences might be if it did.

About Ryan Stamrood's North Channel swim 2017

"Life is filled with certain obligations and responsibilities, but none more basic, primal or important than the responsibilities that we have to ourselves and each other"

The North Channel has played with many emotions over the years and Tuesday was no different. Ryan Stramrood made his call to take on his NC swim. There are always questions about the perfect day but there is equal stress for swimmers to make a decision or to risk the wait when flights are booked to leave and the wind we have been having this season.
Last min call and we were gone up the long 7 hr journey from SW to NE Ireland.

Zwemanalyse Zeezwemclinic

Date: 
maandag, 18 september, 2017 - 19:00

In verband met weer-code geel aan de Nederlandse kust op 11 september is de tweede zeezwemclinic van Zwemanalyse en ChannelChallenge verplaatst naar de reservedatum 18 september. Naast onweer wordt windkracht 6 met stoten van 7 verwacht tijdens de clinic.

Bij het openwaterzwemmen deze zomer gingen de kwallen flink tekeer! Wat kan ik daar tegen doen?

De populaire vragenrubriek over al wat (niet) met zwemmen samenhangt van Frank Venema uit de exPLONSief (het clubblad van Plons).

Kwallen zijn weekdieren die voornamelijk uit water bestaan. Om vijanden van zich af te houden of prooien te verschalken hebben ze van die enge tentakels waaraan netelcellen (nematocysten) zitten. Die schieten kleine holle naaldjes af die gif in de huid spuiten van hun prooi. De prooi raakt verlamd, waarna de consumptie kan beginnen.

Drie soorten kwallen maken hoofdzakelijk de dienst uit in de Noordzee: de kompaskwal, de oorkwal en de blauwe haarkwal.

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