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Friday, February 3, 2012

A Short List of Long Marathon Swims

Certainly channel swims, solo marathon swims and relay marathons are long endurance events, but what are the longest solo, non-wetsuit, competitive open water swims in the world?

In addition to the English Channel, North Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar, this is a short list of marathon competitions over 10K that are held annually around the world.

Swims listed by distance:

1. 193 km (120 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York (7-day stage swim)
2. 88 km (54.6 miles): Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Paraná in Argentina
3. 81 km (50.3 miles): India National Open Long Distance Swimming Championship in West Bengal, India
4. 70 km (43.5 miles): Vuelta a nado Isla de Ibiza in Ibiza, Spain (5-day stage swim)
5. 60 km (37.2 miles): Open Water Swimming Marathon Kalamata in the Messiniakos Gulf in South Peloponnesus, Greece
6. 57 km (35.4 miles): Maratón Acuático Rio Coronda in Argentina
7. 45.8 km (28.5 miles): Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in New York, USA
8. 43.4 km (27 miles): END-WET in North Dakota, USA
9. 40.2 km (25 miles): In Search of Memphre in Vermont, USA
10. 38.6 km (24 miles): Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Florida, USA
11. 36 km (22.3 miles): Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy
12. 35 km (21.7 miles): Salish Sea Swim in Vancouver, Canada
13. 34 km (21.2 miles): Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Quebec, Canada
14. 33.7 km (21 miles): British Long Distance Swimming Association Two-way Windermere in Windermere, England
15. 33.7 km (21 miles): British Long Distance Swimming Association in Loch Lomond in Scotland
16. 32.2 km (19.9 miles): International Bangla Marathon Swim in Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
17. 32 km (19.8 miles): Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada
18. 31.8 km (19.8 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 5 in New York, USA
19. 31.8 km (19.8 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 2 in New York, USA
20. 30.83 km (19.15 miles): Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon in Amposta, Catalonia, Spain
21. 30.5 km (19 miles): All India Sea Swimming Competition in India
22. 30 km (18.6 miles): Ohrid Lake Swimming Marathon in Macedonia
23. 30 km (18.6 miles): Giants of the Bay Race in Victoria, Australia
24. 30 km (18.6 miles): Open Water Swimming Marathon Kalamata in the Messiniakos Gulf in South Peloponnesus, Greece
25. 29.4 km (18.3 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 1 in New York, USA
26. 29.1 km (18.1 miles: 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 7 in New York, USA
27. 28.1 km (17.5 miles): Ederle Swim from New York to New Jersey, USA
28. 28 km (17.3 miles): Palmy Manly Swim from North Palm Beach in Sydney to Manly’s Shelly Beach in Australia
29. 27.3 km (17 miles): Rose Pitonof Swim in New York, USA
30. 27 km (16.7 miles): La Batalla De Rande A Nado in San Simon, Spain
31. 26.5 km (16.4 miles): International Self-Transcendence Marathon in Lake Zurich, Switzerland
32. 26 km (16.1 miles): International Swimming Marathon of Toroneos Gulf in Nikiti, Greece
33. 25.2 km (15.7 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 6 in New York, USA
34. 25 km (15.5 miles): U.S. Masters Swimming 25K National Championships
35. 25 km (15.5 miles): Cruce del Puerto Rosario in Rosario, Argentina
36. 25 km (15.5 miles): St. Vincent's Foundation Swim Across the Sound from Connecticut to New York, USA
37. 25 km (15.5 miles): Villa Urquiza – Paraná in Paraná, Argentina
38. 25 km (15.5 miles): FINA World Swimming Championships 25 km
39. 25 km (15.5 miles): LEN European Championships 25 km
40. 25 km (15.5 miles): Pensacola Bridge Swim in Florida, USA
41. 25 km (15.5 miles): Toroneos Gulf Swim in Greece
42. 24.4 km (15.2 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 4 in New York, USA
43. 24 km (14.9 miles): St. Petersburg to Kotlin Island in Russia
44. 24 km (14.9 miles): Travessia 14 Bis across the Bertioga Channel in Brazil
45. 22 km (13.6 miles): Ijseelmeerzwemmarathon in the Netherlands
46. 21.2 km (13.2 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 3 in New York, USA
47. 21 km (13 miles): International Marathon Swimming Beltquerung from Denmark to Germany
48. 21 km (13 miles): Travesia En Aguas Abiertas Por la Ruta de Olaya in Lima, Peru
49. 21 km (13 miles): Vidösternsimmet in Vidöstern, Sweden
50. 20.2 km (12.6 miles): Distance Swim Challenge in California, USA
51. 20.1 km (12.5 miles): Swim Around Key West in Florida, USA
52. 20.1 km (12.5 miles): FKCC Swim Around Key West in Florida, USA
53. 20 km (miles): Lake Argyle Swim in Lake Argyle in Western Australia
54. 19.7 km (12.2 miles): Rottnest Channel Swim (Rotto Solo) in Perth, Australia
55. 19.3 km (12 miles): Swim Around Charleston, South Carolina, USA
56. 19.3 km (12 miles): That Dam Swim in Alabama, USA
57. 19 km (11.8 miles): Medunarodni Plivački Maraton (Jarak-Šabac Marathon Swim) in Serbia
58. 18.8 km (11.7 miles): RiverFest Endurance Swim in Oregon, USA
59. 18.5 km (11.2 miles): BCT Gdynia Marathon in Gdynia, Poland
60. 18 km (11.1 miles): Fiji Swims in Fiji
61. 17.7 km (11 miles): Portland Bridge Swim in Oregon, U.S.A.
62. 17 km (10.5 miles): ILDSA & Swim Ireland National 17k Championships in Lough Erne, Ireland
