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Diana Nyad - How to achieve impossible goals like swimming from Cuba to Florida

In this episode of the Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast, REI presents an interview on Adventure, Outdoors, and Travel with guest Diana Nyad.  In 2013 at the age of 64, Nyad became the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It took her about 53 hours. After years of training, four failed attempts, being stung by multiple box jellyfish, dealing …
Date: 15:52:15 05.04.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Goals, Endurance

Alice Gartland - pursuing her passions

Alice Gartland is contributing Editor of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, lead scientist at the International Institute of Swim Cake Studies, a qualified swim teacher, Mandarin speaker,  and consultant focusing on projects relating to anti corruption, responsible business, water scarcity, the rule of law and the impact of technology on social and economic development. Alice is …
Date: 07:58:57 05.04.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Cake, Body Image, Community

Hands up - who wants to be a Marathon Swimmer?

The FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series is an annually staged elite-level competition organised in over 9 locations. It and takes places in either fresh water or sea and the next stop will be in the Seychelles. On 20 May 2018, the event location in Beau Vallon will be filled with swimmers from all over the world. Take a tour of the hotels, the training pool and the beautiful venue …
Date: 17:12:57 28.03.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon

Jenny Landreth chats with Vivienne Rickman-Poole

Author of 'Swell: A Waterbiography', Jenny Landreth a writer for The Guardian and editor and has also authored Swimming London (Aurum Press) - a guide to the 50 best places to swim in London. Her swimming blog reviews the best and worst London pools. In the video of a  literary event hosted by the Bloomsbury Institute for book lovers, academics and thinkers…
Date: 11:44:36 12.03.2018
Categories: GeneralOpen Water
Keywords:  Books

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water

Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers--and bragging rights that last all winter. In this Time, The Brief podcast Jamie Ducharme welcomes you to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new.  View Ducharme's …
Date: 17:27:44 06.03.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Cold, Ice

250 Lakes

Vivienne Rickman-Poole is an artist and cold water swimmer who set herself a challenge to swim all 250 lakes in Snowdonia. In May 2015 Director Tom Eagar spent an afternoon with her at Llyn Llydaw to find out what swimming meant to If you'd like to find out more about Vivienne and her work visit www.viviennerickmanpoole.co.uk. Sound Recording and Cover Image by Liz Seabroo…
Date: 11:42:55 27.02.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Documentary

Sally Goble’s endurance and arctic swimming adventures

Episode I0 of the Live Beyond podcast featues a chat with Sally Goble, Head of Quality at the Guardian newspaper and swimmer extraordinaire. For her 50th birthday, Sally decided to swim a mile each day in 50 different pools in London for 50 days. A great celebration! Sally's love of endurance swimming all started with a somewhat random adventure swimming holiday in Greece. Since then, …
Date: 10:53:14 15.09.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Endurance

Serious sea swimming

Those who swim laps are dedicated. Those who swim in the open ocean show no fear. At least, not externally. Australia's ABC Radio National headed outside for its podcast series Off Track which speaks for places beyond policy and politics: environments loved and lived in. Listen to the full episode.
Date: 17:02:18 26.03.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Participation

Beth French tackles Seven Oceans Swim Challenge

Milverton's Beth French was the first person to ever swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly - and now she is preparing to take another record-breaking dip in the ocean. The mother-of-one, who had to use a wheelchair as a teenager, will try to complete 7 of the world's toughest swims in a single calendar year - something that's never been done before! She's been talking to BBC …
Date: 16:50:22 26.03.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon, Endurance

FINA ITU Workshop - Safety in open water swimming

Margo Mountjoy - Safety in open water swimming  science+triathlon, 2013, Magglingen, Švica
Date: 11:55:22 22.01.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Safety

Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon

Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon  features 28 lake, river and beach days out. Includes downloadable route information to print out, or take with you on your phone or tablet. The book will appeal to wild swimmers, family explorers, nature lovers and walkers alike. Wild Things Publishing produce beautiful, practical books to inspire and guide people to amazing adventures …
Date: 12:03:04 09.01.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Wild

H2Open Issue 1

H2Open Feb / Mar 2011  A bi-monthly Open Water Swimming magazine, produced for ZG Publishing Ltd.
Date: 18:45:49 06.01.2016
Categories: CoachingOpen Water
Keywords:  Open Water

Swim Mate Issue 2

Issue 2, 2012 of Swim Mate  Australian openwater swimming magazine
Date: 18:42:51 06.01.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Open Water

Swim Mate Issue 1

Swim MateIssue 1 2012 of Australian Open Water Swimming Magazine
Date: 18:39:59 06.01.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Open water

Wild Swimming Walks

Wild Swimming Walks  28 adventures into the beautiful countryside of southern England. Discover swimming meadows along the Thames, secret coves of the Sussex seashore and hidden islands of the Essex coast. All the walking routes are accessible by train and each comes with ideas for places to visit and refreshments along the route. Includes suggestions for longer weekends away as well. …
Date: 10:16:17 29.11.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Wild

Swimming World Biweekly, October 21, 2015

Swimming World Biweekly, October 21, 201515 things swimmers are tired of hearing. 5 pieces of advice from a college swimmer. 5 ways to mentally stay afloat in the pool. Olympian Claire Donahue sets world records in Masters swimming debut. Tony Azevedo named PAC 12 water polo player of the century. Swimmers without borders: international student-athletes adjust to swimming in the US. 6 simple …
Date: 09:30:19 22.10.2015
Categories: GeneralOpen Water
Keywords:  Masters, College

Crossing Hell's Mouth

This 2012 film tells the story of Frank Chalmers, an open water swimmer who is setting off on the challenge of his life. Having successfully swum the English Channel, Frank has been training for over a year in preparation for his toughest swim yet; to cross the Pentland Firth. This notoriously treacherous stretch of water separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland and is home to some …
Date: 10:51:22 14.09.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Documentary

PCS Seminar – Dr Karen Throsby

Dr Karen Throsby is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. View video of the PCS Seminar, held at the University of Bath, entitled 'Making it count: Marathon swimming, quantification and the problem of "realness" (45m 30s)
Date: 11:12:52 08.09.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon

Just Add Water Issue 1

Just Add Water Magazine Issue 1 Wild Swimming magazine with stories, locations, people, art and lifestyle articles.
Date: 19:53:47 31.08.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Wild

Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches

Explore the Secret Coast of Britain Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches - Explore the Secret Coast of Britain The fully revised second edition of Wild Swimming Coast now includes even more for walkers, swimmers and explorers: – Full national coverage of Britain's most beautiful beaches Lagoons, sea caves and amazing places to snorkel – New 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey mapping Best …
Date: 20:45:15 27.08.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Wild, Beach