24-hour club

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noun - 24-hour club is a group of open water swimmers who have completed a non-stop swim in an open body of water (e.g., ocean, lake, river, bay) for a minimum of 24 hours. The club does not include any stage swims, swims assisted with wetsuits, fins, shark cages or other equipment, swims that do not adhere to the traditional rules of marathon swimming, or solo swims that were attempted but not completed.

1. John Sigmund (USA) 292 miles (470 km) down the Mississippi River (Missouri, USA) in 1940 in 89 hours 46 minutes.
2. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 281 miles (452 km) downstream in River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1935 in 84 hours
3. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 205 miles (330 km) downstream in River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1943 in 74 hours 30 minutes
4. Charles Zibelman (USA) 288 miles (463 km) downstream in the Hudson River (USA) in 1938 in 74 hours
5. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 211 miles (339 km) downstream in River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1931 in 71 hours 55 minutes
6. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 210 miles (337 km) downstream in River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1930 in 66 hours 15 minutes
7. Vicki Keith (Canada) 49.8 miles (80.2 km, all butterfly) crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2005 in 63 hours 40 minutes
8. Abdul Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) 285 miles (458 km) downstream in River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1970 in 60 hours
9. Vicki Keith (Canada) 64 miles (103 km) in a two-way crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1987 in¨56 hours 10 minutes
10. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 100 miles (162 km) from Lignano to Ravenna (Italy) in 1994 in 55 hours 11 minutes
11. Vicki Keith (Canada) 45 miles (72 km) in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1988 in 52 hours 45 minutes
12. Zhang Jian (China) 76.5 miles (123 km) in Bohai Bay (China) in 2000 in 50 hours 22 minutes
13. Vicki Keith (Canada) 48 miles (77 km) in Lake Huron (USA-to-Canada) in 1988 in 46 hours 55 minutes
14. Imre Szenasi (Hungary) 136 miles (219 km) in the River Tisza (Romania) in 1962 in 44 hours 50 minutes
15. Otto Kemmerich (Germany) 50 miles (81 km) across Danzig in East Prussia in 1928 in 43 hours 30 minutes
16. Sean O’Connell (Bermuda) 47 miles (75 km) around Bermuda in 1977 in 43 hours 27 minutes
17. Kevin Murphy (UK) 48 miles (77.2 km in Lake Balaton (Hungary) in 1973 in 43 hours 15 minutes
18. Antonio Abertondo (Argentina, photo above) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1961 in 43 hours 10 minutes
19. Imre Szenasi (Hungary) 81 miles (130 km) in the River Tisza (Romania) in 1969 in 41 hours 40 minutes
20. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 62.5 miles (100.5 km) from Venice (Italy) to Portorose (Slovenia) in 1996 in 41 hours 11 minutes
21. Jay Serdula (Canada) 28 miles (45 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2008 in 41 hours 1 minute
22. Penny Palfrey (Australia) 67.2 miles (100.5 km) from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) in 2011 in 40 hours 41 minutes
23. Susie Maroney (Australia) 58 miles (93 km) from Mexico to Cuba in 1998 in 38 hours 33 minutes
24. Jon Erikson (USA) 63 miles (101 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1981 in 38 hours 27 minutes
25. Ted Erikson (USA) 60 miles (96.5 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1963 in 37 hours 31 minutes
26. Miyuki Fujita (Japan) 36 mile (58 km) in a three-way crossing of the Tsugaru Channel (Japan) in 2006 in 37 hours 24 minutes
27. Ted Erikson (USA) 36.75 miles (59 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1961 in 36 hours 37 minutes
28. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 62.5 miles (100.5 km) from Koper (Slovenia) to Venice (Italy) in 1999 in 36 hours 30 minutes
29. Zhang Jian (China) 42.8 miles (69 km) across Xingkai Lake in 2010 in 36 hours 30 minutes
30. Vojislav Mijić (Serbia) 86.3 miles (139 km) down the River Sava, Serbia in 1992 in 36 hours 30 minutes
31. Kevin Murphy (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1975 in 36 hours 3 minutes*
32. Dr. Harry Briggs (USA) 32 miles from Canada to Ohio across Lake Erie in 35 hours 55 minutes
33. Ted Erikson (USA) 50 miles (51.5 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1962 in 35 hours 45 minutes
