Tag: Windermere

Chilling In The Cold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Lake District has long attracted swimmers from around the world to its water, some attempting cross-lake swims. But as the decades has passed, two new phenomena have emerged. Firstly, tens of thousands of people who have started to participate in the mile lake swims. The swimmers are individuals of

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Five To Loch, Lake, Llyn

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sam Plum, Jason Betley, Helen Gibbs, Helen Liddle, and Debbie Taylor will take off on a challenging swim on July 3rd and 4th as an unprecedented first. Their 5-person relay will swim the longest lakes in Scotland, England and Wales. "We are aiming to do it in under 48 hours including travel. The total

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An American In Windermere

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was a busy weekend for American Lexie Kelly in Windermere at the Great North Swim, the largest open water swimming festival in Europe. After an intercontinental flight from Los Angeles to Manchester, she found her way up to Windermere in the Lake District of England, catching up with swimming and

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Caleb Hughes Wins Great North Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Caleb Hughes is swimming up the ranks. At last year's Great North Swim in Windermere, England, he placed fifth. The 2013 European Junior Open Water Championships 5 km silver medalist is now swimming with the big boys. Today, he beat three-time winner Tom Allen and Ireland's Chris Bryan, both hardened

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Cooperative Camaraderie In The Cold

Video and results courtesy of Colin Hill of Big Chill Swim in Windermere. Colin Hill never fails to surprise and impress. Hill has a remarkable track record of bringing people together. Initially at the Great North Swim attracted tens of thousands of newcomers and veterans to the shores of Windermere, and later at the Great Scottish Swim, Great London

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Chilling In Ullswater And Windermere

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Colin Hill of Chillswim swam in some rough, cold water in Ullswater, England yesterday. "This is where I have moved. There were strong winds and snow storms sweeping across the country. So it's time to swim!" It is that kind of passion for the sport of open water swimming that has driven Hill to host his

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