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Pedro Antonio Candioti

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Pedro Antonio Candioti

Pedro Antonio Candioti is an Honour Swimmer from Argentina who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1965. Candioti was nicknamed the "Shark of Quilla Creek" (or El Tiburón del Quillá in Spanish).

Open Water Swimming Career

  • he swam from 1922 to 1946, primarily in Argentina rivers including a 490 km (242-mile) swim between March 14 and 16, 1940 from Goya to Santa Fe in a total time of 66 hours 15 minutes down the River Plate.
  • he tried 16 times to swim 428 km (204 miles) from Rosario to Buenos Aires in Argentina, but failed with his last attempt of 64 hours 40 minutes.
  • his longest swim was 84 hours in length when he swam 452 km (281 miles) down the Parana River from Santa Fe to Zarate in Argentina in 1944.
  • he is a member of the 24-hour club.

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