There was a story on the BBC website recently about people campaigning to keep railway level crossings open. National Rail, it seems, has a policy of closing them down. In the UK, it is drummed into us from an early age that level crossings, like reservoirs, are extremely dangerous
The Farallon Islands (or the Farallones) lie off the coast of San Francisco, 27 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Apart from a research station the islands are uninhabited, remote and desolate.
The 2014 WOWSA Global Open Water Swimming Conference will take place on 20 and 21 September at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, on Scotland’s West Coast.
Thorpe Open Water Swimming Lake, which opened for the season last weekend, will be hosting a series of seminars throughout the summer as well as regular training races.
Miromar Lakes in Florida hosted the inaugural Crippen Cup on 12 April 2014 – an invite-only 10km marathon swim dedicated to the memory of Fran Crippen
Coincidence and persistence played a part in helping the Yorkshire Outdoor Swimmers group gain access to Harthill Reservoir, a body of water owned by the Canal and River Trust.
What have railways and reservoirs got in common?
Craig Lenning becomes third Farallon Islands to mainland California solo swimmer
WOWSA Global Open Water Swimming Conference moves to Isle of Bute
Seminar series plus weekly races on offer at Thorpe Lake this summer
Alex Meyer and Ashley Twichell win inaugural Crippen Cup
Yorkshire Outdoor Swimmers gain access to Harthill Reservoir