Landon Ascheman

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Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) in the mighty Red River of the North
Landon Ascheman is a 32-year-old open water swimmer from St. Paul, Minnesota who is tackled the 27-mile END-WET on 13 July 2013 in 9 hours 24 minutes.

He was a competitive swimmer in high school specializing in backstroke and butterfly. He joined the Navy after high school, serving with VFA-22 on the USS Carl Vinson. He has been a Red Cross lifeguard instructor and water safety instructor for over a decade. He also practices law in Minnesota.

Open Water Swims

He has completed the 2.1-mile Point to LaPointe Swim (WI), END-WET marathon swim (MN/WI), and the Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon (which includes Lake Harriet 1 & 2 mile (MN), and Lake Minnetonka 5 mile).


The Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test or END-WET, is a 36-mile (57.9 km) mixed-sports event where solo and relay open water swimmers pit themselves against other endurance athletes down the Red River between North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota in the United States. It is one of the longest marathon swims in the world. The event is organized and directed by Andy Magness.

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