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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.

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Howard James swam the English Channel… at night

Fewer people have swum the English Channel than have climbed Mount Everest. In 2016, Howard James completed the swim not once but twice, and both times in nearly freezing water.

At 1am he stepped into the water and began his long swim from England to France, but it was just another step in a longer and more painful journey for James and his wife Esmari: in 2015 they lost their baby daughter, and part of the reason for James's two records was to raise funds for the charity they set up in memory of their daughter, The Alexa Trust.

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!

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?"

Swim across the Pacific? This man vows to make the 5,500-mile ocean voyage

A Texas man will attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean next year, after almost five years of setbacks.

Benoit Lecomte, 49, revealed his intentions at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday. He says he will set off from Tokyo in April 2017 and – conditions and sharks willing – arrive in San Francisco five to six months later. He hopes the swim will raise awareness of environmental issues.

Romford swimmer completes Herculean 69km Lake Geneva stretch after spending just under 33 hours in the water

A 37-year-old dad has become only the fifth person to ever swim Lake Geneva after spending just under 33 hours in some of the most challenging conditions.

Dr Nick Murch, of Stapleford Abbotts, says he is “broken” after completing the gruelling 69km swim in Switzerland last week.

He is only the second person from the UK to finish the mammoth task after finishing in 32 hours 46 minutes and 33 seconds.

British billionaire Richard Branson is back on.

He recovered from a recent head-first, high-speed cycling crash on the British Virgin Islands and is on track to attempt a charity tandem swim together with American actor Adrian Grenier in the 3.2 km Strait of Messina in Italy on September 27th.

Marathon Swimmer Falls Short in Bid for a Record Off San Francisco

SACRAMENTO — Just before noon on Friday, Kim Chambers, 39, stood on a floating dock at the Sacramento Yacht Club as Kala Sherman-Presser, a member of her support team, rubbed lanolin under Chambers’s arms and the seams of her swimsuit.

Chambers wore a swim cap, turquoise-frame goggles and the scorch marks of an acupuncturist’s glass cups — the type Michael Phelps made famous in Rio.

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