Their 12-way crossing of Windermere broke the existing record of 118 miles.
And their team effort was done under trying conditions at best – and unbelievably horrific conditions at times.
The team was selected based on their strong fortitude, unselfish teamwork and ability to withstand cold water and cold air temperatures. And they needed every bit of those characteristics and talents. The team set its record of 126 miles while prevailing under very challenging conditions that threw unseasonable cold and strong winds at them throughout their 75 hour 32 minute adventure. For their strength of character and their ambitious world record goal, the Windermere 12-way Crossing is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
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