Great Britain /UK

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

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

OSS December Dip 2010
Saturday 4th December 2010
60 metres

MASS HYSTERIA TAKES THEM IN, HYPOTHERMIA BROUGHT THEM OUT...
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

Channel Swimmer Michael Reed inducted in ISHOF

2010-11-05 - Ft. Lauderdale USA - The Internatonal Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHoF) has released a press statement with all inductees of 2011.

Sacre Bleu! Channel crossing damned

The original blog by Laura Winter is posted on Rogue Thoughts since Thursday, 4 November 2010

Ferry firm calls for Channel swim restrictions

The original article is posted by Johnny McDevitt on The NewsMixer since 2010/11/01

Charities and swimmers have criticised a ferry company after it called for stronger regulations on cross-Channel swimming because too many people now undertake the feat.

Danish company DFDS, which runs a 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.

"We are concerned these crossings are unregulated and growing at an expedient rate.

We would like to see it regulated by the MCA," said DFDS passenger director Chris Newey.

Britain considers channel swim ban

The original clip is posted with MP3 on PRI's The World since november 2, 2010

Since the first crossing in 1875, more than a thousand swimmers have made the journey across the English Channel. But on the urging of French coastguard officials, Britain is considering a ban. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details.

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