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Kennebunk’s Susan Knight swims her way into the record books in the English Channel.

Long-distance, open-water swimming is a solitary sport — hour after hour, mile after mile of lonely paddling in vast waters. It attracts people possessed of quiet grit, not to mention muscled backs and arms. As Susan Knight nears Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, she’s just finished a 3-mile swim. Still in the water, she moves easily through the sluggish surf, stepping over gentle rollers, her skin glistening and freckled in the morning sun.

Cloe McCardel on verge of Channel swim history

From a near-death experience suffering heat stroke in the burning Caribbean sun to hypothermia after being pulled out of freezing Atlantic waters, Chloe McCardel has suffered for her sport.

And that's before mentioning the savage box jellyfish stings the open-water marathon swimmer endured on a failed attempt at navigating the waters between the US and Cuba.

Sebastiaan Tan - Channel Swimmer, the movie

Op Youtube verscheen recent het filmpje van de oversteek over Het Kanaal door Sebastiaan Tan:

SCILLY – LAND’S END SWIMMER REFLECTS ON NEAR MISS

A woman who recently fell just short of becoming the third person to swim between the Isles of Scilly and Land’s End has spoken about her attempt.

Vicky Miller set off on the 28-mile swim at around 4am on July 17, but was defeated by strong currents less than 2 miles from Land’s End after 17.5 hours in the water.

Vicky, who has previously swum the English channel and North Channel, wrote on social media: “Just over a month ago, I tried unsuccessfully to become the third person to swim the 28 miles between Scilly Isles and Land's End…

Delènn van Oostrom 2e all in op IJsselmeerzwemmarathon

Gisteren met Dèlenn van Oostrom het IJsselmeer overgezwommen. Zij zwemmend, ik op de boot. De skuum met bemanning was goed en wat, aldus Jack Brakeboer, verwacht mag worden van "het neefje van Bart Bot"; scherp op de zwemmer, de koers en de wedstrijd. Top dus, en al helemaal voor de eerste keer!

Channel Swim Abandoned Due To Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE)

From te website of "Cold Wet Bloke"

Well that didn’t go to plan. Instead of recovering from a celebratory Babycham in the White Horse in Dover I found myself in a hospital bed in Ashford on Sunday morning. My attempt to swim the English Channel was foiled in French inshore waters by Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE). I’d been airlifted from my support boat and was in a resuss bed.

Press realease: Liane’s Round Anglesey Swim Challenge

This summer, between the 18th to 20th of August, Liane Llewellyn Hickling will be attempting something that has never been done before; a solo non-stop swim around Anglesey in North Wales. This is a distance of over 70 miles through some of the strongest tides and most challenging waters the UK has to offer. Following rules laid down by the British Long Distance Swimming Association she will be wearing just a swimsuit, swimming hat and googles.

Van der Poel zwemt 36 km over zee

VEENENDAAL De afstand tussen Engeland en Frankrijk is over het water hemelsbreed 36 kilometer en als het aan Jan van der Poel ligt gaat hij die afstand zwemmend overbruggen. De droom was het startsein van zijn eigen 'make-over' en inmiddels ziet de Veenendaler geen terugweg meer.

IJsselmeerzwemmarathon

Date: 
zaterdag, 13 augustus, 2016 (Hele dag)

Op 13 augustus is de IJsselmeer-zwem-Marathon. Dit is ook het NK Marathonzwemmen. Vorig jaar coachte ik (Richard Broer) Dèlenn van Oostrom, die met een mooie race eerste werd.

Promo BBC4 voor Kanaalzwemmen

Binnenkort op BBC4 een film over kanaalzwemmen met o.a. Kevin Murphy.

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