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Kattendijke Wemeldinge

Netherlands Open Water Web - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 21:59
Datum: zaterdag, 7 juli, 2018 - 17:00

De 10e editie van Kattendijke Wemeldinge  wordt een bijzondere uitdaging.

Het wordt nl. Wemeldinge-Kattendijke-wemeldinge ongeveer 7 Km

Maar er zal slim gezwommen moeten worden om de tocht te volbrengen.

Nadere info volgt via de geijkte kanalen (http://noww.nl , en FB https://www.facebook.com/Zwemtocht-Kattendijke-Wemeldinge

Bijlage:  flyere2018.pdfwedstrijd (event) NED-ongebondenNederland (ongebonden)
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Perils of Lap Swimming!

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 20:06

@batches and I went to swim this morning together. Pool was crowded. We asked to swim circles with a guy who was alone. He adamantly refused. Like, what the heck, dude? John tried to explain, but some people can't be helped. The guy ended up only swimming for about 15 minutes, so it worked out fine in the end. But, I've never had someone say no when the pool was crowded like that.

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Geen KNZB medium

Netherlands Open Water Web - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 19:35

Deze website is géén officiëel medium van de KNZB. Het is een privé initiatief van Richard Broer. Aan de items op deze website kunnen geen rechten ontleend worden.

Uitzondering vormt het open water boek wat een officiële publicatie is van de KNZB.

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Write-in Campaign for Evan Morrison - Streeter Award 2017

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 14:15

The breadth and depth of this year's Streeter nominations is staggering and truly reflects the beauty and strength of this community of open water swimmers and their support. But, as we all know, the name with the most "likes" during the formulation of these nominations has not been included for our consideration. I am therefore starting a write in campaign for Evan Morrison. If you choose to support Evan for this award, like this post.

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Joys of Lap Swimming

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 04:33

Had a great joy of lap swimming moment today. I got to the pool only to find a youngster in "my" lane. He was doing a set of 25's butterfly and working hard at it. I decided to give him his room and joined a slower swimmer in the lane next door. As the pool started to crowd up I noticed a couple guys decided to get in the fast lane and show the kid a thing or two.

Well, I was keeping my eye on what was going on next door and that little kid was schooling them. He finished his butterfly set and then was doing some freestyle. He did the aggravation pass where you just blow around the guy and bang a turn to show them the deal. It was great! At one point I was doing a kick set and I overheard the end of the conversation that one of the older dudes was having with the kid. The kid said, "I'm 10!" The older, out of breath guy said, "Wow, that's great!" I smiled...

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100 x 100 De Dolfijn Amsterdam

Netherlands Open Water Web - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 21:21
Datum: woensdag, 27 december, 2017 - 17:00

Op woensdag 27 december wordt in het Sloterparkbad in Amsterdam de traditionele 100x100 georganiseerd. Goed voor een gezellige avond doorzwemmen!

Voor meer informatie: zie bijgevoegde Flyer.


Bijlage:  honderdxhonderd De Dolfijn.pdf10 km
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Shoulder health

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 17:43

I've been working on technique lately and experimenting with elbow position on recovery. There are two conflicting points that I have been trying to reconcile and I would appreciate opinions on this. At one point in my life I was taught to use a high elbow recovery and another point I was told that the high elbow would lead to injury because it does something to impinge something (I don't remember the exact mechanics other than I remembered that word "impinge" and so I started to use a more relaxed arm recovery.)

On my first 10K this past summer, the one thing I really remember is that my deltoid muscles were really tired at the end of the swim. That was the only part of me that really felt tired. I started thinking about it and figured it was from having my arm extended on recovery and I was lifting the whole arm assembly for each stroke. So I thought that if I used a higher elbow recovery, maybe I would be taking advantage of leverage and lifting a slightly lighter arm each time.

I have been playing with this higher elbow recovery and it's feeling pretty good. I don't know if this makes a difference on a long swim because I haven't been swimming distances. I was wondering if there is any solid knowledge on this subject from the people who are doing the big distances.

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Best Fest Open Water Swimming Festival in Mallorca, Spain

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 17:33

Last spring, I participated in and thoroughly enjoyed the Best Fest Open Water Swimming Festival on the island of Mallorca off the Mediterranean Coast of Spain. I'm hoping to go again in 2018, and it would be GREAT to have more swimmers from the US!

