Ultra marathon swimmer

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noun - Ultra marathon swimmer is an athlete who attempts and completes solo open water swims that is defined as any swim longer than a marathon swim (distance of 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles). However, different interpretations of the minimum distance of an ultra marathon swim include a minimum of 15 kilometers, 25 kilometers and 20 miles (the distance of the English Channel and Catalina Channel).

[edit] Marathon Swim

10 kilometers is the distance that is defined by the International Olympic Committee, FINA, many national swimming federations and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as a marathon swim. An ultra marathon swim is longer than a marathon swim.

[edit] Synonyms

marathon swimmer, long distance swimmer, open water swimmer

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