In April 2017, the first attempt on the warm Molokai swim by a Vladswim member took place. Cae, an experienced and highly motivated swimmer, travelled to Hawaii to get into water of the Kaiwi Channel that lies between Molokai and Oahu Island. The channel is 25.8 miles(41.5km) with strong winds and current and a large
The week of waiting for Cook Strait Swim. In the first week of April, Dean Summers, Kylie, Daniel and coach Vlad flew to New Zealand to try to beat the Cook Strait. This swim is between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Dean was ready for a good swim and the rest of us
A strong team of five Vladswim swimmers competed in the pool and ocean at the World Masters Games in Auckland from 21-30 April 2017. Detailed results below: Angela Chau 50 Free – 3rd 200 Free – 3rd 50 Fly – 3rd 4×50 Women’s Medley relay – 2nd 4×50 Women’s Freestyle relay – 2nd & PB
This year’s Rottnest swim again surprised participants with unpredictable surf conditions and a strong current. Two days before the event, the swimmers were relaxed and happy with a weather forecast of light winds, a high air temperature of around 40°C and a small swell – perfect conditions for an enjoyable and safe 20km open water
The swim of the month is the Cook Strait swim completed by Marty Filipowski . On 23rd of February, Marty successfully crossed between the South and North Island of New Zealand. He is the first Vladswim swimmer and 100th ever swimmer to complete this swim. Near perfect conditions allowed Marty to finish in 9 hours
Catalina night swim in California, USA. In September Peter and Martin travelled to California for the 35km swim from Island Catalina to LA. Coach Martin paddled and supported Peter all the way to the main land. Peter’s fantastic time of 10hour and 6min is a reflection of his great preparation. Congratulations Peter!
Congratulations go to: Dean Summers, Rachael Elkaim, Michael Hanisch and Marty Filipowski Triple Crown swimmers must complete three challenging swims: the English Channel, the Catalina swim and the Manhattan Island swim. Dean, Rachael and Michael completed two swims in one season. Their first swim was the Catalina Channel and then only a month later they
Scott Miers The “Clean Half” swim is a 15km race in Hong Kong held in mid-October. This year, Scott worked hard over winter to prepare for the race. His hard preparation brought him a great result – he swam the 15km swim in very tough conditions in only 3 hours and 31 min and placed