Great Britain /UK

Swimmers In The Snow Take Plum Pudding Plunge

The original article by Angela Barnes is posted (with video) on Sky News since 4:45pm UK, Saturday December 04, 2010

Actress and writer Jessica Hynes was among swimmers who braved the freezing temperatures to plunge into icy waters for the sake of tradition.

YeAABA NEW YEARS Dook 2011,Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Great Britain

Saturday, 1 January, 2011 - 12:30

This year's "dook" will start promptly at 1:30pm with all participants registering at the YeAABA Clubhouse, Beach Crescent, Broughty Ferry before assembling at the top of the slipway. 

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5# UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2011, Tooting Bec Lido, Great Britain

Saturday, 22 January, 2011 (All day)

Cold Water Swimming Championships 2011

Tooting Bec Lido, London, 22 January 2011

The UK Cold Water Swimming Championships have been held at Tooting Bec Lido since 2006. It is a unique swimming event featuring competition, cold, fun and bravery in an historic and picturesque setting. Join us in 2011 and jump in!

Suffolk Swimmer Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame

The original article is posted (with picture) on Suffolk Sport since 12.11.2010

Mike Read, Suffolk's very own King of the Channel has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame alongside Olympic greats Ian Thorpe and Lenny Krayelburg

Watch The Julie Bradshaw International Medley Relay via YouTube Online

film on youtube since Fri, 12 Nov 2010

An international Medley Relay involves 4 swimmers in order of

1/ Backstroke - SUSAN RACTLIFFE
2/ Breaststroke — PETE MAY
3/ Butterfly -- JULIE BRADSHAW
4/ Front Crawl -- KIM OWEN

Each swimmer swims for exactly one hour in turn. No-one has ever swum a medley across the English Channel before. A first!

O.S.S. December Dip, London, Great Britain

Saturday, 4 December, 2010 - 09:00 to 12:00

OSS December Dip 2010
Saturday 4th December 2010
60 metres

The OSS December Dip - on the first Saturday of every December - is now gaining something of a cult following, with 240 swimmers last year.
It's back for 2010, with some brilliant speakers, a hot tub, cold plunge, ginger wine & mingling, and the kind of good time you can lunch off for at least the rest of the day.  Buy your tickets now!!

Ferry firm pours cold water on Channel swimmers

The original article is posted on Romney Marsh Times since Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Channel ferry operator has called for stronger controls on cross-Channel swimming because too many people are now attempting the 21 mile sea crossing.

The Guardian newspaper has reported that the Danish company DFDS, which runs a ferry service between Dover and Dunkirk, wants the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to oversee swims instead of the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation and the Channel Swimming Association.

Swimmers have been attempting the crossing since Captain Matthew Webb made the first crossing in 1875 but since comedian David Williams swam it for charity the numbers have increased dramatically to the point where the ferry firm believes an accident may now happen.

Lewis Gordon Pugh comments on rumor on banning Channel swimming

The original article is posted on Lews Pugh Posterious since November 3, 2010

French authorities to ban English Channel swim...

I have been inundated with e-mails concerning news that the French are considering banning swimming across the English Channel. What are my views?

Ferry firm in Channel swimming call

The original; article is posted (with picture) on Belfast Telegraph since Monday, 1 November 2010

A ferry company has called for better regulation of cross-Channel swimmers because the endurance sport is growing so quickly.

DFDS, which runs a service from Dover to Dunkirk, said the rise in the number of those crossing the Channel was raising safety concerns.

The company wants the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to take over the running of the swims in the world's busiest shipping lane from two organisations, the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation (CS&PF) and the Channel Swimming Association.

On a BBC Inside Out programme to be shown on Monday night, French coastguards also said they would like to see the activity banned.

Michael Read Reaches The Hall Of Fame

The original article by Steven Munatones is posted on partnersite The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Friday, November 6, 2010