Øresund

From Openwaterpedia

Øresund or Öresund (Danish: Øresund, Swedish: Öresund) is a strait which forms the Danish–Swedish border, separating Sjælland (Denmark) from Skåne (Sweden). The strait has a length of 118 kilometres (73 mi) and the width varies from 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) to 28 km (17 miles). It is 4 km (2.5 miles) wide at its narrowest point between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden.

Øresund is one of three Danish Straits that connect the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean via Kattegat, Skagerrak, and the North Sea, and is one of the busiest waterways in the world.

Across Øresund Swims

Solo Crossings of the Strait of Öresund

  • Mariel Hawley Dávila of Mexico completed the first SwimÖresund, a 21 km crossing across the Öresund strait between Denmark and Sweden, starting on Bellevue Beach in Denmark and finishes at Lundåkrabukten in Sweden in 8 hours 59 minutes 37 seconds on 9 August 2022.
  • Jörg Schleibaum of Germany completed a 21 km SwimÖresund in 7 hours 56 minutes 27 seconds on 11 August 2022.
  • John Charles Curley of Ireland completed completed a 21 km SwimÖresund in 7 hours 4 minutes 20 seconds on 17 June 2023.
  • James Karn of the USA completed a 21 km SwimÖresund in 6 hours 6 minutes 25 seconds on 29 June 2023.
  • Stefanie Kohl of Germany completed a 21 km SwimÖresund in 7 hours 38 minutes 22 seconds on 2 August 2023.
  • Anke Tinnefeld of Germany completed a 21 km SwimÖresund in 7 hours 50 minutes 32 seconds on 4 August 2023.
  • Kathleen Wilson of the USA completed a 21 km SwimÖresund in 7 hours 29 minutes 13 seconds on 2 August 2023.

Video

Lilli Andersen swims across the Oresund in 1937 here, Øresundssvømning (swimming across the Oresund) is here.

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