DNOWS Header

Image Map

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Great Czech List

Courtesy of Radek Táborský, Bodování Českého poháru v dálkovém plavání, Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic open water swimming community is well-organized, whether it is winter swimming, creating regulations, or swimming across channels around the world. Its list of channel swimmers is below, headed by Venclovský Francis who enjoyed both winter swimming and channel swimming.

His memorial swim is shown above.

English Channel one-way soloists
1 Venclovský Francis (age 38) 1970 attempt with pilot Val Noakes
2 Venclovský Francis (39) 15 hours 26 minutes in 1971 with pilot Val Noakes
3 Jan Novák (32) 13 hours 27 minutes in 1974 with pilot Val Noakes
4 Venclovský Francis (43) 13 hours 42 minutes in 1975 with pilot Val Noakes
5 Jan Novák (33) 12 hours 45 minutes in 1975 with pilot Val Noakes
6 Jelinkova Ludmila (31) 10 hours 28 minutes in 1988 with pilot Reg Brickell
7 Richard Blatný (32) 1996 attempt with pilot Duncan Taylor
8 Lastik Libor (34) 15 hours 15 minutes in 1998 with pilot Lance Oram
9 Richard Blatný (34) 23 hours 38 minutes in 1998 with pilot Lance Oram
10 Petr Mihola (38) 1999 attempt with pilot Mike Oram
11 Richard Haan (51) 1999 attempt with pilot Lance Oram
12 Dana Zbořilová (26) 11 hours 56 minutes in 2001 with pilot Reg Brickell
13 Petr Mihola (41) 2002 attempt with pilot Mike Oram
14 Richard Haan (54) 14 hours 7 minutes 2002 attempt with pilot Lance Oram
15 Richard Haan (54) 2002 attempt with pilot Mike Oram
16 Jan Příborský (21) 12 hours 5 minutes in 2003 with pilot Reg Brickell
17 David Čech (19) 9 hours 34 minutes in 2004 with pilot Reg Brickell
18 Richard Haan (57) 2005 with pilot Reg Brickell
19 Stanislav Bartůšek (44) 10 hours 7 minutes 2005 with pilot Reg Brickell
20 Hlaváčová Yvetta (30) 8 hours 42 minutes in 2005 with pilot Reg Brickell
21 Petr Mihola (45) 16 hours 14 minutes in 2006 with pilot Reg Brickell
22 Hlaváčová Yvetta (31) 7 hours 25 minutes in 2006 with pilot Mike Oram
23 Hlaváčová Yvetta (31) 2006 attempt with pilot Mike Oram
24 David Čech (21) 9 hours 3 minutes in 2006 with pilot Reg Brickell
25 David Čech (21) 10 hours 51 minutes in 2006 with pilot Reg Brickell
26 Pytel Filip (18) 11 hours 3 minutes in 2007 with pilot Reg Brickell
27 Hlaváčová Yvetta (32) 7 hours 54 minutes in 2007 with pilot Mike Oram
28 Rostislav Vitek (33) 7 hours 16 minutes in 2009 with pilot Mike Oram
29 Paul Trebichavský (36) 2009 attempt with pilot Reg Brickell
30 Štěrbová Lenka (16) 9 hours 32 minutes in 2010 with pilot Reg Brickell
31 Bernardová Abhejali (34) 14 hours 37 minutes 2011 with pilot Chris Osmond
32 Coufal Ludek (41) 15 hours 57 minutes in 2011 with pilot Reg Brickell
33 Lokajová Aneta (20) 10 hours 37 minutes in 2013 with pilot Reg Brickell
34 Radek Táborský (44) 10 hours 32 minutes in 2015 with pilot Reg Brickell
35 Rucký Ales (44) 12 hours 12 minutes in 2015 with pilot Andy King
36 Krčálová Zdenka (31) 10 hours 49 minutes 2015 with pilot Reg Brickell

English Channel two-way soloists
1 Hlaváčová Yvetta (31) 2006 attempt with pilot Mike Oram
2 David Čech (21) 19 hours 54 minutes in 2006 with pilot Reg Brickell

English Channel one-way relays
1 CSA Channel Conquerors Centenary International Relay (Francis Venclovský, Jan Novák) 11 hours 29 minutes in 1975
2 Petr Mihola team 12 hours 5 minutes in 2002 with pilot Lance Oram
3 City of Brno Ladies 10 hours 16 minutes in 2011 with pilot Reg Brickell
4 Two Nations Team 12 hour 12 minutes in 2012 with pilot Reg Brickell
5 Sri Chinmoy Golden Jubilee Team 16 hours 19 minutes with pilot James Willi

Catalina Channel one-way soloists
1 Šuráň Kamil (36) 13 hours 20 minutes in 2011 with pilot Greg Elliott
2 Bernardová Abhejali (38) 9 hours 46 minutes with pilot John Pittman

Strait of Gibraltar one-way soloists
1 Paďourová Bronislava (16) 4 hours 47 minutes in 1993
2 Zavadilová Jana (17) 4 hours 47 minutes in 1993
3 Richard Haan (51) 5 hours 35 minutes in 2000
4 Petr Mihola (38) 5 hours 35 minutes in 2000
5 David Čech (22) 2 hours 38 minutes in 2008
6 David Čech (22) 6 hours 11 minutes in 2008
7 Bernardová Abhejali (36) 4 hours 35 minutes in 2013
8 Leišová Lucie (18) 6 hours 42 minutes in 2014

Strait of Gibraltar two-way soloists
1 David Čech (22) 8 hours 49 minutes in 2008

Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming Association

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

The Staff of the World Open Water Swimming Association

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

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
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...
LEARN 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.
LEARN MORE...

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:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


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

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program