Jacob Peters to Tackle Glasgow

The teenager who debuted earlier this year in the senior category is taking on two competitions, one in Helsinki and another in Glasgow. He told British swimming that he was going to treat the two events “as entirely separate things”, and that he will not be holding back in the junior competition. Peters believes that, if he reaches his Personal Best, he will stand a real chance to win. German Energy and Brazilian Experience Dominate FINA Marathon Florian Wellbrock from Germany finished the ten kilometers race in Balatonfüred in 1 hour 55min 40.02sec, with the Netherlands’ Ferry Weertman right behind…

Louth Trio to Represent the UK at Ice Swimming International Championships

Although it might give many the shivers, ice swimming is a fairly popular branch of this sport in countries where the weather allows it and there are cool stretches of water, like Russia, South Africa, the United States and Scotland. There are even championships for the brave swimmers who like to venture into the ice cold waters. These are events that take place in water colder than 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) and one of them is the International Ice Swimming Championships, which will take place this month in England. And for gambling lovers, swimming competitions are as exciting…

World’s Speediest Swimmers Show Their Muscles at 2018 Uster International Meet

At the beginning of February, SchwimmClub Uster Wallisellen in Zurich, Switzerland, hosted the 26th annual International Meeting with some of Europe’s best swimmers in attendance. British Ben Proud, Andriy Govorov of Ukraine, Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh and Belgian Pieter Timmers are just a few of the notable names seen on the entry list. The Uster Meet, which took place on February 3rd and 4th, was a great opportunity for experienced swimmers from all over the world to “warm up” and assess their weaknesses and strengths, as well as their progress, prior to this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships. Some notable performances were…

Thames Marathon Rated Best Open Water Swim in UK

The ultimate challenge for any experienced or amateur swimmer ought to be a marathon swimming. In the United Kingdom, there are several such open water swimming events, and one of them is the Thames Marathon, which has recently been rated the best event in the country. The accolade comes from Racecheck Awards, a race review platform for endurance sports events, which based its rating on public votes.  In the 2017 edition of the Racecheck Awards, the Thames Marathon was voted by race participants the best open water event in the UK with a rating of 4.94 out of 5. The…