Australia & Oceania

Dickson, 57, laps up Taupo challenge

The original article by Greg Taipari is posted (with picture) on The Daily Post since 15th February 2011

Pam Dickson is the first to admit she is not a natural swimmer but once she gets into the water there is no stopping her.

Tomorrow, she hopes to be the oldest person to swim Lake Taupo. It has been two years in the planning but the 57-year-old can almost taste it.

Peak fitness conquers tide

The original article is by Iain Hyndman posted (with picture) on Wanganui Cronicle since 11th February 2011

Self-employed Taranaki builder Darren Grey revelled in the conditions to emerge first out of the water in the NZ Masters Games open water swim in the Whanganui River.

Mid-season sees talent emerge

The original article by PETER GIBBS is posted on NelsonMail since 13:00 11/02/2011

It's a lovely stage of the season in the Port Nelson Summer Sea Swim Series. The weather is a little more settled, swimmers have got into their routine and the competition is hot.

Crowds flock to jetty classic

The original article by Alice Monfries is posted (with picture) on Guardian Messenger since 9 Feb 11 @ 07:01am

A RECORD crowd flocked to the beach on Sunday (February 8) for the annual Brighton Jetty Classic open water swim.

No sightings of Thorpe but Lauterstein drops the mic to make a splash

The original article by Daniel Lewis is posted (with many pictures) on Sidney Morning Herald since February 7, 2011

THERE was some light-hearted rumour mongering yesterday that Ian Thorpe could do some ocean swimming in The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic as part of his competitive comeback.

Staal leads ocean swim winners

The original article by Roselyn Monroyo is posted (with picture) on SaipanTribune since Monday, February 07, 2011

Tsunami Swimming Center Saipan's Kai Staal defeated teammate Kensuke Kimura in a sprint finish to lead winners of yesterday's 33rd Saipan Swim Club Ocean Swim.

First across line Legg 'gutted' to be disqualified

The original article by MURRAY HILLS is posted (with picture) on Taranaki Daily News since 05:00 07/02/2011

Open water swimming rookie Nigel Legg blitzed the field in the annual Flannagan Cup swim at New Plymouth's Ngamotu Beach yesterday.

But the celebrations were shortlived.

The art of open-water swimming

The original article by Dominic Bossi is posted (with picture) on Sydney Morning Herald since February 5, 2011

The Cole Classic's longest-serving swimmer believes the event is not just a race but an icon of Sydney. Peter Joseph, 69, competed in the first Cole Classic in 1983, and believes the event holds a significance to the city well beyond its primary goal.

Mates gather to help Aidan

The original article by Carleen Frost is posted on The Manly Daily since 4 Feb 11 @ 05:40pm

THEY’RE the schoolboys who won the hearts of complete strangers when they promised to stand by their young mate as he battled an aggressive brain tumour.

Swimming with orca

The original article by Peter Gibbs is posted on Nelson Mail since 13:00 04/02/2011

The stage was set for one of the more pleasant swims of the summer in the Port Nelson Summer Sea Swim Series last night.

It was a warm evening, flat water, no current to speak of – and then the orca came.