Tag: British Long Distance Swimming Association

Colin Hill’s Kielder Water Crossing

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On July 15th, the incomparable Colin Hill completed a new swim, length of Kielder Water. Kielder Water is a 5-mile reservoir, the largest man-made body of water in the UK, located in Northumberland in northeast England The local authorities have not allowed any open water swimming in Kielder Water since

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A Short List of Long Marathon Swims

Certainly channel swims, solo marathon swims and relay marathons are long endurance events, but what are the longest solo, non-wetsuit, competitive open water swims in the world? In addition to the English Channel, North Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar, this is a short list of marathon

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