Stunningly Spectacular! SCAR Swims

Courtesy of S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Roosevelt Lake, Arizona. Jessica Kieras swam the fastest cumulative time in 14 hours 43 minutes over four days in the four stages of the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge to earn the [...]

Kate Sanderson, Jon McKay Warm Up For Korea

Courtesy of Swimming Canada, Governors Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Kate Sanderson and Jon McKay will head the Canadian contingent at the 2019 FINA World Championships that will be held in South Korea in July. [...]

Sunset Starts SCAR

Courtesy of S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Roosevelt Lake, Arizona. Sunset indicates the start time of Day 4 of the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge on Roosevelt Lake in Arizona After 15.2 km across Saguaro Lake on Day 1, [...]

First Recorded Swim In The News, London 1791

Courtesy of Captain Tim Johnson, PE, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming. Captain Tim Johnson, PE, author of the History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming, wrote about the first recorded swim in a newspaper article: The public [...]

S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge Breeds Toughness

Courtesy of S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Apache Lake, Arizona. Catherine Breed is training for a crossing of the notorious North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, but she took a workout detour to the American southwest [...]

Musing And Marathoning With Myatt

Courtesy of John Myatt, English Channel between England and France. Together with Mark Leighton in 2018, John Myatt completed the first double crossing of the English Channel by a two-person male relay and they swam [...]

Keeping Pace At SCAR Swim Challenge

Courtesy of Kent Nicholas, S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Canyon Lake, Arizona. Under the Arizona sun, two 38-year-olds Jessica Kieras and John Batchelder are literally turning the 4-day S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge into a mano-a-(wo)mano dual. The 38-year-old [...]

Alan Viana Does The Amazon Challenge

Courtesy of Pierre Gadelha, Rio Negro, Brazil. On April 13th, Pierre Gadelha started a new marathon swimming project called the Amazon Challenge that includes 18 km or 30 km races and opportunities for swimmers to [...]

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