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.

Meet the Irish Ice Swimmer Taking on Cape Horn in Togs

Selling bed linens in her little shop in Dingle by day and Ireland’s most accomplished ice and extreme swimmer by night, Nuala Moore is a force to be reckoned with.

Dingle’s Nuala Moore is a veteran ice swimmer. To mention just a few of her accomplishments: She is one of only six people to swim around the coast of Ireland in a 1,330km relay over 56 days. She then did a double-crossing Relay of the English Channel and swam the Bering Strait from Russia to the USA in some of the most dangerous waters in the world in a relay. She was the first Irish swimmer and the sixth woman in the world to complete a 1000 metre swim at 0 degrees in the Arctic Circle. Her latest challenge will see her head to the ‘end of the world‘ to swim in the waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. She will (if all goes to plan) follow this up with a solo double crossing of the Beagle Channel!

Swimming The Strait Of Gibraltar: From Europe To Africa

As I waited for my first Social Security check, I decided to push the envelope with swimming, a sport I had practiced for six decades. I read about the Gibraltar Crossing and realized that the idea of swimming from Spain to Morocco allayed my worries about turning 70. For me, when I am in the sea, all is well with the world.

It all started inauspiciously at the Bowman Gray pool, an ancient structure at the University of North Carolina. I was four and my swim teacher was squeezing my chest too tightly. Later that day, my mother yelled, “You bit his wrist like a damned dog. What a mean boy you are!”

International Swimming Hall of Fame Announces Induction Class of 2018 and Annual Awards

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees include Open Water Swimmer: Petar Stoychev (BUL).

First escape by water from Alcatraz?

Escape from Alcatraz: Does letter finally solve mystery of prison's most infamous escapees?

A letter has emerged allegedly revealing the fate of three criminals who pulled off a historic escape from Alcatraz and disappeared without a trace more than 40 years ago.

On the night of 11 June 1962, brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris pulled off a prison break so daring it went on to inspire Hollywood thriller Escape from Alcatraz, starring Clint Eastwood.

Joe Grossman Brings Alive Marathon Swimming's Past

In order to preserve marathon swimming history, Dale Petranech has kept alive his dream of publishing the personal files of World Professional Marathon Swimming Association administrator, Joe Grossman.

"Joe passed away in 1974, but Dale faithfully maintained a huge stack of type-written pages from Joe for several decades.

The public information officer traveled around the world with a passion and a unique perspective of the individuals involved in the sport of channel swimming and professional marathon swimming and single-handedly and comprehensively compiled hundreds of pages of notes, observations, recollections and data from solo swims and competitions in numerous bodies of water around the globe," says Steven Munatones.

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