New record in monster swim at Loch Ness set by swimmers from Hong Kong and Czech Republic

A DISTANCE swimmer from Hong Kong has led a team to set a new unofficial record for a four-person relay swim of Loch Ness.

Experienced ice water swimmer Chun Kong Mak and his three Czech team-mates completed the 23 miles from Fort Augustus to Lochend in 11 hours and 38 minutes.

Argentine looks to make history with English Channel swim

Should he cross the English Channel, Matías Ola will become the first Argentine to achieve the so-called 'Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.' Here's why he's doing it.
As Matías Ola looked out over the English Channel this week, just one day of calm seas lay between him and an astounding achievement.

A 17-mile race around a lake? You must be crazy

With a little help from her family and friends, Ottery's Fiona Taylor braves the marathon 17-mile swim around Italy's beautiful Lago d'Orta

After spotting a small mention of the Marathon Lago d'Orta in Northern Italy in 'Outdoor Swimmer Magazine' (Christmas subscription from my husband Mark), I proceeded to Google for details. Six months later, with 17 weeks of training fitted in between working, school pickup, homework and 92 miles swum in practice behind me, I was standing on the shores of Lake d'Orta, poised, as one of 18 participants from seven countries, to race 27km (17 miles!) around the circumference of the lake.

Jellyfish force sea swim event to be called off

First Open Swim Stars' event in Nord department rescheduled for May or June 2020

Jellyfish have forced the cancellation of a popular swimming event.

Champion ice swimmer drowns in Yenisei River

Nikolay Petshak, 64, who swam from Russia to America, died in ‘accident’ in river where he carried the Olympic flame.

Petshak had been an ice swimmer for 40 years and he drowned while exercising in summer in the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk region, confirmed local sporting officials.

Wheelchair-bound woman swims length of Loch Ness

A 67-year-old paraplegic woman has battled the elements to swim the length of Loch Ness.

Rosalinda Hardiman, from Portsmouth, was left paralysed from the waist down after being diagnosed with Polio when she was six.

'I visited the new wild swimming lake at Beckenham Place Park and this is what I honestly thought'

Is there really a dangerous change of water depth?

It's probably been the most talked about piece of entertainment in Beckenham since David Bowie used to perform gigs in local pubs.

The wild swimming lake in Beckenham Place Park opened on July 20 and locals instantly flocked to enjoy the new facility.

LEN Open Water Cup: Germany’s Soeren Meissner, Leonie Beck Claim Victories

The fifth and final leg of the LEN Open Water Cup in Copenhagen offered the usual excitements for the swimmers who covered the 6K course swimming in the canals around the Danish Parliament. It ended in a double German win: Soeren Meissner was the best among the men and compatriot Leonie Beck came first in the women’s race.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swim Nears Conclusion

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte seeks to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean.

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will complete his Vortex Swim to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean on Saturday, 31 August.

ABROSIMOV, CUNHA TAKE SEVENTH LEG OF MARATHON SWIM WORLD SERIES IN OHRID

Kirill Ambrosimov (RUS) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) were the winners of the seventh leg of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, staged in Ohrid Lake, in North Macedonia, on August 28. The Russian star needed 2h00m21s8 to complete the 10km-race, while the Brazilian ace touched home for gold in 2h11m38s4.

Rick Seirer becomes oldest person to swim the Channel - and back

For a swimmer from a tiny town, Craigie's Rick Seirer now has a big reputation.

At the age of 59, Seirer has become the oldest person to complete a return crossing of the English Channel.

Turkish swimmer cross Tsugaru Strait in Japan

A Turkish swimmer completed Japan's Tsugaru Strait route, one of the world's most challenging open water swimming tracks.

Having previously lifted the several titles in national competitions in Turkey, Emre Erdoğancrossed the Tsugaru Strait on Aug. 20.

Open water swimming in Wimbledon Park Lake a 'great idea' as campaign gains momentum

A campaign calling on Merton Council to transform Wimbledon Park Lake into the borough's very own swimming hole is gaining momentum.

Earlier this year the Swim Wimbledon Park group started a petition urging the local authority to allow open water swimming in the lake.

Brighton swimming teacher marks 10 years of taking people from ‘pool to pier’

A Brighton swimming teacher is celebrating 10 years of taking people from “pool to pier” with a series of events including a reunion and a beach clean.

Paul Smith, founder of the Brighton Swimming School, based at the Brighton Swimming Centre, in Eastern Road, in Kemp Town, started the Pool to Pier courses in 2009.

N. Macedonia's lake city Ohrid to host 2019 LEN open water cup

The lake city of Ohrid, southwest of North Macedonia, will host the 2019 Open Water Cup on Sunday.

The event is organized by the European Swimming League, known as Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN) in cooperation with the North Macedonian Swimming Federation, Aleksandar Malenko, President of the Federation said at a press conference.

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