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Tips By Christof Wandratsch On Ice Swimming

Wandratsch talks with long-time professional marathon swimming colleague Shelley Taylor-Smith about the emerging niche in the open water swimming community, The Ice.

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:

Gangsta Grannies from Poole swim across the Channel

Two grandmothers from Poole, who dubbed themselves the Gangsta Grannies, are believed to be the first ever team of two to swim across the Channel - and back again.

Ali Budynkiewicz, 58, and Lisa North, 48, completed their return crossing from Dover to France in just over 31 hours.

They swum two-hour rotation shifts, in a bid to raise money for BCHA (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) to help the charity support its Bournemouth Refuge.

'Gangsta Grannies' complete double cross-channel swim

Two grandmothers successfully completed a 42-mile English Channel swim to France and back.

Ali Budynkiewicz, 58, and Lisa North, 48, known as the "Gangsta Grannies", entered the water at Samphire Hoe in Dover, Kent, at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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…

Prepare for the EC!

from Big Rick's facebook

Want to swim the English Channel ? Here´s how to start!

The training has been done, the bags are packed, tomorrow I´ll drive to Dover to swim from England to France next week. Here´s a recap of 2 1/2 years of preparation...

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.

Ice swimmer Lewis Pugh: If we want to save Antarctica, we must build bridges

Have you ever watched a bridge being built? It is fascinating.

I lived on the Thames while the Millennium Bridge was under construction. The engineers didn’t start from one bank and progress towards the other. They started on both sides – and met in the middle.

First they built stable platforms on the edge of each bank. Then they erected two strong concrete piers in the middle of the river. And when they were ready, they lowered the bridge, in three parts, to meet in the middle. Finally, they reinforced it with strong supporting cables, so when it was complete, the structure was firm and united.

Diplomacy is a lot like building bridges.

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