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Monday, December 5, 2011

Aditya Santosh Raut Continues Swimming Around The World

Aditya Santosh Raut travels to world on his long-term plan to represent India in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim.

Along his aquatic travels, he has swum in 9 different seas or channels in 9 different countries on 5 continents; an impressive resume for a young man.

Besides the well-known swims such as the English Channel (2009), Strait of Gibraltar (2009), International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen (2009), the Catalina Channel (2006), the Cook Strait (2005), he has also numerous other open water races including the 26K International Swimming Marathon of Toroneos Gulf in Greece (2005), and the Tethys Challenge Formula 7777 in Tunisia (2007).

In his native India, Aditya completed a swim of 70 km across the Dharamtar Channel (2002), the 31.8 km Veer Savarkar All India Sea Swimming Competition (2004 and 2006), the 81 km Kolkatta (2004), 14 km All India National Long Distance (Kolkatta) Swimming Competition (2002), and the 10 km Indian Navy All India National Open Water Swimming Competition (2003 and 2006).

Ultimately, his future goals include both solo swims (Bering Strait and Palk Strait) and competitive races (FINA World Swimming Championships and Olympic 10K Marathon Swim). With all these miles and channels behind him, and a continued passion for the sport, Aditya has the background and commitment to see his dreams come to fruition.

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