1th Crossing Croatia - Italy 121 km

1 ° Crossing Croatia - Italy
Croatia- Veli Rat -- Italy- Porto Recanati 121 km
Source: nuoto.it
Crossing Croatia -- Italy
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Shark in swimming pool

source: divemagazine
original: divemagazine
date: 11 / 07 / 08

A shark was found in a swimming pool at Sydney's Cronulla beach after being swept in by a freak wave.

Good Turns vs. Flip Turns

source: 10k swimmer
original: 10k swimmer
by: Steven Munatones
date: Thursday, June 26, 2008

Around the pool deck, it is rumored that open water swimmers have bad turns. While that may be true, turns are defined differently by open water swimming community.

Great pool swimmers know how to quickly get in and out of the walls. World-class swimmers gain momentum as they streamline off the wall with maximum velocity. The incredible power of Michael Phelps and the beautiful grace of Natalie Coughlin off the walls are truly something to watch.

Do open water swimmers really have bad turns? Pool turns, maybe. What is considred a good open water turn? How are these turns executed?

There are 5 major distinctions.

Swimming In Open Water Safety Tips

source: http://www.buzzle.com

Whether you are training for a triathlon or you are just wanting to stay in shape, swimming in open water breaks the monotony of the mind-numbing lengths of a swimming pool. Open water swimming is great fun, but don't ignore your safety. Here are a few tips for swimming safely in open water.

Ocean's Seven

source: 10kSwimmer
original: 10kSwimmer
by: Steven Munatones
date: Monday, June 23, 2008

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. Successfully scaling these mountains is a mountaineering challenge attained by only the strongest. As of 2007, 198 climbers have achieved this expensive and physically demanding goal.

Open water swimming’s version of the Seven Summits is the Ocean’s Seven.

The Ocean’s Seven include (1) the Irish Channel between Ireland and Scotland, (2) the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, (3) the Moloka’i Channel between O’ahu and Moloka’i Islands in Hawaii, (4) the English Channel between England and France, (5) the Catalina Channel near Los Angeles, California, (6) the Tsugaru Channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan, and (7) the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa.

No Harm, No Foul - Reffing Open Water Swimming

Sunday, January 20, 2008
No Harm, No Foul - Reffing Open Water Swimming

Polar Swimmer Takes on Antarctica

source: about.com
original: about.com
by: ???
date: ???

Polar swimming sensation Lewis Gordon Pugh is set to tackle his toughest challenge yet - a series of three long distance swims in Antarctica in water temperatures expected to be close to freezing. Amongst other swims, Lewis Gordon Pugh was the first person to swim around North Cape in Norway, around the Cape of Good Hope, down a Norwegian fjord and across an African Great Lake. The Norwegian press often refer to him as the "Ice Bear." The British swimmer sets sail on December 11 to chase his dream of becoming the first person in the world to complete a long-distance swim in both the Arctic and in the Antarctic.

The new expedition named the British Antarctic Swimming Expedition ("BASE") comes just months after Pugh broke the record for the most northern swim in the world when he swam 1km off the Island of Spitsbergen near the North Pole.

100 years of Warrenpoint Baths marked in style

source: Mourne Observer
original: Mourne Observer
by: ???
date: June 12, 2008

SUNDAY 8 June 2008 marked the centenary of the opening of Warrenpoint Baths. To mark the occasion the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (ILDSA) organised an open water swim over a course starting at the beach at the Baths out to Gunnaway Rock and back. Warrenpoint Baths were opened on 8 June 1908 to try to establish Warrenpoint along with other “watering places” that were considered to be leaving Carlingford Lough behind as a tourist attraction.

Mumbai girl to attempt swimming feat

source: SiFi News
original: SiFi News
by: ???
date: Tuesday, 03 June , 2008, 16:04 

Mumbai: Long-distance swimmer Aakanksha Mishra is set to tread international waters when she does a double, by swimming across The English Channel and The Strait of Gibraltar in August 2008. She is the first swimmer from Asia attempting to swim the two-way across The Strait of Gibraltar.