34. Mihir Sen (India) 51 miles (82 km) across the Panama Canal (Pacific-Atlantic Oceans) in 1966 in 35 hours 30 minutes
35. John Munro (Canada) 35 miles (56 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2003 in 35 hours 15 minutes
36. Kevin Murphy (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1970 in 35 hours 10 minutes
37. Diane Struble (USA) 32 miles (51 km) in Lake George (New York, USA) in 1958 in 35 hours
38. Lisa Cummins (Ireland) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2009 in 35 hours
39. Alison Streeter MBE (UK) 63 miles (101 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1990 in 34 hours 40 minutes
40. Abdul Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) 60 miles (96.5 km) in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1963 in 34 hours 38 minutes
41. Cindy Cleveland (USA) 48 miles (77 km) in a circumnavigation around Catalina Island (California, USA) in 1979 in 34 hours 24 minutes
42. Paul Chotteau (France) 20.2 miles (32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1936 in 33 hours 50 minutes
43. Stacy Chanin (USA) 60.9 miles (98 km) in a triple circumnavigation of Manhattan Island (New York, USA) in 1984 in 33 hours 39 minutes
44. Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan) 51.5 miles (83 km) in Lake Cane (Florida, USA) in 2008 in 33 hours 24 minutes
45. Skip Storch (USA) 85.5 miles (137 km) in a triple circumnavigation around Manhattan Island (New York, USA) in 2007 in 32 hours 52 minutes
46. Carlos Costa (Canada) 28 miles (45 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1993 in 32 hours 43 minutes
47. Kevin Murphy (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1987 in 32 hours 42 minutes
48. Jenna Lambert (Canada) 20.7 miles (33 km) across the east end of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2006 in 32 hours 18 minutes
49. Jose Cortinas (Cuba) 20.2 miles (32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1953 in 32 hours 10 minutes
50. Brenda Sherratt (UK) 22.5 miles (36.2 km) in a crossing of Loch Ness (Scotland) in 1966 in 31 hours 27 minutes.
51. Myrtle Huddleston (USA) swam in Del Ray Beach, Florida (USA) in 1928 for 31 hours 18 minutes.
52. Ray Gandy (USA) 46 miles (74 km) in a two-way crossing of Lake Memphremagog (Vermont, USA to Quebec, Canada) in 2012 in 31 h0urs 5 minutes
53. Vicki Keith (Canada) 32 miles (51 km all butterfly) in a crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1989 in¨31 hours
54. Greta Andersen (USA) 50 miles (80.5 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1962 in 31 hours
55. Ted Erikson (USA) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1965 in 30 minutes 3 minutes
56. Antonio Abertondo (Argentina) 50 miles (80.5 km) across the River de la Plata (Uruguay-Argentina) in 1950s in 30 hours
57. Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan) 51.5 miles (83 km) in Lake Cane (Florida, USA) in 2007 in 29 hours 55 minutes
58. Jon Erikson (USA) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1975 in 29 hours 50 minutes
59. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 48 miles (78 km) from Africa to Europe in 1997 in 29 hours 36 minutes
60. Abdul Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) in Montreal (Canada) in 1966 in 29 hours
61. Kim Middleton (Canada) 31.7 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1993 in 29 hours
62. Jose Cortinas (Cuba) 20.2 miles (32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1952 in 28 hours 55 minutes
63. Jackie Cobell (UK) 21 miles (33.7 km) across the English Channel (England-France) in 2010 in 28 hours 44 minutes
64. Batista Pereira (Portugal) 128 miles (206 km) down the Tejo River (Portugal) in 1959 in 28 hours 43 minutes
65. Tina Neill (USA) 52 miles (km) from San Clemente Island to California (USA) in 2012 in 28 hours 41 minutes
66. Anne Cleveland (USA) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2004 in 28 hours 36 minutes
67. Philip Rush (New Zealand) 63 miles 102 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1987 in 28 hours 21 minutes
68. 30. Vojislav Mijić (Serbia) 108.7 miles (175 km) down the River Danube in Eastern Europe in 1994 in 38 hours 12 minutes
69. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 65 miles (105 km) down the Krka River (Slovenia) in 1992 in 28 hours
70. Ray Gandy (USA) 45.6 miles (73 km) in Narraganset Bay (Rhode Island, USA) in 2011 in 27 hours 42 minutes
71. Liane Llewellyn (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2009 in 27 hours 35 minutes
