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Reddingsbrigade Nederland verfijnt vlaggengebruik

Reddingsbrigade Nederland vindt dat volwassenen én kinderen de betekenis van de waarschuwings- en signaleringsvlaggen bij open water moeten kennen. Reddingsbrigades constateren dat dit bij velen niet het geval is. Reddingsbrigade Nederland neemt initiatief om daarin verandering te brengen. Het vlaggengebruik wordt verfijnd tot een nieuw landelijk protocol. De basissets van vlaggen zijn al door de International Life Saving Federation of Europe (ILSE) geaccordeerd. Voor 2019 wordt een publiekscampagne voorbereid.

Reddingsbrigades beschikken bij hun reddingspost(en) in elk geval over een basisset van vlaggen voor de vlaggenmast. Deze worden door lifeguards, op basis van de actuele situatie, gehesen. Om zwemmers, baders, watersporters en overige recreanten te waarschuwen en te informeren over de risico’s die verbonden zijn aan het zwemmen in open water, zoals de zee.

De basisset van vlaggen voor de vlaggenmast bestaat uit:

Weather on the English Channel

The weather on the English channel is very unpredictable. At times the forcasts are correct, but usually they are a bit to a lot off. The trick I hear pilots use is to combine the various sources of information and add a bit of gut feeling to that.

Afstanden op Het Kanaal

Ik (Richard Broer) krijg regelmatig de vraag hoe dat nou zit op Het Kanaal met de afstand. De Hemelsbrede afstand is een dikke 33km. Mijn horloge zegt dat ik 56km gezwommen heb. Ik deed er 12 uur over. 4,6km per uur haal ik toch nooit? Dan heb ik wel erg hard gezwommen. Als ik uitga van 33km is dat 2,7km per uur. Dat is wel realistisch. Ik zwem normaal in open water zo'n 3km per uur.

Andwoord heel kort:
Het water verplaatst zich, niet de zwemmer.

Swimming for weight loss, here’s how to get more out of the best exercise to lose weight fast

Swimming for weight loss: Swimming may not be the first activity that pops to mind when you think of weight loss, but fitness experts say it is a useful aerobic activity for overall fitness and toning. Swimming also burns fat long after your session.

Neuroscientists Strongly Recommend That You Visit The Beach Regularly. Here’s Why:

Is this true?

We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed.

That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what scientists have dubbed the effect that the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water have on your brain. The blue space is enough to make you feel at ease in a hypnotic sort of way.

Zwemmen in de natuur: Wat zijn de risico's?

Met het mooie zomerweer is het aantrekkelijk om in natuurwater te zwemmen. Dat kan op veel plaatsen in Nederland. Tegelijkertijd wordt de kans op onder meer het ontstaan van de ziekteverwekkers blauwalg en botulisme in het water groter. Waar moet je op letten en wat zijn de risico's?

Scientific Research During The Longest Swim

When Benoît Lecomte walks down the sandy beach on the eastern coast of Japan and steps off the coast of Chōshi in Chiba Prefecture in late May, he will begin the longest solo stage swim in human history.

He estimates that this stage swim will take 6-8 months to cross 5,419 miles (8,721 km) from Japan to the United States in wholly unchartered waters for an individual in the water.

Will Free Soloing Channel Swims Come About?

In 1958, Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, and George Whitmore climbed Yosemite's El Capitan for the first time in history. Scaling the 900-meter granite face was previously thought impossible.

Since that time, rock climbing standards and achievements have continued to be set in many unprecedented ways.

But then in 2016, Pete Whittaker of the UK became the first person to rope solo - all free - El Capitan in 20 hours 6 minutes.

The Open Water Swimming Community In 1971

Back in 1971, several inventions were introduced: the microprocessor, email, floppy disks and liquid crystal displays.

These inventions helped shepherd in the digital age that has shaped the way information and communications are currently shared among open water swimmers around the world today.

But back in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the open water swimming community regularly communicated by snail mail - either handwritten or typed letters sent in envelopes and delivered by the postal services throughout the world.

The British Long Distance Swimming Association annual report in 1971 by G. Trevor Smith and John K. Slater brings back many good memories.

When A Shark Interupts A Channel Crossing

Hiroko Ashikawa, the first Japanese swimmer who is attempting the Oceans Seven, was very lucky to have Australian Shelley Oates-Wilding as her escort kayaker. Very lucky.

During Ashikawa's solo swim attempt across the Molokai Channel from Molokai to Oahu on April 1st, she was escorted by her Japanese coach and an experienced veteran escort team including Chris Harmes, Mike Scott, Oates-Wilding and pilot Michael Twigg-Smith.