Ultra long distance swimming

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Penny Palfrey setting a world record in the Cayman Islands - Image by Spike
noun - Ultra long distance swimming is swimming for long distances generally considered at least 25 km (15.5 miles). In comparison, a Marathon swim is defined as a swim of 10 kilometers in an open body of water by the International Olympic Committee, FINA, many national swimming federations and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Channel swims are generally considered to be ultra long distance swimming.

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Long distance swimming, Ultra long distance swimming, Open water swimming, Ultra marathon swimming, Channel swimming

Long Distance Swimming

Bruckner Chase is shown below doing some long distance swimming between two islands in Amerika Samoa.

Channel Swimming


Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Driven, A Documentary of Marathon Swimming

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