Top swimmers sign up for Marathon Swim World Series Doha

The FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series Doha 2020 is set for exciting action as many star athletes have signed up for the season-opening meet, which will be held at scenic Katara Beach on February 15.
The Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) has finalised the entry list of competitors for the highly-anticipated meet of the 10km circuit, which includes a total of 136 swimmers (82 male and 53 female athletes) from 34 countries.

I swam 31 rivers in 31 days and survived, but we need a clean-up

Millions swim in open water and outdoor pools in the UK and we must press for better water standards

Why would you even want to swim in a UK river? It’s cold, it’s a bit mucky and yes, it comes with risk.

I may well die of some hideous waterborne flesh-eating virus that entered the water on the wing of a migrating bird, but I love river swimming.

From the Northumberland coast to swimming in Antarctica - Alnwick swimmer's epic challenge

Jane Hardy is used to the cold while swimming off the Northumberland coast, but why she's raising the bar by braving even colder waters

Open water swimmer Jane Hardy has learned to cope with the cold during her daily dips off the Northumberland coast.

The 53-year-old, who lives near Alnwick, puts in a swim of around a kilometre on her forays from her favourite beach.

Doha to kick off FINA Marathon Swim World Series 2020

Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) will organise the first meet of the FINA /CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2020, which will see participation of world's best long-distance swimmers at Doha's stunning Katara Beach on February 15.

Lack of cold temperatures felt within Doncaster's ice swimming community this winter

Chris Hill explores the link between climate change and the warmer than average rivers and lakes around Doncaster stopping his ambition of achieving an ice mile.

Explorer trains in Stratford to prep for 30-mile swim through freezing temperatures

International explorer and Discovery Channel host Justin Fornal is determined to conquer a 30-mile ice water swim with help from the Beardsley zoo.

"So, I’m going to attempt to do the first swim from Canada Greenland across the Nares Strait," Fornal explained while training in Stratford Sunday morning.

2019 WOWSA Award Winners Announced

The 2019 WOWSA Awards winners are selected by the public in a global online poll where one vote is allowed by one computer/one person. A total of 63,583 votes were inputted and determined the following winners:

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!

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