Australia & Oceania

Kurrawa's golden glow at Ausie Surf Titles

The original article is posted (with picture) on Hanson Media Group since April 9, 2011

April 9: Host club Kurrawa gave the DHL Australian Surf Life Saving Championships a golden glow today with Phil Clayton, Ky Hurst and the club's under 23 men's surf boat crew all claiming memorable victories.

7.8 K Swim Across Robben Island To Blouberge, South Africa

When Laxmi (Mother) and Chandra (Aunty) first mentioned about their daughter/niece Miss Tejas’s inclination to swim across Robben Island; my only concern was cold water. Tejas (13 years) a student of 8th grade is resident of Mumbai city and Mumbai swimmers literally swims in ‘boiling water’ compare to other parts of India and world. So we prepared her by putting ice in small pool and her bath tube. Surprisingly, she was quite comfortable with the cold. Whatever doubts we had were vanished after her first training session at Clifton 4th beach in Cape Town.

News from New Zealand: Ocean Swim Series

This news letter was received on April 6, 2011 @ 06.58

Brave kids 'conquer' Cook Strait for big bucks

The full article by Adam Roberts is on NelsonMail (with picture) since 13:00 04/04/2011

In a marathon effort yesterday, a group of Tahunanui School students swam the equivalent of the width of Cook Strait, in an effort to raise money for a new school pool.

News from New Zealand: Ocean Swim Series

This news letter was received on March 31, 2011 @ 03.40

Swell time for distance swimmers

The original article by Peter Gibbs is posted (with picture) on Nelson Mail since 12:57 29/03/2011

Lionel Padial, 45, and his daughter Jenna, 16, stepped ashore at Tahunanui Beach on Saturday after what the Nelson swim coach described as "the most demanding thing I've ever done".

Ryan And Webby Smash Star-studded Fields At Mount Ocean Swim

The original article is posted (with picture) on Voxy since Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 10:58

Phillip Ryan smashed the field to win the latest round of the State Ocean Swim Series at Mount Maunganui today, in the process picking up his first ever victory in the series while Charlotte Webby was even more emphatic in the women's race as she extended her overall lead in the nationwide open water swim series.

Mount swim moved to calmer spot

The original article is posted on The Daily Post since 28th March 2011

Heavy swells and surf at Mount Maunganui main beach forced organisers of the State Ocean Swim Series to move Saturday's 2.6km race to the calmer waters of Pilot Bay.

Murrysville man sets out to conquer 'Ocean's Seven'

The original article by Paul Paterra is posted (with picture) on Pittsburg Tribune-Review since Saturday, March 26, 2011

After successfully swimming the English Channel in July, Darren Miller wanted to plunge into the next challenge.

The Delmont man wants to be the first to complete "Ocean's Seven. "