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Extreme swimmer Ryan Stramrood nominated for international award
twice swum across the Straits of Gibraltar...
pushed boundaries in ultra-extreme cold conditions...
nominated for Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) ‘Man of the Year’ award...
Jan. 27, 2021 — Well-known extreme swimmer and inspirational speaker Ryan Stramrood has been nominated for the prestigious World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) ‘Man of the Year’ award, after being recognised for achieving the record number of crossings from Robben Island to the mainland, in June 2020.
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Former Cal Bear Breed Takes 45 Mins Off Angel Island Round Trip Women's Record
July 14, 2020 — Former Cal distance standout and U.S. National Team member Catherine Breed took 45 minutes off the previous women’s record for a round trip swim to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Monday morning. The course begins at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, and most swimmers go clockwise around the island. The route crosses two major shipping channels (going out and coming back, so really, four times) and is largely cross-current. Breed completed the 10-mile swim in 4:45:50, well under Erika Shanahan Gliebe ‘s 5:30:01 record from just last month (still pending ratification).
@SwimXps  Catherine Breed Shaves 45 Minutes off Round Angel Island Record #swimming
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Karen Zemlin crosses English Channel, makes Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
May 3, 2020 MINNESOTA — Karen (Bosveld) Zemlin, 52, made history last month when she became the first open-water swimmer inducted into the Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame.
@SwimXps  Karen Zemlin Honored: Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
@GoodbyeChlorine Karen Zemlin first open-water swimmer honored in Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
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Malek, the unsung hero of Chandpur who crossed English Channel in 1965
May 5, 2021 — This is the tale of an English Channel Crossing swimmer of Chandpur. This celebrated swimmer Abdul Malek was a bright star in the arena of sports in the district.This brave and indomitable Malek crossed the English Channel within soa short time in 1965 and earned much honour and accolade at home and abroad. But now he has gone into almost oblivion in his home district Chandpur, let alone elsewhere in the country.Sports lovers say and opine, 'Swimmer Malek is unsung and unknown to the present generation'. Day by day people are forgetting him totally.Swimmer Malek has become actually s ...

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Carina Bruwer Completes Momentous and World-First 21km Open Water Swim in Aid of the Arts and the Tribuo Fund
March 15, 2021 — Carina has become the first person to swim across Walker Bay, in a time of 6:36 in aid of the Tribuo fund and the performing arts sector of South Africa. She did so according to English Channel swi…

Carina completes world-first 21km across Walker Bay, in support of struggling artists

DONATIONS: https://www.tribuo.co.za/carina-swimsforarts/ Press release:Carina has become the first person to swim across Walker Bay, in a time of 6:36 in ai...

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International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Postponed Until Fall of 2020
March 20, 2020 — The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...
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