Voorlichting en training Kanaalzwemmen t.b.v. Zwemanalyse

Date: 
zaterdag, 19 november, 2016 - 13:45 tot 17:00

Bijeenkomst geïnteresseerde zwemmers via aanmelding bij Zwemanalyse.nl.

NLDelta Biesbosch-Haringvliet door jury verkozen tot mooiste natuurgebied van Nederland

NLDelta Biesbosch-Haringvliet heeft de publieksverkiezing voor het mooiste natuurgebied van Nederland gewonnen. De vakjury heeft NLDelta Biesbosch-Haringvliet de wildcard gegeven. De andere drie winnende gebieden zijn Nationale Park Hollandse Duinen, de Veluwe en het Waddengebied. Dat heeft het ministerie van EZ vandaag bekend gemaakt bij De Wereld Draait Door.

Celtic Channel | Male Record | Yee Haaaaa

Red ChannelChallenge.nl: Eigenlijk een beetje jammer. Milko is zijn wereldrecord op het Noord Kanaal kwijt. Dat is de sport! Waar er verbeterd kan worden zal dat ook t.z.t. gebeuren....
Dit blijft een geweldige prestatie!


The Celtic Channel, as I call it, is better known as the Irish or North Channel. It is the body of water separating the two very proud Celtic nations of Irish and the Scots. The straight line distance from Donaghadee to Poartpatrick is 34k. Most swimmers go much further than this. It is widely regarded as the most difficult of the Oceans 7 swims. Being further north than the more well known English Channel, the water is colder (12-14 degs C) with strong currents and, of course, the infamous Lions Mane jellyfish. The weather patterns are less predictable than the English Channel, which can lead to less swimmable days during a neap tide.

Ice, The New Frontier

Op YouTube een mooie promo gevonden (met dank aan Ram Barkai) over IJszwemmen:

Breaking the ice

A pool in a frozen lake. Zero-degree water. With only Speedos for protection. Welcome to the new extreme sport of ice swimming. For those brave enough to take the plunge, it’s as life-affirming as it is brutal.

Brad Snyder, who lost his sight while serving his country, conquers treacherous Alcatraz swim

One, two, three, four …

Brad Snyder managed to block out every next thought, every painful memory, every unwritten plan, and remain focused on the revolving numbers in his head.

24, 25, 26, 27 …

With every long, powerful stroke — the thrusts he learned as a child growing up in Florida, polished as captain of the Naval Academy’s swim team, and brought back to life while winning five gold medals at the last two Paralympics — Snyder kept his mind concentrated on pulling his body to a shoreline he’d never see.

Cloe McCardle swims the EC 21 times in memory of Des Renford

#21 all done and dusted in 10hrs29min. My #21 is also my 8th english channel solo this season and the new record for EC swims in one season! That's my EC season complete! Sorry for the delay in updating- after #21 Paul and I had a quick dinner, packed our bags, had a quick nap and then raced to the airport. We have just landed in San Francisco! I had the most AMAZING FINISH for the 21st swim! Monsieur Bouloy (manager of La Sirene - restaurant at the bottom of Cape Griz Net) met me on the beach with CHAMPAGNE!

Suits vs Skins

As the winter approaches fewer of us are braving the cold and heading out into the open water, preferring the warmth of the pool instead. On my last sea swim of this season I was chatting to some swimming friends and we got on to the somewhat contentious subject of wetsuits and skins. Swimmers tend to have strong views about swimming kit in open water and a lively discussion ensued.

Bob, an experienced open water swimmer with relay and solo Channel crossings to his credit, is a firm advocate of skins.

The Tools Of A Transpacific Stage Swim

When Benoît Lecomte swim 5,500 miles from Tokyo to San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean during The Longest Swim, he will use a variety of equipment.

His maritime science project will be anchored by a support team and researchers who will study the Plastiphere, as they try to answer the question, "How does the Great Plastic Garbage Patch affect life in the ocean and on land?"

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