Guinness World Records

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Fidel Castro celebrating the Swim for Peace by Walter Poenisch in 1978, together with Fay Poenisch, that was recognized as the longest ocean swim in 1978
Mohammad Hossein Bibi Kobadi, holder of an assisted stage swim record in the Persian Gulf recognized by the Guinness World Records
Yuko Matsuzaki will attempt to set a Guinness World Record in Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, California on 4-5 October 2019
Sean O'Connell setting off on the world's first island circumnatation as noted by the Guinness World Records for his 43 hour 27 minute solo swim around Bermuda in 1976

noun - Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955–2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records), is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements including feats of swimming in oceans and lakes, and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. It is also one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries in the United States.

The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records – the organization employs official record adjudicators authorised to verify the authenticity of the setting and breaking of records.

Defining records

For many records, Guinness World Records is the effective authority on the exact requirements for them and with whom records reside, the company providing adjudicators to events to determine the veracity of record attempts. The list of records which the Guinness World Records covers is not fixed, records may be added and also removed for various reasons. The public are invited to submit applications for records, which can be either the bettering of existing records or substantial achievements which could constitute a new record. The company also provides corporate services for companies to "harness the power of record-breaking to deliver tangible success for their businesses."

Open Water Swimming

According to Guinness World Records, one of the greatest distances covered in a continuous swim was 288 miles by Clarence Giles in the Yellowstone River in 71 hours 3 minutes.

Veljko Rogošić in the Adriatic Sea

Veljko Rogošić, an Olympic swimmer and world open water swimming champion, crossed the Adriatic Sea to set the longest open water swim recognized by Guinness World Records.

Century Swim in the Gulf Stream

Pablo Fernández Álvarez swam the Fastest Solo 100 km Open Water Swim called the Century Swim in the Gulf Stream on 29-30 July 2019. He gained advantage of the currents of the Gulf Stream to set the fastest solo current-assisted 100 km swim in the world in 12 hours 21 minutes.

Yuko Matsuzaki

Yuko Matsuzaki swam 24 hours in an Endless Pool in Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, California on 5-6 October 2019.



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