A 1km winter swim at Durdle Door refreshes the parts that other swims under natural limestone arches can’t reach.
This year’s summer hols incorporated a plan to swim the length of Lake Vidöstern in Southern Sweden by competing in the Vidösternsimmet, billed as Sweden’s longest and toughest open water swim race.
Watching “Sea Donkey” would be a great place to start for anyone taking on a major endurance challenge. The film documents one man’s attempt to swim the formidable North Channel, a swim that was regarded as impossible before it was first conquered in 1947. Although it’s about the same distance as an English Channel swim, the…
The so-called “Beast from the East” that has disrupted the UK for the last few days released it’s icy grip on the road to Fisherman’s Walk sufficiently to allow for a good turn out of swimmers. Wave buoy data from near Boscombe Pier reported sea temperatures of 4.7ºC whilst more localised readings on the day showed it to be down 4ºC. Whichever way you look at it it was chilly, and chillier than would normally be expected at Bournemouth.
A fantastic swim by Ashley Christopher! England to France in 13 hours 40 minutes in difficult conditions. It was a real pleasure and a privilege to be part of the crew on Ashley’s solo English Channel Swim.