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Sean Conway Attempting to Swim Length of Britain for Charity

Sean Conway left today for the swimming adventure of a lifetime, as he aims to swim the entire length of Britain in the span of two months to raise awareness and funds for the charity War Child. A professional adventurer who admits to having minimal prior swimming experience, the 32 ...

Harvard's Alex Meyer Wins 10K National Championship, Qualifies for Worlds

Alex Meyer won the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water 10K Championship, after the Harvard University graduate tracked down Sean Ryan in the Castaic Lake, California race. Meyer swam a smart, patient race, waiting to make his move until the final 100 meters to capture a spot in the 2013 ...

World Record Holder Julie Bradshaw's Endless Pools Workout

Training for a long distance, outdoor and English Channel swim can be a daunting experience. I’ve been doing this now since I was 14 years old, but until 3 years ago, I’d always had to venture to some outdoor stretch of water to acclimatise...

Ultra swimmer completes 111 mile swim

During the dog days of summer, many folks find it appealing to spend some time splashing around in the water. August 19th, 2011 one San Francisco man and Endless Pool owner completed one of the longest river swims in history. Jamie Patrick, a sales manager at an office supply company ...

The Times: Bradshaw channelling all her efforts into New York

People who want to see the Statue of Liberty from the water usually take a boat. Julie Bradshaw is different. Next week, Britain's record-breaking English Channel swimmer leaves for New York to compete for the first time in the prestigious Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. Since Bradshaw will be covering the ...

The Importance of Open Water Swim Training

Training for a triathlon is just as important as the race itself. People train for numerous reasons. You can train to win… you can train to beat your personal best… you can train just to finish. Any way you look at it, training is essential to competing. However, not only ...

Seeking the crown: English Channel awaits San Marcos swimmer

SAN MARCOS -- Growing up on the Florida coast, Scott Richards was an accomplished swimmer, setting records from the age of 8 all the way through college, but he always knew something was missing. So in 1978, while on summer break, he found what he was looking for -- open-water ...

For Roger North, Marathon Swimming Begins at Home

"The music in my head" … "Family" … "Community." These are the things that Roger North now says his 2014 attempt at crossing New Zealand's Lake Wanaka was really about. Even after almost 14 hours in the water, he maintains that it was "about everything but swimming." Looking back, he ...

The Independent: There's a Mad Fish at the bottom of the garden

Adrian Chiles writes in the Independent: Have you ever tried swimming butterfly? I can swim breast-stroke for several miles in open water and I can crawl reasonably well. As for butterfly, if I really concentrate I can just about manage one stroke before the lifeguards start shifting uneasily in their ...

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