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WOWSA new owner website

Dear registered user.

This website has changed ownership after 11 years.
Richard and I are quitting. It is costing us too much time keep the website updeted without help.
The new owner is WOWSA.

We expect WOWSA will continue the website wit new effort and we (Richard, Niek and Gertjan) will stay on as supporters and perhaps frequent posters on the website.

IJsselmeer Zwemmarathon Honored By The Hall Of Fame

50 years of history – 50 years of organizing one of the world’s most well-known marathon swims – 50 years of challenge and greatness were recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame that will induct the famed IJsselmeer Zwemmarathon as an Honor Contributor – Organization.

Registration 3# Amstel Ice Swim open

Amstel Ice Swim

The Amstel Ice Swim is organized in the last weekend of the year in the city centre of Amsterdam.

The Amstel Ice Swim originated from the idea of Fergil Hesterman who wanted to make his sport known to a wider audience. In 2017, Fergil achieved the 4th place at the world championships in Germany. After this he wanted more people to come into contact with his sport. What better way to do this than to organize a competition.

3# Amstel Ice Swim

Date: 
Saturday, 28 December, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 29 December, 2019 (All day)

Amstel Ice Swim

The Amstel Ice Swim is organized in the last weekend of the year in the city centre of Amsterdam.

Weertman, Bridi win FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Chun'an

Rio Olympic champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands and Arianna Bridi of Italy snatched titles at the ninth and last stop of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series here in Chun'an county of China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

Dutch Olympic champion completes 195-kilometer charity swim

On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a famous Dutch speedskating race, to raise money for cancer research.

Maarten’s 200 km swimtrip

This time my blog is in English. There is a numerous amount of publicity in Dutch about Maarten van der Weijden’s second try to swim nonstop 200 km, but in English not too much. So I am planning to give updates about this extreme long swimtrip along 11 cities in the Netherlands.

Superman Of The Open Water World At It Again

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands last year, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Maarten van der Weijden generated over €5 million euros in his 11 city charity swim – called the Elfstedentocht Swim or the Eleven Cities Swim.

Taking on the ultimate challenge

The whole of the Netherlands rallied around one man and his ultimate challenge in late August: TV and radio, newspapers and the social media turned the spotlight on Olympic swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden. To raise money for cancer research, he had set himself the extreme goal of swimming the Elfstedentocht route – a 200-kilometer-long speed skating race considered by many to be the ultimate Dutch sports event. His heroic efforts raised a record amount of over 5 million euros.

Aruba Open Water Winter Championship

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 07:00

For the winter championships we will be swimming the following events: 1-3-5 km

For the 1 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
8- 12 female-male
13 and older “ “

For the 3 km event the following categories will participate for prizes:
12 – 13 years female-male
14 and older “ “

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