The iconic Rottnest Channel Swim, which takes place in February each year, was forced to remove a large number of competitors from the water in 2018 because of a shark sighting. Nevertheless, demand for a slot when entries open on Monday is expected to be high.
An impressive list of speakers will grace the podium at this year’s World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Open Water Summit, which takes place from 9 to 11 November at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
On 7 September 2018, at 7pm, Cameron Bellamy set off from Pebbles Beach and started to swim around the island of Barbados. Twenty seven hours later he halted the attempt after completing 66km out of the 96km.
Richard Royal claimed the first official swim from Sealand to England after completing a crossing from the iconic Principality to Felixstowe on 20 August this year.
A team of four swimmers has completed a length of Loch Ness as a relay in 14hrs 35minutes as part of a fundraising challenge for Lewy Body Syndrome, a type of Alzheimer’s disease.