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Moline’s Frederiksen wins open water title; sets sights on swimming English Channel

MOLINE--Following the conclusion of coaching his third high-school boys' and girls' swimming season, Moline native and graduate Craig Frederiksen has taken on what he says will be his biggest challenges yet as a swimmer.

Frederiksen, 31, was the top male finisher in his age group at the U.S. Masters Swimming Marathon Distance Open Water National Championships -- a seven-mile swim around the Lido Key in Sarasota, Fla., on April 22. Frederiksen completed his swim in 2:28.20, a pace of 21.11 minutes per mile, to win the 30-34 age group. He also finished second overall.

First session of Felixstowe open water swimmers season sees 60 people brave rough sea

The Felixstowe Swimscapes Open Water Swimming group members met in the coastal town at 1pm, with people of all ages taking part.

Monday marked five years since the launch of the group, which meets on Saturday at 10.30am and on Monday at 6pm during their season.

Seamus Bennett, group organiser, said: “It was very rough and lots of people got knocked over, but it was a good day.

Open Water Festival still has strong following

After competing in the Open Water Nationals at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Stephanie Peacock talks about her chances in the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials this coming week in Omaha, Nebraska.

When Southwest Florida organizers lost the Open Water Nationals this year, they wondered about how many swimmers they’d get for this weekend’s Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.

The answer is a lot.

Gambia set for 7th Regional Open Water Swimming championship

The 7th Edition of the National Open Water Swimming Championship organised by the Gambia Swimming Association is scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 May 2017 in Barra, North Bank Region at 11am.

The swimming race will be contested in two categories; 1.5KM for the junior swimmers and 3KM for the seniors. Scholarships will be awarded to the best junior swimmers at the end of the championship. 

First Tasmanian to swim English Channel celebrates 10th Anniversary with 10k swim in Scots Loch

Swimming 10k is nothing for elite swimmer Anne Steele. She spent her last holiday swimming from island to island in the Maldives where the water is 29 degrees and clear. In Loch Earn in the highlands of Scotland the water is a pitch-black 13 degrees. Anne's main problem is finding water in Tasmania that is cold enough. Listen as she outlines her training plan (including lying in ice baths) and shares the connection this swim has with her late Father.

Swanley mother and daughter win free places in iconic Thames Open Water Swim

A mother and daughter from Swanley have won a national competition, in conjunction with This Girl Can, to swim a mile in the Thames at The Henley Mile, an open water swimming event to be held on a beautiful stretch of the river in Oxfordshire on 9th July 2017.

Jacquie Yeoman (47) from Swanley entered the competition as a challenge, after she and her daughter Megan (15) had started swimming regularly together to relieve the pressures of work and GCSEs. Although she only entered herself, Henley Swim - the organisers of the competition extended the offer of a place to her daughter as well, and were delighted when Megan agreed to take it up.

Competitors Post Fast Times at the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on Earth Day

Jay Eckert, 30, of Sarasota, Florida was the Overall Champion at the 2017 Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on Earth Day Saturday, posting a time that ranks as the 6th fastest in the race’s 20-year history.  After opening an early lead, he was able to maintain the advantage all day and eventually made it to the finish line one hour before the rest of the field of competitors.  Eckert represents the Sarasota Sharks swim team, and is Manager of Business Development for United States Masters Swimming.

The Overall Female Champion was Heather Roka, 31, from Ft. Myers, Florida.  She overcame early adversity and cruised to the finish line and finishing in 11 hours, 16 minutes.   A brisk headwind challenged the competitors early in the race, as Roka’s coach, Alexis Price, navigated and cheered from her escort powerboat after being forced from the water due to kayak malfunctions.

Macarine successfully swims Dumaguete to Siquijor

DESPITE the strong current, open-water swimmer Ingemar Macarine managed to complete the 24-kilometer swim from Dumaguete City to San Jose, Siquijor last Wednesday. “This is the most difficult swim ever that it crossed my mind several times to abandon this swim,” said the lawyer and triathlete Macarine after completing his 27th open water swim in the country.

Macarine to swim from Dumaguete to Siquijor

LAWYER Ingemar Macarine resumes his clarion call to clean our oceans and seas as sets to swim the rough seas that connect Siquijor Island and Dumaguete City today.

If successful, this will be the 26th successful open water swim for the 29-year old lawyer and environmentalist who is fondly called the Pinoy Aquaman.

His most recent swim was from Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos in Southern Leyte. He covered the 13-kilometer distance in four hours and 34 minutes.

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