swimswam video interview (9m 34s) via Mike Lewis with 2012 USA Swimming national champion Ashley Twichell who talks about the past year and the upcoming 2013 USA Open Water Swimming Championships.
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The fourth annual 3.8km Seahorse Swim on 23 Jun 2013 is now full.
Please find below competitor entry status as at 18 March 2013. Applicants marked with a ‘P’ or ‘Q’ have until 26 March 2013 to remit correct payments due otherwise they will forfeit their application and their provisional place will be offered to a reserve. In addition to the list below, we are awaiting competitor information for 6 places by 26 March 2013, for which a payment has been received.
We are now accepting applications for Reserves who will be offered places as they become vacant, on a first come first served basis from entries received with correct payment. No entries will be accepted on event day.
This event returns to Preston Beach, Weymouth on Saturday and Sunday 29 and 30 June 2013:
The 10km Reg Blackburn Trophy Race will be held on the Saturday afternoon.
As at 6 February this is the only 10km race in Britain this year. It is hoped to have another 10km race, swum concurrently, which will be for swimmers not competing in the Reg Blackburn race.
On Sunday there will be 750m, 1,5km, 2km, 3km and 5km races. These will commence from 10am with the first briefing at 9am.
Dorset County ASA Open Water Sub-Committee have released details of exciting new open water team team and masters competitions they are holding on Brownsea Island on Saturday 13 July 2013.
Closing date for both competitions is Thursday 13 June 2013
Please read on and download and unzip this file for full details.
The fourth annual 3.8km Seahorse Swim will be held on 23 Jun 2013 across Studland Bay, near Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust.
As at 13 March, 196 of 200 places were taken, so you don’t need to be a mathematician to realise that you will need to get your entry in now to be in with a chance of securing a place. The swim will be held in affiliation with the BLDSA for wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors, aged 16 and over.
Click for more information and to apply and pay for your entry online.
6 October 2013 – Bergeggi
For those of you who enjoy the challenge of swimming around islands (Brownsea Swim anyone?), SwimtheIsland open water swimming event takes place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, on the north-west coast of Italy.
The race course takes place in a spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the most extraordinary seabeds in the Mediterranean sea. 270 swimmers entered the 1.7km / 3.5km events in 2011 and 480 in 2012.
This annually staged elite-level competition is organised around seven meets and takes place in some of the world’s most amazing natural water bodies, either freshwater (lake, rowing course, river) or saltwater (sea).
This video (4m 45s) covers the second leg of the 2013 circuit, which took place in Viedma (ARG) on 2 February 2013.
Since 2008, the Grand Prix offers the world’s best open water swimmers the opportunity of competing in an annual circuit comprising distances over 10km.
View videos from the first three legs of the 2013 circuit in Argentina: a 7 lap river swim in Rosario (15km) on 27 January 2013; a 57km swim along the Rio Coronda river from Santa Fe to Coronda on 3 February 2013; and an 88km swim from Hernandarias to Parana on 10 February 2013.
RLSS Poole Lifeguard are once again organising the Brownsea Island Swim.
Date: 7 July 2013
Start time: approx 08:30am
Registration: from 05:45am at their club HQ at Sandbanks beach (in the car park).
It is an early start due to all swimmers needing to be on the Island by 07:45am. The timing of the swim is governed by tides and as such the start time is the best possible for the whole of 2013.
Please visit their website for full details and to enter via a 3 stage process.
Sunday 14 July 2013, starting at 9.30am.
Taking place over the iconic Royal Henley Regatta boomed course, with full water and land safety in place and electronic chip timing; these races are the perfect introduction to open water swimming for junior swimmers aged between 8 and 14 years.
The junior races will take place around midday, after the main feature, a one mile swim, which also includes a 14 to 18 junior category.