Australia & Oceania

Pool champ hopes to hold on to her togs in the sea

The original article by Murray Hills is posted (with picture) on Taranaki Daily News since 07:47 03/02/2011

Taranaki's Charlotte Webby will be hitting the beach this weekend.

But the champion pool swimmer will not be lining up in the annual Flannagan Cup open water swim at New Plymouth's Ngamotu Beach on Sunday morning.

Records set to tumble at Brighton Jetty Classic

The original article by Alice Monfries is posted (with picture) on Gaurdian Messenger since 2 Feb 11 @ 06:53am

A RECORD number of swimmers are expected to hit the beach this weekend, for the annual Brighton Jetty Classic open water swim.

Cole Classic... here we go again...

The original blog is posted on partnersite Oceanswims since Monday, January 31, 2011

The Cole Classic is this weekend, the third outing of this event under the ownership of Fairfax Meeja. And we expect to be welcoming a whole lot of new ocean swimmers as a result, and that's terrific. But every year, we have a whinge about how we believe Fairfax Meeja diss the ocean swimming community, and every year, we get the odd few people whingeing back at us for our whingeing in the first place.

Pool still Shane's goal

The original article by JOHN GRECO is posted (with picture) on The Many Daily since 2 Feb 09 @ 02:41pm

FRESHWATER swimmer Shane Cross has ruled out a permanent switch to compete in open water events despite a sensational win in the Cole Classic on Sunday.

The talented 20-year-old beat home a field of more than 4000 swimmers to win the main 2km event at Shelly Beach.

Rowe excited by challenge

The original article by DOMINIC BOSSI is posted on Moonee Vally Weekly since 29 Jan, 2011 03:00 AM

WITH almost $500,000 raised and more than 4600 registered competitors, the Cole Classic is set for its most successful instalment yet. The two-kilometre open-water swim from Shelly Beach to Manly Beach on February 6 is not only the longest of its kind in Australia, but also the world's largest in terms of registered entrants.

Swimming New South Wales Board of Directors approved their TOWS' Water Temperature Policy

The Swimming New South Wales Board of Directors approved the Swimming New South Wales’ Technical Open Water Swimming Committee Water Temperature Policy.

Australia's largest ocean swim to fund swimming carnival for children with disability

The original article by mcm northcott is posted (with picture) on StreetCorner since 28/01/2011

Ben Jackson, will take on thousands of swimmers in Australia’s largest ocean swim, The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic, to provide children with disability the opportunity to compete in an accessible swimming carnival.

Ben Jackson is currently in training for the 1km swim, starting at Shelley and finishing at Manly Beach, which will take place on Sunday, 6 February.

Defender Radford faces top line up in capital

The original article by Greg Taipari is posted (with picture) on The Daily Post since 28th January 2011

Kane Radford will look to defend his Wellington Harbour open water title when he takes on some of Australasia's best swimmers.

Tomorrow, the Rotorua swimmer competes in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, which returns to Wellington for the State Capital Classic, race three of the six-race series.

Leading distance swimmers in special training camp

The original article is posted on InfoNews since 25 January 2011, 5:30PM

New Zealand’s leading endurance swimmers, led by Commonwealth Games medallist Gareth Kean, are in a special training camp in Auckland this week.

Twenty-two of the country’s best long distance and endurance swimmers and their coaches are part of the Swimming New Zealand camp under the direction of High Performance Centre coach Mark Regan.

Message from New Zealand: OceanSwim series

This News Lettre was send on Januari 24, 2011