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Klassementsbepalingen Brabantbeker 2015

Netherlands Open Water Web - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 16:48

De 6 Brabantse Open Water organisaties hebben samen de klassementsbepalingen Brabantbeker 2015 vastgesteld. Zie bijlage.

De wedstrijden worden georganiseerd door en gehouden op:

1. Arethusa : zaterdag 4 juli

2. SBC-2000 : zondag 9 augustus

3. PSV (incl. NK) : zaterdag 29 augustus

4. De Warande (incl.NK) : zondag 30 augustus

5. De Dommelbaarzen : zondag 6 september

6. De Biesboschzwemmers : zaterdag 12 september

We nodigen iedereen uit om te komen deelnemen in Brabant en wensen jullie een sportief Open Water seizoen toe.

Bijlage:  Klassementsbepalingen Brabantbeker 2015.pdfNederlands nieuwsregio-br
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A new MIMS - Mercer Island Marathon Swim, 2 June 2017 by NOWSA

marathonswimmers.org - 6 hours 11 min ago

Starting to plug events into my 2018 calendar. Hoping to get a firm date on this one!!!

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5de Singelzwemtocht Breda

Netherlands Open Water Web - Sun, 24/09/2017 - 19:51
Datum: zondag, 12 augustus, 2018 (Hele dag)

Op zondag 12 augustus 2018 organiseert SBC 2000 haar 5de Singelzwemtocht.

Noteer deze datum vast in uw agenda's.


Nederlands nieuwsKNZB (klassementswedstrijd)
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Recommendations for swimming in Hawai'i?

marathonswimmers.org - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 23:15

Hi all,

I am not sure if this is the right place to post but I am looking for recommendations for organizing a Maui Channel solo. Do I contact a ratifying organization? Do I hire a boat captain and submit a form? What is the safest/right way to go about this? Any suggestions are appreciated!

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Three Rivers Marathon Swim (3RMS) - Pittsburgh - 2017

marathonswimmers.org - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 14:00

track.rs/3RMS has Abby Fairman, Tim Root, Christopher Graefe, Jan Burton, John Humenik, John Batchelder, Stephen Rouch, and Paula Yankauskas

there are a few others swimming, but did not sign up for the tracking

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MSF Book Club

marathonswimmers.org - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 07:11

IronMike said: Reviving this as I'm just about finished with Modern Long Distance Swimming by Gerald Forsberg. Great along the lines of Wind, Waves and Sunburn (still my fav). The Forsberg is a blast to read as he's swum (and sometimes won) all the races he talks about (all in the UK). He's got interesting theories on nutrition and swimming, all fun to read.

If you can find it for less than $50, count yourself lucky. I put a "want" in one of my online used book stores and it sat there for about two months before I suddenly got notified of a copy available for $25.

A copy of Modern Long Distance Swimming just came up on Abebooks.com for just under $21, which is a great price for this classic. Shipping depends, but for example it is $6.54 to ship from UK to the US.

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Why did you become a marathon swimmer?

marathonswimmers.org - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 02:14

msathlete said: I became a marathon swimmer to help manage Multiple Sclerosis.

The open water provides me with freedom, the freedom to exercise and be healthy. That is why I became a marathon swimmer.

I used to teach an aqua class for a local MS group. We had such fun! I was told in training that the chillier water was useful-- do you find you do better in the cooler open waters relative to pools? With my history of back issues (periodic mobility problems that can last weeks or months), I think the water is the place to be. So glad it is working for you!

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SF Bay Area - A chance to speak out re LD19

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 17:51

I got a call last night from Nancy Ridout, a long time AMAZING pool swimmer and yes she has done some OWS. She asked if I'd like to chair an OWS panel at the PMS meeting Nov 12 2018 in Moraga to talk about OWS and marathon swimming. I jumped at the chance. She is appalled at the "resting on the boat" rule change so this is a chance for us to tell it like it is! The one catch is you do need to be a PMS/USMS member. I'm looking for 4-5 people who would be willing to speak at the "tech meeting " which had about 200 people at it last year. I will give you a series of questions ahead of time and then pick from those.There will also be a 20 min Q/A from the audience.

That's all I know right now but let me know if you'd be interested in participating. Best to use my suziedods@hotmail.com as contact.

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Sponsortochten Zwem voor MIJ leveren bijna 10K op voor KWF

Netherlands Open Water Web - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 16:06

De sponsortochten Zwem voor MIJ hebben een bedrag van bijna 10.000 euro opgebracht voor KWF kankerbestrijding. Een aantal open water verenigingen en ambassadeurs Maarten van der Weijden, Inge Dekker en Joost Reijns hebben meegedaan aan de pilot deze zomer. De KNZB gaat nu met de betrokken partijen evalueren en kijken welk vervolg het project krijgt.

Lees het hele artikel en bekijk de video @ KNZB.nl

KNZB/TOWZNederlands nieuwsGoede Doel(en)Amsterdam (Gaasperplas) - NEDAnna Paulowna - NEDBodegraven - NEDHoek (Braakmankreek) - NEDOss - NEDSleeuwijk - NEDZwem voor M.I.J. & swim-2-fight cancer
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Marathon Swimming Insurance - thoughts?

