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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 [...]

Germany Sweeps IWSA World Cup Titles

Courtesy of Oliver Halder, International Winter Swimming Association, Petrozavodsk, Russia. The overall male and female age group winners of the most recent International Winter Swimming Association World Cup season were both Germans: Christof Wandratsch with [...]

Shigemi On Swimming In Japan

Courtesy of Shigemi Yoshimura. Shigemi Yoshimura created an English-language informational summary of the open water swims throughout Japan from Okinawa to the four main islands of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Copyright © 2019 [...]

Fast Flyer Freestyles, Finishes First

Courtesy of S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Saguaro Lake, Arizona. John Batchelder is well-known globally as a prolific marathon swimming butterflyer. But he shifted gears on his first marathon swim of 2019. The Colorado resident, escorted by [...]

SCAR Is On, The 4-Day Race Has Begun

Courtesy of S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Arizona. The 2019 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, one of the world's most unique and unlikely marathon swim series, has started in the desert of the state of Arizona. 45 swimmers are [...]

Winning International Winter Swimming Association Season

Courtesy of Aleksandr Jakovlevs, International Winter Swimming Association, Jelgava, Latvia. Latvian Aleksandr Jakovlevs summed up the 2018 - 2019 International Winter Swimming Association season, "All the winter swimmers made this season unforgettable. 580 swimmers shared [...]

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