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.

The world’s most dangerous places to take a swim

Some incredible outdoor swimming spots are protected areas while others are open year-round for people to dive off docks, swim, go on boat tours, and enjoy any way they can. Many are totally safe-- but some that appear to be, arent'. 

Open-water swimming can be dangerous, even if you know what you’re doing. No one is immune to sudden thunderstorms that can lead to overturned boats, stranded passengers, sudden encounters with wildlife and dangerous swimming conditions.

Just Add Water: Healing waters for marathon swimmer Robin Rose

In the wee hours of the morning, Robin Rose bares her skin to wind and water and plunges into long hours of salt-water swimming. She is part of a tightly knit community of ultra-distance ocean swimmers. They swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco as a training workout for greater spans like the Santa Barbara Channel, Molokai to Oahu and, of course, the English Channel.

Swimming ultramarathons in just a swim suit and cap, at the mercy of cold and currents, is part of their culture. What looks to most like a tortuous feat of physicality is to these swimmers a sanctuary of self-growth and healing.

Bianca de Bruijn heeft nieuwe uitdaging gevonden

Ik heb mezelf voorgenomen om elk jaar voor een goed doel te gaan zwemmen. In 2017 zal dit Den Helder-Texel zijn voor de Stichting Be Tough. Stichting Be Tough zet zich in voor Spieren voor Spieren, een mooi doel om voor te zwemmen.

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Induction Ceremony IMSHoF

Date: 
zaterdag, 22 april, 2017 (Hele dag)

Induction in International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in Windsor, GBR.

Richard Broer Inducted In Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Richard Broer of the Netherlands was recently selected as an Honour Contributor (Administrator) in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2017. Broer joins a stellar group of swimmers, administrators, escort pilots and organisations that will be inducted and honored on April 22 in Windsor, England at the 2017 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

The Afterdrop, Rewarming And Post Rescue Collapse

All organisations, groups and teams that are faced with a probability of treating hypothermia should be prepared to apply the best care available and not that which is merely available or assumed sufficient to prevent death.

Over the last few years of dealing with acute hypothermia injuries, I am reminded over and over again that no athlete is immune.

Stroke Counting: Why and How

The two numbers that swimmers habitually track are how many metres or yards they tally in a workout – or some calendar period – and the time it takes to complete some portion of that tally. “I swam 3000 metres today and did 1:39 on my fastest 100.” 

It’s far less common to monitor stroke count. Yet, for several reasons, stroke count is arguably the most important measure:

1. Regular Feedback  

Feedback – a way to connect efforts to outcomes – is the key to improvement and personal best performance. Feedback is most effective when it comes moment-by-moment. You learn your time for a repeat only after you finish swimming. In contrast, you can monitor stroke count every lap, alerting you to loss of efficiency or variation in Stroke Length.

Swimmers Shoulder – A Common Injury, What Is It And How To Prevent It?

Swimmer’s shoulder is the term used to describe the problem of shoulder pain in the competitive swimmer, (1).

Most other sports recruit the lower body for propulsion, balance, directional changes, etc. Swimming, on the other hand, is heavily upper body dominant for movement and force production. To maximize the generation of propulsion, the upper body requires an above average shoulder flexibility and range of motion (ROM).

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