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Community Sports 31 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Channel swim organisers prepared for jellyfish

CROSS channel swimmers will brave a sea of jellyfish when they attempt to swim from Pantai Bersih in Butterworth to the beach near Gurney Drive during the 4th Penang International Cross Channel Swim 2018 on Sept 2.

Other Sport 14 Jun 2013 | 4:58 AM

Jellyfish 'ambush' ends Australian woman's record Cuba-U.S. swim

KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel was making good headway in calm seas at dusk when she suddenly hit a stinging swarm of jellyfish, eventually forcing her to abandon her quest to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

Swimming 01 Dec 2016 | 11:16 PM

Sharks and jellyfish slow British man's attempt to swim Atlantic

DAKAR (Reuters) - A British man aiming to be the first person to swim across the Atlantic said on Thursday he is grappling with sharks, jellyfish stings, choppy water -- and a sea moth that tried to nest in his left ear.

Other Sport 21 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Ilchenko wins gold despite jellyfish attack

Larisa Ilchenko was repeatedly attacked by jellyfish as she battled through one of the toughest races of her life to win the 10km open water world title on Tuesday by barely one second.

Other Sport 13 Jun 2013 | 11:22 AM

Jellyfish sting ends Australian woman's record swim from Cuba to U.S.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel abandoned her quest to become the first person to make the 103 mile (166 km) swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, after she was severely stung by a jelly fish on Wednesday night.

Swimming 04 Nov 2018 | 8:04 PM

Intrepid Edgley back on dry land after swimming around Britain

MARGATE, England (Reuters) - After 157 days at sea battling storms, jellyfish and whirlpools, adventurer Ross Edgley finally clambered on to dry land at Margate on Sunday to become the first person to swim around the coast of mainland Britain.

Other Sport 19 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. swimmer Nyad making progress on Cuba-to-Florida swim

MIAMI (Reuters) - Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad battled jellyfish and choppy seas on Sunday during the second day of her attempt to swim the 103 miles (166 km) from Cuba to the United States.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Shark nets to duck ponds for Payne

LONDON (Reuters) - Open water world champion Keri-Anne Payne has swum next to shark nets, dead dogs and dinner-plate sized jellyfish, so the Olympic competition alongside a few ducks in the Serpentine will seem tame by comparison.

Other Sport 29 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sutton trades open water for the pool

LONDON (Reuters) - American swimmer Chloe Sutton could at least be thankful that there were no jellyfish or dead dogs in the Olympic pool on Sunday.

Swimming 11 Oct 2013 | 3:37 AM

Diana Nyad raises $100,000 in 48-hour swim for Sandy victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diana Nyad, the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage, completed her latest endurance swim on Thursday without having to worry about sharks, jellyfish or the current.