Australia & Oceania

Busselton Jetty Swim story rouses interest

The original article by Tim Carrier is posted on Bussleton Mail since 19 Jan, 2011 12:28 PM

A STORY in the Mail about the history of swims in Busselton involving our iconic jetty has stirred the memories of the community.

Several members of the public have come forward to the Mail with information about open water swimming in the region in the 1950’s.

Murphy backs away from London

The original article by Alistair McMurran is posted on Otago Daily Times on Thu, 20 Jan 2011

Bryn Murphy won his first New Zealand open water swimming title on Sunday, but does not intend pursuing his Olympic dream for London in 2012.

Kane misses 5km title by millimetres

The original article by Alison King is posted (with picture) on The Daily Post since 18th January 2011

Radford is caught by chasing pack at the finish

After racing for 5km it was the final metres that came into play as Rotorua swimmers battled to be named New Zealand's best at the national open water swimming championships.

Baker begins Olympic dream at State Insurance NZ Open Water Championships

The original article is posted on infonews since 13 January 2011, 5:36PM

Former Manawatu swimmer Cara Baker is primed to take the first steps towards the London Olympics at the State Insurance national open water championships in Taupo on Saturday.

English Channel beckons Mac

The original article by Scott Morgan is posted (with poicture) on Auckland City Harbour News @ Stuff since 05:00 12/01/2011

Auckland Grammar School student Mac Keane could face water temperatures of just 15 degrees during a 34km swim across the English Channel.

Young swimmer takes on strait

The original article by Jessica Sutton is posted (with picture) on Manawatu Standard @ Stuff since 12:00 12/01/2011

Feilding's Alex Dickson has set her sights on becoming Manawatu's youngest swimmer to cross the Cook Strait.

But not before she completes the six swim Ocean Swim Series this year.

The 14-year-old joined the Himatangi Surf Life Saving Club at the age of nine.

Open water champs: first strokes toward London Olympics

The original article is posted (with picture) on 3news since Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:28a.m.

New Zealand's leading open water swimmers take their first strokes towards the London Olympics in Taupo this weekend.

The open water stars will contest the national 10km championships on Saturday, the first step in qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.

Top swimmers do battle in Wellington

The original article is posted (with picture) on NZTV since 9:43PM Thursday January 13, 2011

Wellington harbour is set to become an open water battle field for some of Australasia's best swimmers.

The national ocean swim series returns to Wellington on January 29 in the third race of the six-race series.

Swimmers make early bid for Olympics

The original article is posted on TVNZ since 10:25AM Tuesday January 11, 201

New Zealand's leading open water swimmers take their first strokes towards the London Olympics this weekend.

The open water stars will contest the State Insurance NZ 10km Championships on Lake Taupo on Saturday which is the first stepping stone in the qualifying process for the 2012 Olympics.

News from New Zealand: Oceanswim series

This news letter was sent on January 11, 2011

 

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