The English Channel (UK-France) and The Strait of Gibraltar (two way, Spain-Africa-Spain) are two of the Seven Seas, which every long distance swimmer aspires to swim. She has cherished the dream to achieve this twin feat, since her early ages.

Aakanksha, 16, in January 3-4, 2007 swam the 70-km stretch from Gateway of India to Dharamtar, Alibaug and back. Since then she continued her rigorous training to conquer English Channel and The Strait of Gibraltar.

Swimmer rescued from Lough Swilly

source: BBC
original: BBC
by: ???
date: Monday, 26 May 2008 10:49 UK

A major air and sea rescue operation was launched in Lough Swilly during the weekend after a swimmer went missing off Lisfannon beach.

A support boat following the swimmer from Stragill to Fahan Marina in County Donegal lost sight of him on Friday evening.

The Irish coastguard launched a lifeboat and rescue helicopter, and local boats helped in the search.

The swimmer was found safe and well near Fahan Creek.

Joe Joyce from Lough Swilly lifeboat station said the man had been training for a long-distance swim.

"Halfway into the swim the party in the boat lost contact with the swimmer.

"He saw all the commotion, but wasn't aware it was for himself.

"Everybody acted correctly - if you're in doubt, call out the emergency services.

Swimming with monster sharks and surviving

source: OC Register
original: OC Register
by: David Whiting
date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008

International cold water swimmer Lynne Cox talks about the fatal shark attack last week and her own encounters with great whites.

The gray oblong mass below appears suddenly.

I'm swimming about 200 yards off the beach at Salt Creek, just north of Dana Point. Stupidly, I'm alone. But I need an ocean fix, and, besides, a long open water swim is what my triathlon training calls for, I've rationalized.

My body goes electric. "Flight" neurons fire. No "fight" here. Visions of "Jaws" push to my frontal cortex, reminding me my black wetsuit makes me look like a sea lion.

Shark food.

Peering through goggles, I can't see any details of the fuzzy object. It's too deep.

When Gertrude Ederle turned the tide

source: Telegraph
original: Telegraph
by: ???
date: 12:01am BST 27/04/2008

Gertrude EderleIn 1926, when 19-year-old Gertrude Ederle snatched the world record for swimming the English Channel, it was a triumph for the women's rights movement. But beneath the surface unsisterly rivalries ran deep. Gavin Mortimer reports on a forgotten heroine,

It was 8.45pm on the evening of 6 August 1926, and in the sea half a mile from the English coastline a red-capped head was just visible to the thousands of people crowded on to Kingsdown beach, six miles north-east of Dover. They all knew who it was - Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old American from New York - and they all knew that after 13½ hours in the water she was on the brink of becoming the first woman to swim the Channel.

Army night swimming in Gibraltar Bay

source: GibFocus
original: GibFocus
by: ???
date: 2008-04-21 15:02:00

Shark Attack Victim Died Among Friends

source: NBC11
original: NBC11
by: Mike Celizic
date: 6:53 am PDT April 28, 2008

The great sadness that the children of Dave Martin feel at the death of their father during a shark attack while swimming is tempered by the knowledge that he died among friends in a place that he loved.

"Every one of us is going to face our mortality one day," Jeff Martin told TODAY's Meredith Vieira on Monday, three days after his father was fatally bitten during a training swim with eight fellow members of the Triathlon Club of San Diego. "The fact he died doing what he loved to do in a place he loved surrounded by friends - if you could choose the way you're going to go, those things would be high on your list."

Abdel Latif Abu Heif dies at the age of 79 years

2008-04-22, Egypt - With Egyptian sorrow and regret I am sadly informing the swimming comunity about the death of the great swimmer ABDEL LATIF ABU HEIF last night at the age of 79.

Osama Momtaz
Deputy Director For Research,






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