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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.

Racers Elite take the water

PRESS RELEASE – From April 6th – 10th, the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre hosted the 18th Annual RHAC Invitational Swim Meet. All of the local clubs came out in full force to represent in this regional contest.

Racers Elite Swim Club participated with a total of 30 swimmers, many of which are seasoned swimmers and well known names.

With a total of 8 new swimmers, Racers placed 7th out of the 25 regional teams that participated. Earning a total of 331 points the team, who’s home to Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre, also earned 23 medals. Gaining 8 golds, 9 silver, and 6 bronze Racers Elite couldn’t be more proud.

The team had it stars, while recognizing the need for further technical development. In the 9-10 boys, Therron Herelle tied for 3rd in that age group with Jayson Sandy from Black Sands Swim Squad (St Vincent). Therron also set a new meet record in the 200M Back!

Brandon Eugene also was in the top 10 for the same age group. The 11-12 girls saw Jorja Mederick rank 8th out of 23 girls.

Likewise, the boys had Shaquil Flavius place 8th and Kenai D’Auvegne place 9th for the 11-12 age group. Omar Alexander with a whopping 69 points, was the champion for the 15 & Over males out of 23 contenders. Besides setting 2 meet records in the 50M Freestyle and 50 M Butterfly, Omar won the Sprint Challenge .

But this wasn’t it for Racers Elite Swim Club.

On Monday, April 10th, RHAC Invitational hosted it’s 1st Annual Open Water swim meet with the support of St Lucia Yacht Club at Reduit Beach. Racers didn’t go without representation. Jorja Mederick, Brandon Eugene, Kenai D’Auvegne and Felix Frederick all represented the club in the 1K Open Water event.

The small group represented well by completing the 1K in between 19 mins and 22 mins.

Satisfied with their times, Dr. Diane Worrell, Head Coach of Racers Elite, stated during the club’s medal and ribbon presentation those who participated in the Open Water should feel accomplished as they don’t train specifically for this type of swimming.

Going forward, Racers Elite look to continue growth and development in technical skills to increase their exposure in both local and regional meets.

Auckland Marathon Swim, a Challenging Finale in New Zealand

The GSS season is wrapping up. This weekend was the last race of the season in New Zealand and the 2nd last of the whole series. There were some crucial points up for grabs and more to be won next weekend at the Pacific Championships in Australia. The Auckland Marathon Swim was a great finale for an exciting year of swimming in New Zealand, giving swimmers a challenging 10km to compete in. The weather in Auckland during the week before the Marathon swim saw a cyclone come through and significant rains and flooding. Fortunately again the weather gods played their part and the day saw a gentle 10-15 knot North-westerly causing more issues for the kayaker than the swimmers.

The 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, A Major Fundraiser For NPS, Set For May 28

Date: 
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 (All day)

ST. JOHN — Imagine the Caribbean sun, azure water, white sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs that await competitors as they swim through the pristine Virgin Islands National Park Service (NPS) waters. Described by Swimming World Magazine as “the most beautiful open water swim in the world”, the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim — set for May 28 on St. John, according to a release NPS issued Monday — was recently ranked in the top 20 on two reputable open water swimming websites.

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