The week-long festival (May 26 - June 2) features 8 events in 7 days with three being particularly competitive (1.5K, 5K, and 10K), and the remaining 5 are fun "challenges" including a 4 x 500 relay. Each event takes place in a different bay in the area, and ALL are in walking distance from town.

In addition to the swims, there are both pool and open water coaching seminars and presentations. Last year, Kari-anne Payne (British Open Water National Champion) spoke AND coached. Paul Newsome, the founder of Swim Smooth also held several pool and open water technique sessions. All of the sessions are free!

The Best Center, 50-meter pool training center in Colonia Sant Jordi hosts the event, and they do an AMAZING JOB! There are prizes, post-event raffles, and a paella lunch during the week. Matthew, James, and Pamela from the Best Center do a GREAT job!

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USMS Open Water Committee

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 17:10

After three years on the USMS Coaches Committee, I am transitioning to the Open Water Committee. If there are issues that any MSF Forum users would like me to address in my role on this committee, I am happy to represent!

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New Forum Member? Introduce yourself here.

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 05:05

Hi! I'm new here. I love swimming. With the exception of competing in the "Aqua Velo" division of a half-ironman triathlon 9 years ago, I didn't have any open water competitive swimming experience before 2017. I competed in competitive pool swimming when I was growing up, but not in college. I've now completed races at the 2, 3 and 5 mile distances. I hope to attempt a 10k in 2018, GCBS if I'm selected in the lottery, as well as some shorter races. I've had some rather serious shoulder injuries over the years, and had surgeries on both shoulders at age 29, so I focus a lot on stroke technique and I'm trying to cautiously increase yardage.

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Diana Nyad Fact Check site

marathonswimmers.org - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 20:27

As one of the miscreants called out on the above post, I'd like to offer an apology for my part in the proposed anarchy. At the time I thought it was a pretty funny idea, but it was obviously a moment where my mouth got going before the brain was fully engaged. I fully agree with the move to remove the offending posts. I usually feel I'm a pretty positive guy and I try to be that way on this forum. As @loneswimmer points out, we should not be driven by a negative obsession. Again, my apologies for my part in this, I will do wind sprints at the end of practice today...

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Lake Traverse Michigan Swim Across Sleeping Bear Bay?

marathonswimmers.org - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 19:33

Four of us swam the length of Lake Charlevoix quite a few years ago. Also, we swam the circumference of Mackinac Island twice. I would highly recommend swimming around the Island. The views from the water are spectacular! I want to swim the length of the Mackinac Bridge but finding it difficult to get the authorities to return my emails regarding permissions.

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Global Marathon Swimming Awards 2017 - FINALISTS

marathonswimmers.org - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 13:52

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the sixth annual MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards.

For additional details, please see the dedicated page:

http://marathonswimmers.org/awards/2017 Solo Swim of the Year
  • Daniel Abel - swim around Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  • Caroline Block - 28-hour North Channel swim
  • Catherine Breed - broke 30-year old record for fastest Lake Tahoe length swim - 21.3 miles (34.3 km) in 8 hours, 56 minutes
  • Sarah Thomas - new world distance record: 104.6 miles / 168.3 km in 67 hours, 16 minutes in Lake Champlain
Barra Award for Most Prolific Overall Year

Two Barra Awards will be given - one to a woman, and one to a man.

  • Amy Appelhans Gubser
  • John Batchelder
  • Abigail Fairman
  • Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist
  • Jaimie Monahan
  • Lynton Mortensen
  • Courtney Paulk
  • Stephen Rouch
Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming
  • Tom Linthicum and Dave Van Mouwerik - for supporting, piloting, and compiling historical documentation of marathon swims in Lake Tahoe
  • Andrew Malinak - for co-founding and leading the Northwest Open Water Swimming Association (2015 to present), and for piloting Sarah Thomas’s record Lake Champlain swim
  • Greg O’Connor and Elaine Kornbau Howley - for co-directing the Boston Light Swim (2009 to present) and co-founding the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association
  • Mark Sheridan - for leading the British Long Distance Swimming Association as its president in 2017
  • Scott Zornig - for developing and leading the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, 2009-2016
Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim
  • Sydne Didier - swim around Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico
  • Karl Kingery - swim across Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming
  • Brian Lanahan - swim around James Island, South Carolina
  • Jaimie Monahan - swim across Lago Maggiore, Italy/Switzerland
Statement on Transparency of Process
  • Finalists were selected based on relative community support for each nomination.
  • Due to insufficient nominations, there will be just one Solo Swim of the Year, rather than male+female as in previous years.
  • Every Barra Award nominee (5 women and 3 men) moved on to be a Finalist, due to the extremely high quality of the nominations and significant community support for each.

