Announcing the First Annual marathonswimmers.org Global Marathon Swimming Awards

Early in 2012, Evan Morrison, myself and a small group of well-known swimmers corresponded to discuss the possibility of initiating a global marathon swimming award. Our desire was to focus exclusively on swimmers and swims which followed the traditionally accepted marathon swimming guidelines; single, non-stop, non-assisted swims over 10 kilometres. Our concern was that with…

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Announcing: marathonswimmers.org

Hello friends, future friends, open water swimmers, readers, Aspirants and marathon swimmers! For some time Evan Morrison and some others and myself have been discussing global marathon swimming. Marathon swimming is a tiny but still growing sport. As a group, we wish to see marathon swimming continue to be celebrated and encouraged and confusion with other types…

#Occupy the Ocean (box)

#OWswim

Political statement! #OccupyTheOcean Any open water swimmers on Twitter will recognise the #OWS tag, which we’ve now lost to the Occupy Wall Street movement (more power to them). Evan Morrison has suggested #owswim for us from now on so we’ve starting using it. Spread it around.

Evan Morrison in Catalina Channel

Evan Morrison in Catalina. Friend-of-the-blog, to use his own phrase, Evan Morrison, aka freshwaterswimmer, started his Catalina swim two hours ago, just after 12am local time. His Twitter is here. Some pictures: Crew on the boat, (more space that I’ve had on EC boats). Evan’s last pre-swim feed: With night sticks. I love this picture,…

Congratulations to the MIMS swimmers

Congrats to my adopted Hungarian child Gábor, Eddie Irwin, and Evan Morrison on finishing the Manhattan Island swim yesterday. Evan finished in third place about 10.20pm GMT after a storming swim down the Hudson overtaking two people, fantastic. He reached a maximum speed on 7mph on the other side of the island! Erica Rose (US)…