What Science Says About Peeing in Your Wetsuit

Scientists are aware you urinate in your wetsuit. While many people feel like this is weird, it’s completely natural. It’s the norm amongst surfers – even if they don’t all admit to it. As a waterman, you’re experiencing a unique underwater phenomenon called immersion diuresis. Don’t panic though. There is a totally legit scientific reason for this.

So, why do we pee in our wetsuits and what is actually happening inside your body?

Meet Loes leBlanc, the woman swimming the English Channel for a good reason

Last week, Jean Pierre, the Manager from Amsterdam Meet Berlage contacted me about a great story inside his location. He was inspired by Loes le Blanc, 45, mother of 3, swimming the English Channel  in a team of 4, to raise awareness about the Free a Girlproject. With such a great story we couldn’t miss knowing a bit more and share it with you.

Could you tell me a little bit about yourself?

Channel Challenge presenteert plan voor Rotte Challenge

2017-10-07 - Voorburg - Morgen is er een bijeenkomst in De Roerdomp aan de Rottemeren om te praten met gebruikers van de Rotte over nieuwe plannen om promotie te maken voor de Rottemeren. Daar zal ChannelChallenge samen met 010 Swim Experience een plan presenteren voor een mooie zwemtocht van 12,5km langs de molens, de sluizen en rietkragen van de Rotte.

De tocht zal als zelfstandige solo kunnen, solo in pods en als estafette voor de wat minder geoefende zwemmers. Daarnaast is er een plan voor een etappewedstrijd in de rivier en meren van de Rotte.

ChannelChallenge heeft plekken vrij voor IJsselmeer en Kanaal

2017-10-07 - Voorburg - Na de zeezwemclinics die voor 010 swim experience zijn gehouden hebben enkele zwemmers me gevraagd om IJsselmeer en Kanaaloversteken te faciliteren. Ze zijn echter met te weinig zwemmers om het traject goed te kunnen starten.

Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa Leaves A Legacy Of Greatness

On September 12th, Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa passed away at the age of 59 years.

The founder and president of the Asociación de Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar (Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Association) envisioned, developed and promoted solo and relay, both with and without wetsuits for able-bodied and disabled swimmers one-way, two-way and three-way crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar, 14.4 km between Spain and Morocco.

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.