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.

Mar
9
Thu
2017
Giants of the Bay 30km Race, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

GIANTS OF THE BAY 30KM RACE - March 9, 2013

This is a new and exciting swim that raises awareness and funds for Autism. It is the longest swim in Australia and has some tidal assistance for the last 5 - 8 km. All swimmers will require a paddler and boat and there are qualification criteria for solo swimmers.

Giants of the Bay Facts:

Race Date: 9 March, 2013

Distance: 30km (some tide assist)

Location: Portarlington to Point Lonsdale (Port Phillip Bay) Melbourne, Australia

Categories: Solo, duo. teams of 4, teams of 6

Race entries open 1 December, 2012 (Cost - $250 per swimmer)

Website:  www.giantsofthebay.com.au

May
1
Mon
2017
Fresh Water Relay, Colònia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain @ Fresh Water Relay
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Date:  Saturday, 31 May, 2014 - 10:00

FRESH WATER RELAY

Distance: 4x500m

Date: Sat 31st, May 2014

Start time:  17.00h.

Place4x500m starting and finishing at Playa del Marqués.
Swimmers under 15 can swim this event.

Description:  This will be one of the funnest events of the week with teams racing a 500m course over 4 laps. There will be 4 competitions in one, with a family relay winner, a female relay winner, a male relay winner and a mixed relay winner. Your team has to be made up of a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 4. Any one person can only swim a maximum of 2 legs in the relay.

Wetsuit: Optional

Entry fee:  45 euros per team – 30 euros entries before 1st of January.

Prizes for this event:

Prizes will be published here soon.

May
17
Wed
2017
Ben Hair Memorial Open Water Meet @ Lake Anna - Christopher's Run Campground
May 17 all-day

The Ben Hair Open Water Race meet features a range of opportunities with race distances from 500m up to 5k, a large block of camping area at the race site (as well as many other lodging options, see below), and an open water clinic for both coaches and swimmers. In an effort to enhance the team aspect of this event we are including team scoring and a new event - the Team Time Trial (also know as the "Team Pursuit"). The result is a meet that can provide the athlete with a range of team-oriented, challenging, and motivating events.

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Bezirksfreiwassermeisterschaften, Gifhorn (Tankumsee), Germany @ Isenbüttel, Germany
Jun 7 all-day
Date:  Saturday, 7 June, 2014 (All day)

1,25 km

3 x 1,25 km

2,5 km

5 km

Offene Freiwasser-Meisterschaften des Bezirksschwimmverband Braunschweig sowie Jedermann-Schwimmen

Offene Meisterschaften im Freiwasserschwimmen des Bezirksschwimmverband Braunschweig sowie Freiwasser-Schwimmen für Jedermann im Tankumsee in Isenbüttel / Kreis Gifhorn

07.06.2014

38550 Isenbüttel / Kreis Gifhorn

Bezirksschwimmverband Braunschweig e.V.

Daniela Lange

freiwasser@lsn-bsbs.de

Jun
8
Thu
2017
Jubilee River Swim, Maidenhead, Great Britain @ Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, UK
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am
Date:  Sunday, 8 June, 2014 - 09:30

Jubilee River Swim 2014

08 June 2014

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The 3rd Jubilee River Swim
sponsored by blueseventy

Sunday 8th June, 2014, appox 9.30am-10.30am starts

 

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Back for a third time, this 10km long distance swim takes in the whole length of the Jubilee River, starting near Maidenhead and finishes adjacent to the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton. You can cover the 10km as an individual, or as part of a relay team of 4. The 3 weirs along the river make for the perfect relay change over points and for our famous feed stations. SWIM MAP

Race HQ and Parking will be near the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton. At TVAC, there'll be refreshments, toilets and showers available. Directions for TVAC can be found HERE From there we'll bus you to your start area.NB Spectators and relay swimmers will need to be self sufficient in following the towpath all the way to the finish.

The Jubilee River Swim will not be wetsuit compulsory, however if you do intend to swim without a wetsuit we'd request you contact us via andy@mysportingtimes.com with a brief overview of your swim experience.

The water temperature is likely to be in the region of 15-16 degrees at this time of year, with weather conditions obviously influencing.

As standard, we'll be setting you all off in groups of similar abilities to swim your way to the finish as you choose to - race, take it easy, it's upto you. We'll also be offering a 'social start' for those who wish to take their time a little more! We recommend this group for this who anticipate taking more than 4 hours - you'll re-group at each weir and swim more as a bunch. You should enter as normal and we'll ask for your decision on this two weeks before the swim.

With more people taking part in river swim events, it's worthwhile reading a recent report on the potential dangers of river swimming HERE We work closely with the Environment Agency and Public Health departments, getting up to date information on water safety. Swimming in the Jubilee River is as safe as swimming in any river nationwide. We will, of course, be taking action to ensure you're swim is as safe as it can be.

There will be a 5hr cut off for the swim.

Whilst registering we'll ask you to give an estimated swim time - please base this upon non tidal or flow assisted conditions.

 

Jun
22
Thu
2017
OWS Race @ Takasu in Fukui @ Takasu Beach
Jun 22 all-day
Jul
6
Thu
2017
OWS Race @ Oiso Long Beach (500m Round Pool) in Kanagawa @ Oiso Long Beach
Jul 6 all-day
Jul
20
Thu
2017
OWS Race @ Miho in Shizuoka @ Uchihama beach
Jul 20 all-day
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