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The next generation swimrunners – How do we involve the youth?

Any development of a sport is hinged on the constant inflow of new participants and for a sport to really grow steadily over time, this inflow has to consist of foremost younger participants. Currently swimrun is growing fast, both when it comes to participants but also formats for how to swimrun. Compared to the “old days” in the 10 year-or so young sport, with only few races, today a participant …

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Breca Coniston Swimrun 2018

Luke Moseley shares his experience with is long standing friend Chris. Two very experienced and successful endurance athlete but relatively new to swimrunning. Swimrun brings together an eclectic mix of athletes; from the racing-snakes to the weekend-warriors, and the sport welcomes everyone with the promise of an adventure and a challenge.  The 2018 Breca Coniston epitomised this philosophy, with a challenging and beautiful course and water temperatures that didn’t encourage …

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Swimrun Cyprus in March – Clear blue and healing water!

The swimrun race season is on! With around 500 races to choose from all year round, we swimrunners now have the luxury to plan exotic exploratory vacations to different countries to swimrun! A nice treat would be to visit Cyprus for their upcoming swimrun race at the end of March. Have a look, what’s not to love about this? /The WoS Team Protaras Swimrun Cyprus Keravnos Triathlon is part of …

Science

Why novice runners stop running?

Running seems an obvious activity: we start as kids without too much thinking and rapidly enjoy running after a ball, to catch up with siblings or friends and many other reasons known only by the imaginative child’s brain. However, as a sporting activity it’s not practiced by every adult, and many lose this natural ability. For swimrunning, this is a problem as it’s a rather important part of our sport. …

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Breca Swimrun Launches 2 New National Championships

The swimrun scene is expanding with a total of 521 registered races so far (2019-01). As more races are announced, so are also the cups, leagues or championships, a topic we have covered before. A recent addition to the available championships are the 2 new announced by Breca Swimrun. We had a chat with Elise at Breca to find out more. Enjoy /The WoS Team Hi Elise. New national championships, …

Latest News, Editorial, Equipment

2019 World of Swimrun Equipment Test

It is soon time for our annual independent world swimrun equipment test and we are in full preparations together with our friends from swimrun communities around the world. Building on the success of previous years, in 2019 we want to expand the equipment to include in our test in accordance with the ongoing development in the swimrun world. What we will test We have previously focused foremost on wetsuits and …

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The state of swimrun in the world today – An updated WoS swimrun calendar

As you all know, swimrun is a young and steady growing sport. Development until 2019 During the years we have seen some interesting developments as the sport has made its way across the world and with the recent introduction of solo-swimrun racing, we are sure we will see an upsurge in number of participants. With regards to recent changes, it has become increasingly difficult to talk about “races in the …

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2019 Swimrun season is on – A world swimrun race bucket list

It’s 2019 and the new swimrun season has kicked-in. What better way to celebrate this than to start planning some cool and challenging races? Luckily there are many to choose from, in several countries and on several continents So, we have made it easy for you and compiled a world swimrun race bucket list. And remember, it’s always more fun to do swimrun together, as a team! Enjoy. /The WoS …

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2019 – Is this the year swimrun becomes a sport for the masses?

2019 is around the corner and these are existing times for the swimrun sport and swimrunners around the world! During 2018 the number of races kept growing and going through our database we just recently passed 500 registered races. But, and yes there is a but, several races have also been cancelled during the year, mostly due to poor level of participation. Also, there are still many that haven’t announced …

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A Call To All Race Organisers in the World – Please!

Dear Race Organisers We just love the fact that you are getting geared up for the 2019 season. But please, pretty please, with sugar on top! Racers have let us know that they find it really hard to isolate the specific race dates for some races. It is not a good idea to show the actual date only in the registration process. It is a good idea to write clearly …