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25 dingen die je herkent als je het Kanaal van Engeland naar Frankrijk wil overzwemmen voor het goede doel

Op 10 september 2016 is het zover! Dan zal Reinout Cloet (24) uit Roeselare een poging doen om het kanaal tussen Engeland en Frankrijk over te steken. Een huzarenstukje waarbij hij ook nog eens voor het goede doel Make-A-Wish geld wil inzamelen zodat zij nog veel meer kinderdromen in vervulling kunnen laten gaan. 

Hamilton Psychiatrist and Professional Swimmer to Raise Fund

Press Release – Sashbear Foundation

Hamilton psychiatrist Marilyn Korzekwa, 58, is training to become the first Canadian to swim the Cook Strait, the body of water that separates the north and south islands of New Zealand. Only 84 swimmers have successfully crossed the Cook Strait in the …Hamilton Psychiatrist and Professional Swimmer to Raise Funds for BPD

Amputees SWAM across the CHANNEL to raise money for limbless veterans

They left Dover on a crisp September morning and made history 12 hours and 14 minutes later when they set landed on the beach at Cap Gris Nez in France.

As our video shows, Jamie Gillespie, 40,  Conrad Thorpe, 51,  Craig Howarth, 47, and Steve White, 50,  did not find the challenge easy but they persevered because they were also raising more than £3,500 for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans charity.

Now they have been nominated in the People's Choice category at the Soldiering On Awards 2016.

Under Channel Swimming Association rules, they were not allowed to wear wet suits or prosthetics.

Endurance swimming star Adam Walker's 'Man VS Ocean' book released

Picking up a new hobby after watching a movie on an aeroplane may seem fairly normal to most people – but when that new hobby involves swimming the English Channel followed by some of the most dangerous straits of water known to man, it begins to sound less conventional!  

Adam Walker did exactly that, and eventually his accomplishments in swimming allowed him to turn his passion into a career as a

How an 11-year-old came to swim the Channel

At the age of 11, Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the English Channel, driven on by an extraordinary coach. It's a little-heralded feat of endurance that won't be bettered.

It was 05:00 on 6 September 1988 and Tom Gregory stood on the tip of France. Behind him was his coach, John Bullet. In front of him was the vast, black, English Channel. Tom, in swimming trunks, faced the water. Out there, somewhere, was home.

Aspire celebrates seven years of open water swimming

Source: Aspire.

On Saturday 14th November 2015, Aspire held its annual Swimming Celebration Dinner at the Hilton in Watford to thank and celebrate the amazing fundraisers who have swum for the charity over the years.

Yuta Tsuboi: First Japanese Man To Earn Open Water Triple Crown

“The first open water race I ever participated in was a one-mile swim at Point Lookout on Long Island and I’ve been hooked on open water swimming since,” Yuta Tsuboi said.

Tsuboi has recently become the first Japanese man to receive the honors of the Open Water Triple Crown title presented by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA). He is one of only 199 men to earn this honor and is inducted into the WOWSA Hall of Fame.

Dan Simonelli Achieves Catalina Crossing in January

Finished 89 years (and 12-hours) after George Young's historic 1927 swim

From the CCSFNewsletter.

Congratulations to Dan Simonelli, who completed a rare feat of crossing the Catalina Channel in January. 

Only two other swimmers completed a swim in January: George Young as the 1927 winner of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Race. Two weeks later, Henry Sullivan became the second swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel. Sullivan,of Boston, was the first American to swim the English Channel.

Wereld Kampioen op de 1 KM komt naar het Lotec ONK ijszwemmen

bron: openwaterswimming.club

26 januari 2016 - Aanstaande zondag neemt Christof Wandratsch deel aan het Lotec ONK ijszwemmen. Christof is op dit moment de wereld kampioen op deze afstand. Zijn tijd van 14.06 is gegeven de omstandigheden indrukwekkend.

Kanaalzwemmen in 1950

Na een tip van Bryan Finlay vond ik deze film op youtube over het Kanaalzwemmen in 1950. Het betreft de Butlins race. In die tijd was er jaarlijks een wedstrijd wie het eerste over het kanaal kon zwemmen. De start was in Frankrijk.

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