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Naast mijn werk als Enterprise Architect is Marathonzwemmen mijn andere passie. Ondanks de vele verschillen tussen deze passies zijn er natuurlijk ook overeenkomsten. De voornaamste overeenkomst zit in de structuur van een goede voorbereiding. In deze blog wil ik graag meer vertellen over de overeenkomsten tussen een IT-landschapssimplificatie, en het solo overzwemmen van Het Kanaal tussen Engeland en Frankrijk.

10 unspoken rules of wild swimming

If you're a fan of open water swimming you will understand...

Open water swimming is completely different to indoor swimming. Yes, they both take place in water but that’s where many of the similarities stop. Something I found out when wading through lakes, rivers and seas all around the world. But it was somewhere between the sun-soaked beaches of the Caribbean and in the ice-cold Lakes of England that I came to learn of the laws that govern swimming in the great outdoors. You won’t these in any fitness magazine or travel book, but here are the 10 unspoken rules of open water swimming.

IMSHoF class of 2016

Steven Munatones made a list! For those who did not catch the coverage of everyone, here are some articles on everyone.

Jessi Harewicz Exploring the World's Oceans

Now I have to swim the English Channel

The world is covered by more ocean than land and there is an uncharted playground of water in British Columbia. So why not try something that is done less? You might discover more.

I was a synchronised swimmer as a teen, but I quit due to a combination of the teasing and my lack of success.

I am still a beginner in adventure swimming, but I can’t do much else right now. A couple of years ago I broke up with a long-time boyfriend and it led me to start training for a triathlon. I got back into the pool for the first time in 12 years. I did the Swim Trek boot camp and I failed so badly. I panicked, was violently sick and almost got hypothermia (in a wet suit!). But I only learned this by TRYING. Three weeks later I was swimming 10 hours down Indian Arm.

What kind of water? How long is a meter?

Used with kind permission by Ned Denison of Sandycove/Cork open water swim Camp

As the days get longer in the Northern Hemisphere and the sun actually gives off a bit of warmth I have the annual pleasure of meeting lots of winter pool swimmers. They all seem to have questions which fit into two basic categories:

10 tips for New Years resolutions

As found on the FaceBook page of Adam Walker:

Adam wrote one of the first sensible guidelines for open water swimming in the early 90's.

Team Nederland komt aan in Burghausen

Burghausen - Het Nederlandse team druppelt binnen in Burghausen. Daar worden komende dagen de Wereldkampioenschappen IJszwemmen gehouden. Daarbij is er ook nog een Ice-Cup wedstrijd. 

Helaas is Raymond Oosterbaan verhinderd omdat hij niet fit genoeg is. Het goede nieuws is dat Fergil Donderdag in de snelste serie zit op de 1000m samen met enkele Wereldtoppers.

Why swimming in the sea is good for you

If you live near the sea, chances are you’re getting more out of it than just enjoyment. It has long been thought sea frolicking has many health benefits.

Historically, doctors would recommend their patients go to the seaside to improve various ills. They would actually issue prescriptions detailing exactly how long, how often and under what conditions their patients were to be in the water.

Using seawater for medical purposes even has a name: thalassotherapy.

A Channel Swim Not Done In 830 Years

In 1185, a famous battle was fought in Kanmon Straits, a narrow waterway that separates the main island of Honshu with the southern island of Kyushu in Japan.

33 Thoughts You Have While Swimming Alone

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Exams are done, you’re finally home, and you get to spend quality time with family and friends. What could go wrong?

Everything’s perfect…and then you remember that you still have to swim.

College swimmers are still expected to train over break. Training trip is soon approaching and Championships are just around the corner, so coaches still expect us to remain in shape.

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