Relay Swims

Prior to 1964, there were only two relay teams that successfully crossed the English Channel: the Rotherham Neptunus Swim Club that went from England to France in 11 hours 20 minutes in 1950 and the Folkestone Swim Club that went from France to England in 14 hours 57 minutes in 1954. Then, beginning in 1964, a slew of relay teams started to join the English Channel swimming fraternity.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Bayerische Meisterschaften, Pocking, Germany @ Pocking, Germany
Jul 27 all-day
Date:  Sunday, 27 July, 2014 (All day)

http://www.bayerischer-schwimmverband.de/freiwasserschwimmen.html

- 2,5 (Jug), 5, 10 km und Staffel,

Aug
1
Tue
2017
The ‘English Channel In Manchester’ Relay Swim 2014, Salford Quays, Great Britain
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 12:00 am

The 'English Channel In Manchester' Relay Swim

Salford Quays | 23/08/13

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Here was a challenge to whet the appetite of any long distance swimmers that get excited by urban night swimming in big, bad weather!!

A small but perfectly formed event of five relay teams recruited (or press ganged!) six swimmers who each swam 2km and repeat it three times for good measure. This equates to 22miles, the length of the English Channel. Easy peasy! The beauty of swimming the English Channel in Manchester instead of the real thing (whic we luv) is the saving of over £3,000, no jellyfish, no errant cross channel ferries or messy sewage discharges from Panamanian oil tankers!

The evening started well with all teams setting a cracking pace. Spirits remained high until dampened somewhat by torrential downpours that meant it was dryer swimming than relaxing. Sheltered under the Uswim gazebos or in the local marketing suite our intrepid teams gritted their teeth and ploughed on regardless escorted by their heroic support kayaks.

Just over 9hours later local heroes Trafford Masters broke the water speed record in an incredible time of 9:17 dragging along the old warrior Dave Randall (!) Our two lovable Liverpudlian teams came in second and third separated by a mere 4minutes with the Floaters floating home in a very respectable 13hours, forty mins. Bravo J

Commiserations to Las Barracudas who bit off more than they could chew on the night but which goes to show ³it ain¹t half tough in the Channel!²

Aug
2
Wed
2017
Norderstedter Langstreckenschwimmen, Germany
Aug 2 all-day
Date:  Saturday, 30 August, 2014 (All day)

Wettkämpfe:    

Kinder ( ab 10 Jahre) / Jugend:       500 m Schwimmen

Erwachsene:                                     500 m Schwimmen

Jugend / Erwachsene:                   1.250 m Schwimmen

Jugend / Erwachsene:                   2.500 m Schwimmen

Jugend / Erwachsene:                   5.000 m Schwimmen

Staffeln:                                   4 x  1.250 m Schwimmen

http://norderstedt-langstreckenschwimmen.de

Christiansborg Rundt + Krüger Stafetten, København, Denmark @ København, Denmark
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am
Date:  Saturday, 30 August, 2014 - 09:30

Christiansborg Rundt 2,000 m

http://www.svoem.org/Discipliner/Aabent-vand/Enkelt/?id=97

 

Krüger Stafetten 4x500 meter A swim on the same route as Christiansborg Rundt

http://www.svoem.org/Discipliner/Aabent-vand/Enkelt/?id=103

Aug
9
Wed
2017
OWS Watermelon Race @ Miura in Kanagawa @ Miura beach
Aug 9 all-day
Aug
23
Wed
2017
MČR 20km + MČR štafet, Račice, Czech Republic @ Račice, Czech Republic
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day
Date:  Saturday, 23 August, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, 24 August, 2014 (All day)

National Championships 20 km and relay

http://www.plavani.info

http://www.plavani.info/download/rozpisy/Terminovka_DP_2014.pdf

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Swim Across America @
Sep 17 all-day
Swim Across America @   | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Baltimore Open Water Swim. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our annual event at beautiful High Tide Farm. Choose a distance and help us fight cancer at the Swim Across America Lab at Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

A 1/2 mile, 1.5 mile and 3 mile swim, and a 2 mile relay swim.


Sep
23
Sat
2017
Swim Across America-Charlotte @ Lake Norman YMCA
Sep 23 all-day

A 1/2 mile, 1.5 mile and 3 mile swim, and a 2 mile relay swim at Lake Norman to benefit cancer research.

 


Sep
27
Wed
2017
Contrarellotge Nedant per equips, Platja Ribes Roges (Vilanova Geltrú), Spain
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm
Oct
11
Wed
2017
The Clean Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, 5-team Relay, or Solo, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach
Oct 11 all-day

Join us for the 7th annual Clean Half swim, around some amazing cliffs, islands and scenery in Hong Kong.  Warm water, great people, and an incredible city.  This is a 5-person relay race, or, solo event.  Organizer will arrange support boats for those who need them.  This is ranked as Asia's top ocean swim.