Stay tuned for information on the voting process and schedule.

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Winterzwemmen 2017 in het Zwarte Plasje

Netherlands Open Water Web - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:08
Een koele duik voor bibberende bikkels

Uitgelaten klauterden gisteren zo'n zeventig zwemmers het Zwarte Plasje in Hillegersberg in voor een wel erg frisse duik. Zwemmen in open water moet ook buiten de zomer populairder worden, vindt de 010 Swim Experience. Want ijskoud water is gezond.

,,Het is elke keer weer een uitdaging voor je lichaam'', zegt Fergil Hesterman (24) terwijl hij nog staat uit te hijgen met zijn badmuts op. Hij is vanuit Diemen gekomen om alle vier de afstanden (50, 100, 150 en 200 meter) te zwemmen. ,,Ik ben een fanatiek ijszwemmer. Het is wel koud, maar dat vind ik niet erg. Al is het nóg lekkerder als je achteraf in de hot tub kunt stappen.''

Die luxe heeft het ietwat krakkemikkige maar knusse Zwarte Plasje midden in Hillegersberg niet, maar dankzij vuurkorven, erwtensoep, warme chocomel en versgebakken amandelstaven is er aan de kant toch voor aardig wat warmte gezorgd. Maar hoewel ze al een tijdje bij de vuurkorf staan, blijven organisatoren Michel Siep en Erik Boer (beiden 47), die ook meezwemmen, maar bibberen. Wat bezielt het ervaren duo om mensen op een frisse novembermiddag het water in te krijgen?


Het doel van hun stichting 010 Swim Experience is om mooie Rotterdamse zwemplekjes in de natuur bekend te maken bij sporters. ,,Zwemmen in open water is gewoon veel leuker, en het is ook nog eens gezond'', wijst Siep op de methode van Iceman Wim Hof, die bestand is tegen extreem lage temperaturen. Volgens hem werkt kou zelfs als 'natuurlijke antidepressiva'.

Dat het koude water een heilzame werking heeft, ervaart even verderop ook Sander Eggenhuizen (51). Vlak nadat hij de 200 meter heeft gezwommen, poseert de Barendrechter met opgestoken duim en een brede glimlach voor een foto met het bordje met de watertemperatuur: 6,9 graden. ,,Koud hè? Maar ik ben wel trots dat ik het heb gedaan. En nu een lekker soepie.''

Door Matthijs van Schie 20-11-17, 08:53  Link bron:

IISA ijszwemmen & winter zwemmenRotterdam - NED
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The pool rules!

marathonswimmers.org - Sun, 19/11/2017 - 21:40

a bit tongue in cheek as usual! These are some rules for pool swimming - feel free to add!

  1. Fingers nails should be trimmed.

  2. You are allowed to chat with your lane buddy, about the set you are doing, work, upcoming events, baking etc anything goes!

  3. Wrist watch is not allowed! No Exceptions!

  4. You should always swim by the pool swim clock.

  5. Always leave on red.

  6. Male swimmers should avoid using jammers (not to be confused as a triathlete)

  7. Try to keep the gear at a minimum, dragging big net bags with an array stuff should be frowned upon!

  8. All five(!) (Dolphin kick is a stroke?!) swimming strokes should be executed at some stage during your pool swim.


Feel free to add!

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Ben Hooper - Swim across Atlantic Ocean

marathonswimmers.org - Sun, 19/11/2017 - 17:43


While Hooper was out in the Atlantic, questions about the legitimacy of his attempt began to surface on a popular marathon swimming forum. Prior to Hooper’s swim, the sport had been rocked by a number of controversies, mostly fraudulent claims of completion, and the community had begun to ramp up efforts to lay bare any kind of scam.

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