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other swims - andere zwemtochten

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.

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.

Olympiërs zwemmen van Biesbosch naar Haringvliet

Olympisch zwemkampioenen Maarten van der Weijden (Peking 2008) en Ferry Weertman (Rio 2016) zwemmen vrijdag 14 oktober, samen met andere getrainde openwaterzwemmers, van de Biesbosch naar Haringvliet.

Zwemestafette groot succes!

Afgelopen vrijdag zwommen twaalf topzwemmers waaronder Olympisch kampioenen Maarten van der Weijden en Ferry Weertman van het Biesbosch MuseumEiland in Werkendam naar de vestingstad Hellevoetsluis aan het Haringvliet. Met ruim 50 km en 12 uur zwemmen betuigden zij hun steun aan NLDelta Biesbosch-Haringvliet als mooiste natuur gebied van Nederland.

Foto's door Familie Emmen bij Biesbosh - Hellevoetsluis (deel 1)

Bij de estafette die georganiseerd is door Wereld Natuurfonds Nederland hebben Ruud en Corina Emmen foto's gemaakt. Deze zijn met diverse camera's gemaakt en staan qua volgorde wat door elkaar. De reportage is een mooie verzameling en geeft een goed beeld van de tocht.

Op de pagina's van familie Emmen zijn de originelen ook te vinden.

De Linken die nu op de Emmentjes-site staan zijn:

Foto's door Familie Emmen bij Biesbosh - Hellevoetsluis (deel 2)

Bij de estafette die georganiseerd is door Wereld Natuurfonds Nederland hebben Ruud en Corina Emmen foto's gemaakt. Deze zijn met diverse camera's gemaakt en staan qua volgorde wat door elkaar. De reportage is een mooie verzameling en geeft een goed beeld van de tocht.

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.

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.

Ice swimmers defy death for the thrill

As he swam against the current in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean among leopard seals and icebergs, Ryan Stramrood’s body went numb.

He looked down, pulling his arms one stroke at a time through the -1 C water, and he thought about how clear the ocean was that day.

“You don’t want to see very far down. It can be quite eerie,” he said.

Survivor gives lessons learned from shark attack in Lanikai

As a triathlete and regular swimmer, it is easy to forget that open water swimming can have unexpected dangers.

Being a member of a swim club has its advantages when it comes to safety. For example, a local Kailua club regularly swims two routes, either around Popoia (flat) island from Kailua Beach or to the Mokulua (Moks) Islands from Lanikai Beach. They always have two kayakers watching the group, ready to respond in case of an emergency.

My Saturday mostly started like previous weekend mornings: a morning swim followed by some other activity, such as biking, hiking or running. However, this morning I chose to not swim with the swim club like I normally do and stayed back to wait for my friend.

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