A group of 14 swimmers completed the extreme open water swim from Diaz Beach on the western side of Cape Point to Buffels Bay on 6 March, and in doing so, broke both the male and female records for the route.
At the Triathlon Show last weekend Swim Smooth put two former elite swimmers David Davies and Ross Davenport into the endless pools to compare their swimming techniques. We asked Swim Smooth’s Paul Newsome what he found out:
Thane Williams and Jonno Proudfoot set off on 28 February on an attempt to complete a 500km staged swim from Mozambique to Madagascar, a crossing that hasn’t previously been completed. They are aiming to finish the challenge, which they have dubbed the ‘Mad Swim’, within 25 days.
Swimwear and swim accessories company Aqua Sphere has just announced the release of an updated and improved version of its popular Seal Kid swim mask, which has been on the market for a decade.
It’s been ages since I wrote a blog entry. Sorry! I don't know what's happened but life kind of took over and I dipped out. I was really fired up after my Hellespont swim and felt so motivated...
We spent last weekend at the Triathlon Show in Esher and it gave us plenty of opportunity to talk to triathletes and would-be triathletes about open water swimming. These are some of the things we heard:
Open water swimmers complete Swim For Hope challenge round South Africa’s Cape Point
Smooth or swinger: David Davies versus Ross Davenport
"Mad Swim" sets out to cross from Mozambique to Madagascar
Aqua Sphere releases updated version of its best-selling children’s swim mask
New swimming plans
Why do triathletes hate open water swimming?