Expedition swimming

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noun - Expedition swimming in non-competitive swimming in natural open body of water including oceans, lakes, rivers, bays and reservoirs, performed for pleasure, adventure or fitness at any time of the day or night. Expedition swimming is generally done with partners or teammates or with tour members as part of guided tours, along coastlines, in lakes or around islands, although it can be done anywhere. Open water races, competitions, camps, clinics, events, solo channel swims or marathon relays are not considered expedition swimming.


The team did some expedition swimming around the islands of Greece.


wild swimming, open water swimming, free swimming, long distance swimming, swim trekking, sea trekking, swim excursion, excursion swimming, adventure swimming, sea expedition, free solo swim, free solo swimming, free solo channel swim, free solo channel swimming

The Highest Swim

Madswimmers doing high-altitude swimming at 5909m (19,386 feet) in a frozen lake on Mt Tres Cruces, a volcano in the Andes Mountains along the Argentina - Chile border in South America with the water temperature between 0.5 - 2ºC (32.9ºF - 35.6ºC). Jean Craven, Herman van der Westhuizen and Chris Marthinusen completed the 5-minute neoprened wild swim while Evan Feldman and Milton Brest swam in wetsuits and Robert Graaff and Juandre Human were unable to partake in the final swim due to medical restraints after a 6-hour hike up the volcano and a laborious creating of the small area to swim through the 20 cm thick ice covering.

Ocean Navi In Izu Peninsula

Sea expedition led by Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi on the Izu Peninsula on Honshu in Japan

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