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Global Swim Series and ÖTILLÖ Swimrun sign partnership agreement

The Global Swim Series and the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series have signed a cross-marketing partnership agreement.

The Global Swim Series (GSS), which is the largest swim series in the world, have held discussions with the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series, the largest Swimrun organization and founder of the sport.

South African Cameron Bellamy Completes Longest Channel Swim in History

South African endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy has just completed the longest channel swim in history – across 150km of open ocean! It took him 57 hours of continuous swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

Udaipur girl sets new English Channel record

16-year-old Gaurvi Singhvi youngest open water swimmer to cross it in 13 hours

Gaurvi Singhvi (16) from Udaipur has made India proud by becoming the world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross the English Channel in 13 hours and 26 minutes last month.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swim Nears Conclusion

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte seeks to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean.

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will complete his Vortex Swim to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean on Saturday, 31 August.

Brighton swimming teacher marks 10 years of taking people from ‘pool to pier’

A Brighton swimming teacher is celebrating 10 years of taking people from “pool to pier” with a series of events including a reunion and a beach clean.

Paul Smith, founder of the Brighton Swimming School, based at the Brighton Swimming Centre, in Eastern Road, in Kemp Town, started the Pool to Pier courses in 2009.

Balanced Front Quadrant Swimming

How do athletes swim balanced in the water?  Some might think that balanced swimming means the right arm enters the water as the left arm exits: but that would be incorrect.  Experienced freestyle swimmers have one arm entering the water as the other arm passes through the mid-phase of the stroke.  As the entering arm extends forward, the pulling arm completes the second half of the pull phase.  Then as the entering arm begins to move backward executing the pull, the other arm exits the water.  A visual example

Ice Swimming: The Coolest Sport Around

Swimming is a cool summer activity, right? For many the image of paradise is being surrounded by a cloud of sunscreen while lazing by the ocean or pool before slipping into the water to escape the sweltering heat. However, competitive swimmers are very in-touch with the reality that swimming waits for no kind of weather, no matter the time of year (well, unless there’s lightning).  

5 Ways Wild Swimming Could Boost Your Mental Health

It’s long been hailed by evangelists as a serious life tonic, but now a study by the British Medical Journal has proven the positive impact that wild swimming can have on our mental health.

Open water swimming is a lesson in endurance, resiliency, and gratefulness

Betsy Medalla, the masters swim coach and the country’s foremost advocate of the sport, talks about training specifically for the great outdoors—and how being grateful can calm fears and nerves.

Betsy Medalla has a curious way of describing her path into open water swimming.

“I was thrown into it, actually,” she says.

While most people would balk at the idea of being “thrown into” a sport that has the words “open water” attached to it, Medalla flourished.

Team GB's only black swimmer: 'I understand why girls would quit over their hair'

"I vividly remember a black girl saying at training that the reason black girls don't swim is because of their hair.

"I was about 12 or 13 at the time and had never thought of the idea of hair stopping you from swimming. Now that I am older I can fully understand why someone would quit over their hair."

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