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Bermuda

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Mike Cash in the Strongman category at the 2018 Bermuda Four Corners Challenge in Bermuda
Dr. Sean O'Connell setting off on the world's first island circumnatation around Bermuda in 1976 as documented by the Guinness Book of World Records
Dr. Sean O'Connell, the first person to swim around Bermuda in 1977, greeting Lori King after her circumnavigation around Bermuda in 2016

Bermuda, also referred to in legal documents as the Bermudas or Somers Isles, is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the east coast of the United States. Its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometers (640 miles) to the west-northwest.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Bermuda is the site of various open water swimming competitions including the Round the Sound Swimathon.

In 1976, Dr. Sean O'Connell completed the first 43 hour 27 minute, 37.5-mile (60.3 km) island circumnatation of Bermuda on 20-22 August 1976. Fernanda Varga attempted to replicate his swim in 1980, but was pulled from the water about 25% of the water.

Round the Sound Swimathon[edit]

Bermuda Triangle Swim[edit]

Bermuda is the finish point of the 1000 nautical mile Bermuda Triangle Swim, a stage swim by Jennifer Figge in November 2016 through the Bermuda Triangle.

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