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The addictive magic of swimming in the sea in winter: 'It’s life affirming'

Thrill of cold water is an electrifying thought for an increasing number of Irish sea-swimmers

Visit any popular coastal location at the height of summer in Ireland, and you are likely to see people of all ages in the water. But when summer comes to a grinding halt, most people stay well out of the sea for another year, thinking it too cold, too dangerous and too much effort.

Ice Swimming Hallstättersee

Date: 
Saturday, 14 December, 2019 (All day)

Ice Swimming Hallstättersee
Sat, 14 Dec 2019

ENTRY STATUS:OPEN
Event Venue:Obertraun
Country:Austria

Samstag, 14. Dezember 2019

Silbersee-Ice-Cup

Date: 
Saturday, 7 December, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 8 December, 2019 (All day)

Silbersee-Ice-Cup
Sat, 7 Dec 2019 - Sun, 8 Dec 2019

ENTRY STATUS:OPEN
Event Venue:Silbersee Langenhagen
Country:Germany
Event Distances:9 distances

8 of the toughest swim challenges in the world

From freezing lakes to choppy oceans and, erm, a desert, here are eight gruelling aquatic endurance trials for any swimmer looking for a big test.

The New Zealand Ocean Swim Series is Back in Action this GSS Season

It’s been an eventful season so far for the Global Swim Series and now we’re just starting to head into the action in the Southern Hemisphere.  In particular New Zealand has a bunch of swims coming up on the schedule and we should see the kiwis make a real push to the top of the GSS leaderboard.

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.

River Labe CZ 5th Anniversary Ice Swim

Date: 
Sunday, 1 December, 2019 (All day)

River Labe CZ 5th Anniversary Ice Swim

Wild swimming: The best places to swim in the United Kingdom

Open water or wild swimming is on the increase in the UK: more than 4.1 million people swam in lakes, lochs, rivers, and seas between November 2017 and 2018, according to the Sport England Active Lives survey.

Speaking on White Wine Question Time, podcaster Stu Whiffen told host Kate Thornton that he’s a big wild swimming fan.

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