DNOWS Header

Image Map

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stephen Redmond Joins Elite Crowd In The Irish Channel

The global marathon swimming community was abuzz today as Stephen Redmond of Ireland made steady progress across the North (Irish) Channel. His steady pace was tracked online as people from around the world cheered him on to an unofficial finish time of 17 hours and 20 minutes.

Considered to be the hardest of the major channels in the world, Steve joined the Who's Who of the marathon swimming world in his swim that includes such esteemed members as International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees Tom Blower, Kevin Murphy, Ted Keenan, Alison Streeter and Margaret Kidd, Paul Lewis, Steve Price, Colm O'Neill nd Colleen Blair.

Stephen did the 35K swim between Ireland and Scotland in support of the Irish Cancer Society. Stephen trained for a year for his swim, including 5K and 10K swims during the winter to build up his endurance and acclimate to the cold water he faced today.

His year of hard training surely paid off handsomely today.

The North Channel successful solo swimmers include:

1947 - Tom Blower (England)
1970 - Kevin Murphy (England)
1972 - Kevin Murphy (England)
1973 - Ted Keenan (Ireland)
1988 - Alison Streeter (England)
1988 - Margaret Kidd (Scotland)
1989 - Alison Streeter (England)
1989 - Kevin Murphy (England)
1997 - Alison Streeter (England)
1999 - Paul Lewis (England)
2000 - Stephen Price (England)
2004 - Colm O'Neill (Ireland)
2008 - Colleen Blair (Scotland)
2010 - Steve Redmond (Ireland)
2010 - Anne Marie Ward (Ireland)

Photo of Stephen (middle) by Eoghan Daly.

Copyright © 2010 by Open Water Source

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB


Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine

Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...

The Other Shore

The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:

The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.


Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program