The ASA and RNLI are urging parents to take more responsibility for their children in open water and concerned that the message of the added dangers and difficulties of beach swimming are misunderstood by both parents and kids.
Triathlon Ireland Coach, Lynne Algar talks you through warming up for an open water swim or race along with pre-race acclimatization and start line positioning.
Former 10km open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist, Cassie Patten gives advice to three women signed up to do the 2 mile race at the Great North Swim on how to sight when open water swimming so they can swim more efficiently in a straight line.
The Official Fina World Aquatics Convention 2014 Conference Programme was held in Doha 2014 before the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Video featuring Colin Hill’s presentation on open water swimming (12m 27s)
On Sunday 12 July 2015, The Henley Mile returns to the River Thames.
The Henley Mile is a straight line downstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta boomed course.
Lifeguards, walls on which to rest, lane ropes and a shallow bottom on which to walk. It’s the absence of these and more….not to mention the immutable superiority of nature that makes open water swimming not only challenging but also dangerous. But Bhakti Sharma, has taken to it like a duck to water and her idea is to inpire others with her experiences.
Some of the biggest names in the world of open water swimming were amongst the 33 women and 48 men taking part in the Viedma (Aregentina) leg. View video from the events won by Italians Simone Ruffini and Rachelle Bruni.
World class athletes, around 2,500 amateur swimmers, and a huge number of supporters and spectators, were part of Scotland’s biggest ever open water swimming event, the Great Scottish Swim.
A look at the science behind Diana Nyad’s 110-odd miles and 53 hr swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida – without the protection of a shark cage.
The Great North Swim is the flagship event in Europe’s biggest open water swim series, Great Swim. Over 10,000 swimmers of all ages and abilities took the plunge in the stunning Lake Windermere, Cumbria.