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 03:53

Since insurance has been mentioned, has anyone ever gone rogue and done an open water clinic outside the umbrella of USMS or USTA? I am insurance to teach and coach in pools, private and public, but I live near a great beach for instructional purposes, but the town won't let me work there independent of them-- I'd like to do private lessons and workshops in the lake, swimming and aqua fitness. I get blank looks from insurers. Any ideas?

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You might be an open water swimmer if ...

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 03:26

timsroot said: Haydn" said:Your Speedos are still wet when you put them on.

That doesn't mean you're an open water swimmer. It means that you either don't have enough suits, or you aren't hanging them up to dry. I remember putting on wet suits for two a days when I was in high school. Fortunately, I can afford more suits now.

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The ultimate wild swim?

marathonswimmers.org - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 01:58

swimmer25k said: Matthew Webb swimming the Niagra river is the ultimate WTF swim.

He started to read his own PR.

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Nutrition and multi-day marathon swims

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 23:44

Boy, this thread lost its momentum-- nobody who has done the massive multi day swims wanted to revisit? :-)

I know, probably in other threads.

I know that going through research and such to get an idea of what to consume is out there, but often reliant on "engineered" foods which I often have problems with long term. Many artificial flavors trigger migraines, which is why I selected the foods and did for my Lake George swim. Also, I worried about lack of refrigeration and cooking, so I did try to work with the "fake foods" I found tolerable, mixed with some real foods that worked in training.

Also, I wanted to maximize my ability to lose track of time on a swim, and do fewer feed stops-- which I still think would have been fine (as it was in the first half), as that is how I normally train. I was willing to enjoy the luxury of food on demand, unlike during training swims. My problem was that I was trying too hard to keep the stops short that I didn't consume enough at each. Had I taken 2 minutes to give myself time to manage a sandwich or something usual for me, I might have been better fueled at the end, which may have saved me time in the long (long long) run.

Also, had my crew been more experienced, I'd have thrown up a few hours from the end. I didn't want to panic anyone, and I also didn't like the idea of trying that out for the first time during that swim. ;-)

So, how to go forward with this? Hmmm... I'm not a speed demon, so while I might work up an appetite on a shorter "race" swim, I'm normally happy to go 5-7 miles before stopping for any reason-- if I'm in a pool, my bladder dictates. (FUN)

Happy to share ideas! Got some?

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Guide to Swimming the Gibraltar Straits (revised)

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 20:24

I'd like some more information on this swim and the organization that runs it. I've seen a lot of conflicting information. The original guide says they start taking bookings in December for the next year, yet now it seems one has to ask for further out years. I've also seen, in an article, that you now must swim with a group.

I would like to do this swim, but don't know how to go about getting started. Did anyone do this swim this past year, or have any newer information?

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Driven: the Marathon Swimming Documentary

marathonswimmers.org - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 15:55

Thanks for sharing! this is inspirational for me!

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Havenwedstrijd Breskens

Netherlands Open Water Web - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 19:14
Datum: zaterdag, 4 augustus, 2018 (Hele dag)

Tijdens de visserijfeesten 2018, gaan de Zeeuwen weer rondje in de haven zwemmen.

wedstrijd (event) NED-KNZBBreskens - NEDKNZB-regio-ZL
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Eerste Open Water Event in Maastricht

Netherlands Open Water Web - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 15:32

Mede dankzij een startsubsidie van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Zwembond wordt komende zaterdag bij Fun Valley het eerste Maastrichtse Open Water Event georganiseerd. Recreanten, triathleten en wedstrijdzwemmers kunnen in het grindgat starten op afstanden van 1 of 3 kilometer.

Lees het artikel en bekijk de foto @ RTV Maastricht

Internationaal nieuwswedstrijd (event) NED-KNZB
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Ganzetrek 46ste editie

Netherlands Open Water Web - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:35
Datum: zaterdag, 1 september, 2018 (Hele dag)

Zaterdag 1 september 2018 staat de 46ste Ganzetrek weer op de planning.

OW organiserenWilhelminadorp (Goes - De Ganzetrek) - NED
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50+ Master team levert top prestatie met dubbele IJsselmeeroversteek

Netherlands Open Water Web - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 10:43

Afgelopen zondag 17 september hebben Bob de Vries, Jan Brink, Johan Remmits en Jo-an Mudde de dubbele IJsselmeeroversteek in estafettevorm gedaan. Met coach Astrid de Vries en adviezen van coordinator Marcel van der Togt legden dit 50+ Master team het trajekt Medemblik-Stavoren-Medemblik af in een recordtijd van 9 uur en 46 minuten.

De lage temperaturen in September en overvloedige regenval in Noord Nederland in de laatste weken, zorgden voor een temperatuur van het Ijsselmeer water van onder de 15 graden, waardoor er gekozen werd om met wetsuit te zwemmen, en per half uur te wisselen.

Deze taktiek en de vaste hand van schipper Miloe Blankers van de Rolling stone zorgden mede voor de recordtijd en een hoogtepunt voor de zwemmers als mooie afsluiting van het open water seizoen.

Het laatste stuk in de haven van Medemblik werd gezamelijk afgelegd.

Nederlands nieuwsmarathonsestafetteHet Kanaal en/of andere oversteken
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