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Federico Vanelli and Arianna Bridi Win First FINA Open Water World Cup

Swimmers from Italy controlled operations in the first leg of the 2017 circuit of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held in Patagones-Viedma (ARG), by taking gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s race. On February 4, Federico Vanelli was the best among men, winning in 1:57:02.42, while Arianna Bridi was the fastest in the women’s field, touching home in 2:11:30.42.

aQuellé Midmar Mile 2017

Each year the Midmar Mile draws thousands of competitors, from serious international athletes and Olympic medallists to purely recreational swimmers.   In 2009 the event, in which 13 755 competitors finished the race, was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest open water swimming event.

Muslim 'Burkini Babes' compete in their first beach swimming race - after founding group to defy criticism of their controversial swimwear

A group of Muslim women have reclaimed their freedom by participating in a world- first ocean race at Sydney's Maroubra beach while wearing the burkini.

The Burkini Babes group prepared for months in advance for the south Maroubra swimming event on Sunday morning, SBS News reported. 

Women sporting the burkini have been the subject of verbal warnings by police, abuse from onlookers and sparked an international debate.

Video from Burghausen

Auf Nachfrage haben wir hier auch noch einen Video-Mitschnitt bei Dunkelheit, mit Flutlicht, der Damen und Herren und jeder Menge Schnee.

Vielen Dank an Wolfgang und seine Crew, der uns diese Zusammenschnitte kostenlos zur Verfügung stellt.

https://youtu.be/k839HCXY1uM

Greamy Sutton on Facebook

While we, Swim on the Wild Side, have been on holiday in Spain doing a recce for further tours and enjoying the winter sun. On our return to the Lake District, enthused by the response to our Monsters Swim in August (monstersswim.co.uk), we are now faced with the wonderful problem of where our clients would like to go next. At present we have our European 4x4x4=1 in June, several smaller one day activities and a couple of guided length of Windermere swims planned for the forthcoming months. If you are planning a holiday in the Lake District then one of our prearranged swims may be of interest, or maybe something completely different. We would love to hear your suggestions, either by posting below or by email through our website (swimwildside.com). Thank you.

Argentina to Host First 10k Open Water World Cup of the Season Feb 4th

This Saturday 18 men and 20 women will embark on the first leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swim World Cup (MSWC) in Patagones-Viedma, Argentina.

Similar to the short course meters (25m) FINA World Cup that runs from the end of the summer through late fall and spans 9 cities, the 10km Open Water World Cup spans 7 cities and 4 continents and will run until October and its conclusion in Hong Kong.  Like the FINA World Cup (25m), prize money is awarded to the top finishers in each race, with prizes awarded for the first 8 finishers in both men’s and women’s fields.  

The ice men (and women) cometh!

The problem with hypothermia is that you don’t realise you’ve got it until it’s too late. As the blood is quickly drawn to the vital organs to keep them alive, you first lose coordination, then consciousness, then you die.

That’s if you’re not dead already. The biggest risk of subjecting the body to frigid temperatures – such as open fresh water of five degrees Celsius, or less – is a heart attack. Either way, not many people would survive longer than three quarters of an hour.

Only this Saturday morning, off the very cold shore of Lough Dan in the Wicklow Mountains, 16 people will subject themselves to those exact conditions, wearing nothing more than standard swimming togs, a cap, and goggles: they’ll swim for a mile, and provided the water stays at five degrees Celsius, or less, and they survive within 45 minutes, they’ll be rewarded with the title of International Ice Mile Swimmer.

Glasgow locks down return of world's toughest open water adventure race

The icy-cold waters of the Forth & Clyde Canal will host the return of Red Bull Neptune Steps next month, as the toughest open-water adventure race lands back in Glasgow for its third consecutive year.

Red Bull Neptune Steps, which takes place on Saturday March 18, challenges endurance athletes in an adventure race like no other.

Making a splash: cold water swimming

There’s something for everyone at the cold water swimming championships at the lido in Tooting, south London: medals for the fastest, an award for the best hat and a mass jump-in in aid of Crisis, the homelessness charity.

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