8 best earplugs for swimming

They might not be first on your list of fitness products to buy, especially if you only venture to the local pool for a couple of quick lengths.

But thanks to an explosion in popularity in triathlons and open-water swimming, there is an increasing number of earplugs on the market.

Zwemmen in de natuur: Wat zijn de risico's?

Met het mooie zomerweer is het aantrekkelijk om in natuurwater te zwemmen. Dat kan op veel plaatsen in Nederland. Tegelijkertijd wordt de kans op onder meer het ontstaan van de ziekteverwekkers blauwalg en botulisme in het water groter. Waar moet je op letten en wat zijn de risico's?

Zwemanalyse oefent in het donker

Van de facebookpagina van Zwemanalyse:

Gisteravond een nachtzwem gedaan in De Rotte ter voorbereiding op de Kanaaloversteek. Grote kans namelijk dat we dan ook in het donker moeten zwemmen.

Leuk met al die lampjes en lekker gezwommen met Jerwin Tholen, Karin, Claudia Emck, Claudia Broeke, Michel, Marit Boots, Raymond Oosterbaan, Lisette Ploos van Amstel, Jannie Vennik, Sigrid Heinsbroek, Erik Rushton olv Richard Broer van ChannelChallenge.

Scientific Research During The Longest Swim

When Benoît Lecomte walks down the sandy beach on the eastern coast of Japan and steps off the coast of Chōshi in Chiba Prefecture in late May, he will begin the longest solo stage swim in human history.

He estimates that this stage swim will take 6-8 months to cross 5,419 miles (8,721 km) from Japan to the United States in wholly unchartered waters for an individual in the water.

Celebrating The Life And Times Of Dale Petranech

Dale Petranech was the inaugural recipient of the Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Of Fame.

Linda Kaiser Daring, Sharing And Caring

Cyndia Michelle and Cyndia Lavik produced an interview with Linda Kaiser, 2018 inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. She has also been inducted into the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame and the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame.

"Linda is a multi-talented athlete and has competed in 50 marathons, many Half Ironmans, 1 full Ironman, 32 Tinmans (an Olympic distance triathlon) and competed in her first Waikiki Roughwater Swim in 1984 when she was 34 years old.

The Century Swim That Took 41 Years

In the 1976 British Long Distance Swimming Association annual report [see here], produced by G. Trevor Smith and John K. Slater, they noted the first of three mano-a-mano races between International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees Kevin Murphy and Des Renford.

"Kevin Murphy again hits the headlines as the winner of the challenge swim in Sydney Harbour, against Des Renford, the Australian champion. Full details are awaited, but I understand that it was a most exciting race with only minutes separating the two. Apparently the challenge is now extended to a 100-mile swim to take place in a few weeks time and we await the details with much interest. That is, so far as I am aware, the longest "Championship" ever contemplated.

A Summers Day Out In Molokai

"We had quite the white knuckler out in the Ka’iwi Channel," reported Michael Twigg-Smith. "Dean Summers finished the course with a grueling 20 hours 12 minutes.

We saw it all. Currents hooking his progress back towards Molokai, dolphins, whales, 2 mahi mahi and an 8-foot oceanic white tip shark.

As we left Molokai at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 26th, the sun treated us to a beautiful set that lit up the sky.

Ridder in de orde van Oranje-Nassau

2018-04-26 - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Het was een week eerder al duidelijk met het bezoek van de burgermeester, ik mocht naar de lintjesregen. Een hele eer!

De speech van de burgermeester:

Meneer Broer,

U voelt zich als een vis in het water. Dit komt omdat u op landelijk en internationaal niveau actief bent in het ‘Open Water Zwemmen’. Als actieve zwemmer startte u in 1974.  U heeft zich de afgelopen jaren met enorme inzet en betrokkenheid hard gemaakt om het Open Water Zwemmen in Nederland een volwaardige discipline te laten zijn binnen de Zwembond.

Pictures and video of the first Rotte River Windmills Swim

2018-04-28 - Bleiswijk - The inaugural Rotte River Windmills Swim has been done! Ned Denison and Carol Cashell swam 10,4km in reasonable, but cold (under 14C), conditions. It took almost 3 hours. Pilot ed van der Horst had some trouble keeping his small vessel straight in the wind, but managed well enough. Ned was cold enough afer 10km. Carol could have gon on to swim the full 12,5k and decided it was good to step out with Ned. Owen O'Keefe joined them both for the last bit.