Flying Ferry Completes 5km-10km Open Water Double While Maddie Gough Tops TSS Onslaught

Flying Dutchman Ferry Weertman certainly showed no ill-effects from his 10km victory on Saturday to back up to complete the Brighton Beach double with a commanding Australian 5km Championship victory on Australia Day in Adelaide today.

Pack misses the boat as Dutch Ferry powers home with Hayley Anderson in fine touch

Olympic champion Ferry Weertman has caught the field by surprise, swimming a wider line to the finish to capture the Australian Open Water 10km Championship in perfect conditions at SA’s Brighton Beach today.

50-year-old man makes history swimming under stunning Antarctic ice sheet

A 50-year-old endurance athlete is swimming beneath an ice sheet in Antarctica to raise awareness of climate change.

On Monday, Lewis Pugh plunged into a river formed beneath a rapidly melting ice sheet and swam through waters just a few degrees above zero — wearing nothing but a Speedo, hair cap and goggles. 

WINTERING IN WHITSTABLE

Feeling frozen out of life, Katherine May waded into the winter sea - and learned not to run straight back out again

The first time I entered the sea to swim at New Year, I thought I might die. I got in, felt my chest tighten, wondered if I would ever draw another breath, and then ran out again.

Banburyshire woman braves freezing waters for marine charity's fight against plastic

A woman from Shotteswell is swimming regularly in waters close to freezing temperatures to fitten up for a huge challenge.

The Subversive Joy of Cold-Water Swimming

Britons are skipping the heated pool and rediscovering the pleasures of lakes, rivers, and seas—even in winter.

In 1973, Roger Deakin, a British writer and environmental activist, acquired a tumbledown sixteenth-century farmhouse outside the ancient village of Mellis, in Suffolk, and began a restoration, repairing stone walls and replacing roof tiles. 

Fergil Hesterman, Kyra Wijnker Win Ice Kilometer In Volendam

Dutch ice swimmers Fergil Hesterman and Kyra Wijnker threw down some pretty fast 500m and Ice Kilometer times at the Ice Swimming Volendam event on January 18th-19th in zwembad De Waterdam Edam/Volendam, Netherlands.

8 new European races join the GSS: Alpen Adria Swim Cup!

The 8 races of the Alpen Adria Swim Cup have added more beautiful and majestic European races join the Global Swim Series.  If you include the LGSA Classique on Lake Geneva in Switzerland to the 8 races in the Alpen Adria Swim Cup and that makes 9 European races that have joined in less than a month!  Not to mention the plethora of other GSS races across Europe.  No excuses looking for a race in Europe this summer!

The health benefits and risks of cold water swimming

Want to get in on the joys of cold water swimming? We explore the many health benefits and outline how to stay safe in the open water.
Cold water swimming may seem like an odd pastime to the uninitiated.

The UK’s toughest open water swimming challenge returns to city’s Maryhill Locks

If you are looking for the ultimate challenge in the new year, then think Red Bull Neptune Steps.

The UK’s toughest open water swimming challenge returns to Maryhill Locks this spring.

With the first round of entries selling out in less than a day, a second wave of tickets has been released by Red Bull.

Come in, the water's f-f-freezing: Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is preparing for his toughest challenge yet... in Antarctica

Is he mad, or simply superhuman? HARRY MOUNT takes the plunge with him to find out

Lewis Pugh will swim a kilometre across a 'supraglacial' lake in the Antarctic. 
His swim will last between 18 and 21 minutes: enough to kill most human beings.  
The endurance swimmer has trained off the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Ocean challenge ahead for Gnarabup Cup honours

The one kilometre Margaret River Ocean Swim will be held once again in Gnarabup Bay on Saturday January 18.

The swim was first held in 2003 and for many since has been their first foray into open water swimming.

The emphasis of the event is fun, personal challenges and having a go with friends and family.

Swimming beyond summer: how SwimBowen inspired off-season dips into Howe Sound waters

In the midst of the cold and clouds, why would anyone choose to swim in the frigidity of our local ocean –let alone in the morning, when the light’s barely risen to reveal the icicles stuck to your eyelids? Okay, maybe not icicles. But the water’s chilly at the best of times. Surely, there must be better ways to commune with Mother Nature and this island we call home than to plunge into the Pacific and that practice of penance known as post-summer ocean swimming. Why do it?!

Five spectacular wild swimming spots in France

Explore France’s wealth of wild swimming spots this summer, from rivers and gorges to lakes high in the mountains

With nearly 3,000 miles of coastline, France has many of Europe’s finest beaches. But head inland and you stumble across a magical world of wild swimming – in lakes, rivers and gorges, as well as artificial lakes known as plans d’eau.

Why wild swimming is one of the best things for your mental health

It’s long been hailed by evangelists as a serious life tonic, but now a study by the British Medical Journal has proven the positive impact that wild swimming can have on our mental health. 

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