72. Diana Nyad (USA) 102 miles (164 km) from the North Bimini Island (Bahamas) to Florida (USA) in 1979 in 27 hours 30 minutes
73. Des Renford MBE (Australia) 58 miles (93 km) from Sydney Harbour to North Wollongong Harbour (Australia) in 1974 in 27 hours 29 minutes
74. Nick Adams (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1995 in 27 hours 28 minutes
75. Rick Goodwin (Canada) 32 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1994 in 27 hours 6 minutes
76. Vicki Keith (Canada) 32 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1986 in 26 hours 59 minutes
77. Greta Andersen (USA/Denmark) 40.4 miles (65 km) in a two-way crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 26 hours 53 minutes
78. Kevin Murphy (UK) 56 miles (90 km) around the Isle of Wight (UK) in 1971 in 26 hours 51 minutes
79. Henry Sullivan (USA) 21 miles (33.7 km) in a crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 26 hours 50 minutes
80. John Bulsza (USA) 34.5 miles (55 km) across Lake Huron (USA-to-Canada) in 1996 in 26 hours 49 minutes
81. Annaleise Carr (Canada) 31.3 miles (50.5 km) across Lake Ontario (USA-to-Canada) in 2012 in 26 hours 41 minutes
82. Alper Sunaçoğlu (Turkey) 48.4 miles (78 km) from Turkey to Cyprus in 2010 in 26 hours 15 minutes
83. Kim Lumsdon (Canada) 32 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1994 in 26 hours 14 minutes
84. Michael Read MBE (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a four-way crossing of Windermere (England) in 1972 in 26 hours 16 minutes
85. Kim Middleton (Canada) 29 miles (47 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1994 in 26 hours 14 minutes
86. Mike Read MBE (UK) 42 miles (67.5 km) four-way crossing of Lake Windermere in 26 hours 3 minutes
87. Shelagh Freedman (Canada) 32 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1993 in 26 hours 3 minutes
88. Pat Budney (USA) 26 miles (42 km) across Lake Erie from Canada to USA in 1975 in 25 hours 52 minutes
89. Stuart Johnson (Australia) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2011 in 25 hours 50 minutes
90. Mihir Sen (India) 35 miles (56 km) across the Palk Strait from India to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 25 hours 44 minutes
91. Paula Stephanson (Canada) 31.9 miles (51 km) across Lake Michigan (USA) in 2009 in 25 hours 38 minutes
92. Forrest Nelson (USA) 48 miles (77 km) in a circumnavigation around Catalina Island (California, USA) in 2011 in 25 hours 35 minutes
93. Attila Manyoki (Hungary) 49.7 miles (80 km) in Lake Balaton (Hungary) in 2008 in 25 hours 32 minutes
94. Bob Weir (Canada) 35 miles (56 km) across Lakes Couchiching/Simcoe (Canada) in 1991 in 25 hours 8 minutes
95. Bill Sadlo (America) 32 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1957 in 25 hours 1 minute
96. Palmer Donnelly (USA) 35 miles (56 km) around Staten Island (New York, USA) in 1961 in 25 hours 0 minutes
97. Elizabeth Fry (USA) 42 miles (67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2011 in 24 hours 41 minutes
98. Michael Read MBE (UK) 56 miles (90 km) around the Isle of Wight (UK) in 1972 in 24 hours 36 minutes
99. Cindy Cleveland (USA) 40.2 miles (65 km) in a two-way crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1977 in 24 hours 30 minutes
100. Jon Erikson (USA) 36.75 miles (59 km) in Lake Michigan (Michigan City - Chicago, Illinois, USA) in 1971 in 24 hours 30 minutes
101. Madhu Nagaraja (India) 25.6 miles (41.3 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2012 in 24 hours 29 minutes
102. Susanne Robinson (Canada) 32 miles (51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2010 in 24 hours 28 minutes
103. Lilian Harrison (Argentina) 30 miles (49 km) swam the river Plate (Uruguay) in 1923 in 24 hours 19 minutes
104. John Muenzer (USA) 36 miles (57.9 km) across Lake Erie (Canada to USA) in 24 hours 12 minutes
105. Beth French (UK) 26 miles (42 km) across the Molokai Channel (Molokai to Oahu) in 24 hours 10 minutes
106. Anna McClarnon (UK) 21 miles (33.7 km) in a crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2002 in 24 hours 8 minutes
107. Enrique Tirabocchi (Italy) 32 miles (51.9 km) down the River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1920 in 24 hours 2 minutes
108. Amy Hiland (USA) 20.2 miles (32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1958 in 24 hours 25 seconds

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Usage dating to circa 2012 from Steven Munatones in Huntington Beach, California.

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