For some swimmers, the pool’s too tame

At work, Newburyport’s Davis Lee is a nuclear physicist, developing equipment for particle therapy with a focus on cancer treatment. At play, Lee prefers swimming. But instead of the local YMCA pool, Lee is more likely to head to the open waters of the Atlantic.

The open ocean, said the 41-year-old Lee, is simply more real.

Syrian Refugee Who Swam to Greece Sets Sights on Olympics

This 18-year-old’s quest - and what she has overcome - will inspire you.

BERLIN—When a tiny motorboat’s engine stalled in salty, cold waters just off the shore of Turkey, the fate of the 20 refugees packed on board fell into the hands of 18-year-old Syrian Yusra Mardini. She, her sister, and a family friend were the only swimmers on board the craft that was trying to make the passage to Lesbos, Greece—a dangerous trip that has claimed countless lives. As water started filling the boat, the three women jumped out and began swimming to push the boat to Greek shores. What should have been a 45-minute trip became a harrowing physical test.

Swim in the Yugoslav Submarine Tunnels (Bunkers)

Swim in the Yugoslav Submarine Tunnels (Bunkers)

Most of you must remember the former Yugoslavia, at least from TV news. It was a union of 6 Republics formed into a Federation. Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (including the regions of Kosovo and Vojvodina).
In the year of 1991 Croatia and Slovenia became the first republics to declare independence from Yugoslavia. During the recent Balkan war (1991-2001) many of these countries were not were appealing to visit, but times have changed now. Many call know these countries as the Balkans!

book: Man VS Ocean


MAN VS OCEAN by Adam Walker

Adam Walker is not your everyday record-breaking sportsman. He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet - to swim non-stop  across seven of the world's deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks, cap and goggles.

It is not a test for the faint-hearted: swimmers face FREEZING temperatures
huge SWELLS, treacherous CURRENTS potentially DEADLY marine life
(from SHARKS to Portuguese men o' war) vomiting and BURNING off a week's calories in a single swim!

Syrian refugee swims for 7 hours to start new life in Europe

A desperate Syrian refugee has revealed how he braved massive waves and deadly currents to swim for seven hours to reach Greece from Turkey.

Ameer Mehtr explained he did not have enough money to pay smugglers to transport him to Europe after his family lost their home and were left penniless as a result of the five-year civil war ravaging his homeland.

Having previously trained with the Syrian national swimming team in the capital Damascus, Mr Mehtr realised his only chance of starting a new life in the EU was to take his chances swimming the four miles across the Aegan Sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Samos.

The refugee, whose age was not clear, spent several months preparing for the perilous crossing, training nearly every day with a swimming coach in the sea off the coast of Lebanese capital Beirut, where he had been living after fleeing Syria in May.

Sporades Swimming holidays 2015: A testimonial from a guest of SwiminGreece

Témoignage : Petit retour sur mes vacances aux Sporades avec SwiminGreece
By Marc Le Roux                

SwiminGreece is operating swimming holidays in locations of exceptional beauty in Greece. But SwiminGreece swimming holidays is also about exploring. Very calm and friendly vacations, swimming with all safety precautions adapted to each swimmer and addressed to different levels of swimming skills of the various participants, absolutely no competitive spirit, just for the fun of swimming, for exploring and also for relaxing and accompanying, for the non-swimmers.  A time to relax, to discover, a time for yourself. An opportunity to meet new people, both the other participants and the members of the great team of SwiminGreece

report: 8th MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués

The MARNATON eDreams Cup came to a close in Cadaqués bringing together over 1,100 swimmers in a day which was full of excitement
• The eighth MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués featured a 6.5km swim, a 2km swim and the MARNATON KIDS.
• One group of swimmers completed the 6.5km swim towing Jano Galán, who is suffering from ALS, achieving a historic feat in the world of open water swimming.
• One participant proposed to his girlfriend before starting their swim together.

19 K River Bhagirathi Swimming Competitions, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Master Sampanna Shelar and his Team mates from Shark Aquatics viz. Miss Varada Dharmadhikari Miss Anushka Purandare, Miss Khushi Parmar, Master Devang Shah and Master Upendra Wagh were eager to participate in 72th Edition of 19 K River Bhagirathi Swimming Marathon which is held in conjunction with 81 K World’s Longest National Competition under auspices of S.F.I. on 6th Sept. 2015.

City swimmers brave chilly Amsterdam canals

Some 20 swimmers in the Amsterdam City Swim developed signs of hypothermia during Sunday’s charity fundraising event and several were taken to hospital for checks, the fire brigade said on Sunday evening.

report: Adam Walker crossing the Bosphorus

On the 25th July, I had the great honour of hosting the 27th year of the “Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race” from Asia to Europe. I became the first host to swim the 6.5 kilometre stretch and complete another continent to continent swim. The previous celebrity hosts were pool Olympic swimmers Inge de Brujin 2014, Ian Thorpe 2013 and Mark Spitz 2012.

Following the race I then took part in a show swim, which was in promotion for another event taking place on the 100th Anzac Day. Another true honour in celebration of 100 years since the battle in Gallipoli.