Swim of the Week Winners [October 1-7th]

Swim of the Week Winners [October 1-7th]

Congratulations to this weeks winners of Swim of the Week!

This week there were 14 submissions and 129 votes from all over the world.

View all the submissions for the week of October 1-7


The winning swims were from Nina Stobie in first place, Paulo Costa in second place and a tie for third place between Shannon Coates and Peter Plavec.

Topping up the happy hormones with a sunset swim at Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Loch Lomond, Scotland – Sunset Swim

by Nina Stobie

About Nina

An ex club swimmer, now focusing on open water swimming. Living on the west coast of Scotland I’m incredibly lucky to have an abundance of stunning Scottish lochs nearby to train in. Have a few swim challenges lined up for 2022, mainly focusing on building distance swims, including the length of Lake Windermere. However, I’ll also be trying to step out of my comfort zone a little with some sea swims including the Gulf of Corryvreckan.

BISA 48k challenge, held in relay format, at Ilha Grande – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

Big Island (Ponta dos Meros)

By Paulo Costa

About Paulo

I´m a daily swimmer (pool, open water) born in Niterói-RJ, but living for a long time at the beautiful João Pessoa (PB, Brazil). My next challenge is to make a solo swim at 14 Bis Ultramarathon.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

By Shannon Coates

About Shannon

I’m a competitive Ironman triathlete that has fallen in love with open water swimming! When I decide to take a break from chasing my Ironman goals, I’d love to explore marathon open water swimming and attempt a channel swim!

Swimming the north channel 2way in a 4 person relay!

North Channel 2021

By Peter Plavec

About Peter

An ice and marathon swimmer.

Thank you

And thank you to all the swimmers and voters who participated

Share your swim!

You know how it feels to swim in a tranquil lake or tough it out in a turbulent sea. Some days, you glide on the glassy surface feeling powerful and smooth. Other days, you swallow water amid a wild struggle against whitecaps. Some places, the cold water is so penetrating that your hands and feet feel no more. Other places, the warmth wraps you like a blanket, comfortably baking your skin feel. We want photos of these experiences…in the ocean, sea, lake or river, or reservoir. Your visuals will help tell your story. Through your photos, other swimmers can imagine how they would feel in that exact same scenario.

We would like to hear about – and see – your swim in order to share it with other like-minded aquatic adventurers. As you venture past the shoreline, we want to see where you swim in both beautiful and inhospitable locations. Rain or fog, morning or night, tranquil or turbulent, warm or cold, Arctic or tropical, bodysurfing or drafting – including all those you take photos during your short practices, simple dips, wild swims, marathons, channel crossings, stage swims or professional races.

Share you swim in this week’s “Swim of the Week” here