Open Water Results

Open Water competition results

Sportsvibe interview with Keri-anne Payne filmed w2 years out from London 2012 (5m 30s flashplayer required)

Payne fights hard for record-breaking Midmar Mile 2012 victory

Keri-anne Payne came through a marathon battle to clinch her record-breaking seventh consecutive title at the 2012 Midmar Mile.

The World 10km Champion was held stroke for stroke by USA’s World Championships 5km bronze medallist Ashley Twichell as the pair battled choppy conditions in South Africa.

Payne ultimately pulled clear at 1600m and took gold in 20:44, two seconds ahead of her American rival and admitted she was happy to have been pushed hard in her traditional early season test.

Payne announced FINA Open Water athlete of the year

World Champion Keri-anne Payne has been announced FINA Athlete of the Year for women’s Open Water after her impressive summer performance.

The best nine Athletes of the Year 2011 were selected by FINA for its five aquatic disciplines. FINA collected votes from its 202 National Member Federations, media and aquatic experts. Payne was recognised for her achievements at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai where she dominated the two-hour long 10km Open Water race.

Payne named LEN Women’s Open Water Athlete of the Year

Keri-anne Payne has been named Women’s Open Water Athlete of the Year by European national governing body LEN.

The 23-year old – who trains under Sean Kelly at the British Gas ITC Stockport – has enjoyed her most productive season to date, defending her 10km title at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai and becoming the first Brit to qualify for London 2012 in the process.

Celebrities complete Irish Sea challenge

Ronan Keating and Jenny Frost led a 10-man relay team across the treacherous 56 miles of Irish Sea to raise money for Cancer Research UK last week.

The team – a mixture of celebrities and ‘everyday swimmers’ – reached Dublin in 35 hours and 18 minutes after setting off from Holyhead, North Wales at 9pm on 30 August 2011.

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Roger Allsopp becomes the oldest man to swim the English Channel

Retired breast surgeon Roger Allsopp swam his way into the record books on 30th August 2011 as he became the oldest man to swim the English Channel.

At 70 years and four months, Allsopp completed the 21-mile challenge in 17 hours and 51 minutes, beating the previous Guinness World Record holder George Brunstad who swam the Channel at 70 years and four days in 2004. As part of his Channel swim preparations, Allsopp competed in the ASA SW Region Open Water Championships at Weymouth in July.

European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2011 - 5km

British Gas ITC Swansea swimmer Tom Allen won silver at the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Navia, Spain.

Allen, who competed at the World Championships in Shanghai last month, secured his silver with a strong swim in the 5km race.

Thomas Sunter finished in fifth place and Jack Burnell was eighth.

In the girls’ 5km race, Danielle Hall-Jackson took 13th place with Eleanor Faulkner just behind her in 14th and Jessica Thielmann in 18th.

World Champions Adlington and Payne celebrate victorious homecoming at British Gas Big Dip

Straight from the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, newly crowned World Champions Rebecca Adlington and Keri-anne Payne celebrated their success with an appearance at the British Gas Big Dip.

The pair were at the British Gas Big Dip swimming festival in Clapham Common to talk about the team’s success and encourage some of the youngsters on the day to follow in their footsteps.

View video interview (6m 55s flashplayer required) with Payne who won gold in the 10km open water swimming race

View video interview below (4m 43s flashplayer required) with Adlington who clinched the gold medal in the 800m freestyle and silver in the women's 400m freestyle.

British Gas ASA Open Water National Age Group and Youth Championships 2011

More than 50 eager young swimmers gathered on the bank of Rother Valley Country Park to take part in the Championships. The overcast conditions did not deter swimmers tackling two distances from 1750 metres - 15/16 Yrs Age Group through to a 2000m - 17/18 Yrs Age Group.

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FINA 2011 World Championships

Open water events 19 to 23 July 2011

ASA South West Region Open Water Swimming Championships & Age Group Competitions 2011

2/3 July 2011 - Preston Beach, Weymouth

Click to download and then unzip file to view all results - please note corrected version was published 5 July.

Interview with Men's Open 10km and 5km winner Adam Warner of Shiverers SC (3m flashplayer required)

Interview with Women's Open 10km and 5km winner Alex Panayides of Kingston Royals (2m 07s flashplayer required)

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