63. 17 km (10.5 miles): British Long Distance Swimming Association in Windermere, England
64. 16.2 km (10 miles): La Jolla Cove Swim Club 10-miler in La Jolla, California, USA
65. 16.2 km (10 miles): Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, USA
66. 16.2 km (10 miles): Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim in Charleston, Utah, USA
67. 16.2 km (10 miles): U.S. Masters Swimming 9+ mile National Championships in Minnesota, USA
68. 16.2 km (10 miles): Swim The Suck in Tennessee River Gorge, Tennessee, USA
69. 16.1 km (10 miles): International Bangla Marathon Swim in Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
70. 16 km (9.9 miles): Faros Marathon Swim in Croatia
71. 16 km (9.9 miles): Lake Trichonida Crossing in Greece
72. 16 km (9.9 miles): Swimming Peace Marathon from Greece to Turkey
73. 15 km (9.3 miles): Irish Long Distance Swimming Association Challenge Swim Lough Sheelin in Cavan, Ireland
74. 15 km (9.3 miles): Távúszást rendezünk Paks-Kalocsa from Paks to Kalocsa in Bács-Kiskun, Hungary
75. 14.5 km (9 miles): North Evoikos Swim in Greece
76. 14.1 km (8.76 miles): Henley Swim’s Bridge to Bridge Swim downstream in the Henley-on-Thames, England
77. 13.1 km (8.2 miles): Pennock Island Challenge in Alaska, USA
78. 13 km (8.12 miles): Great Salt Lake Marathon Swim in Utah, USA
79. 12.87 km (8 miles): Swim for Freedom in Wisconsin, USA
80. 12.87 km (8 miles): Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts, USA
81. 12.87 km (8 miles): YMCA & MVP Annual Lake Swim in Vermont, USA
82. 12.87 km (8 miles): Kirkton of Balmerino Championship in River Tay Estuary, Scotland
83. 11.2 km (7 miles): Bear Lake Open Water Swim in Utah, USA
84. 10.4 km (6.5 miles): Loch Earn Championship in Scotland 85. 11.1 km (7 miles): Maliakos Gulf Swim in Greece
86. 11 km (6.9 miles): Amvrakikos Gulf Swim in Greece
87. 10.2 km (6.3 miles): Little Red Lighthouse Swim in New York, USA
88. 10 km (6.2 miles): San Francisco Bay 10K Bridge to Bridge Swim in San Francisco Bay, California
89. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim Across America Long Beach in Marine Stadium, Long Beach in California, USA
90. 10 km (6.2 miles): Nike Swim Miami in Miami, Florida
91. 10 km (6.2 miles): Diamond Lake Open Water Challenge in Minnesota
92. 10 km (6.2 miles): Pensacola Three-Mile Bridge Swim in Pensacola, Florida
93. 10 km (6.2 miles): USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Championships in Ft. Myers, Florida
94. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lake Del Valle Open Water Swim in Lake Del Valle, California
95. 10 km (6.2 miles): Fire Island Ocean Swims in New York
96. 10 km (6.2 miles): Sound to Cove Open Water Swim in New York
97. 10 km (6.2 miles): Change Your Latitude in Alaska
98. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim to the Moon in New York
99. 10 km (6.2 miles): Horsetooth Open Water Swim in Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado
100. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lake George Open Water Swim in Lake George, New York
101. 10 km (6.2 miles): CAST Classic in Idaho
102. 10 km (6.2 miles): Coney Island Aquarium Triple Dip Swim in Coney Island, New York
103. 10 km (6.2 miles): Flat River Reservoir Champions Challenge in Rhode Island
104. 10 km (6.2 miles): Escape From Skidaway from Georgia
105. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Santos, Brazil
106. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Patagones-Viedma, Argentina
107. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Eliat, Israel
108. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cancun, Mexico
109. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in lac St-Jean, Roberval, Canada
110. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Lac Mégantic, Quebec, Canada
111. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong
112. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Shantou, China
113. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bale of Tortugas in Lake Conroe, Texas
114. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lough Gill 10K in Sligo, Ireland
115. 10 km (6.2 miles): Camlough Lake 10K in Camlough, Ireland
116. 10 km (6.2 miles): Human Race Eton Swim in Eton, England,br/> 117. 10 km (6.2 miles): City Beach Swim in Western Australia
118. 10 km (6.2 miles): Champion Lakes Swim in Western Australia
119. 10 km (6.2 miles): Sorrento Swim in Western Australia
120. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bridge-to-Bridge in San Francisco Bay, California
121. 10 km (6.2 miles): Hellenic Championship 5 & 10 Km in Greece
122. 10 km (6.2 miles): USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in California and Florida
123. 10 km (6.2 miles): MAXIFUEL Nutrition Open Water Swim Challenge (Bray) in England
124. 10 km (62. miles): Secbands EPA Swim Challenge Series in East Cape, South Africa
125. 10 km (6.2 miles): Metro South West Open Water Championships in New South Wales, Australia
126. 10 km (6.2 miles): Berry Rickards in New South Wales, Australia
127. 10 km (6.2 miles): NSW Open Water Championships in New South Wales, Australia
128. 10 km (6.2 miles): Narranderra SC in Australia
129. 10 km (6.2 miles): King of the Rivers in the Netherlands

To update this list, email headcoach@openwatersource.com

Copyright © 2012 by Open Water Source

4 comments:

  1. Great overview...and basis for a new to-do list.

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  2. Although it would be very debatable, if the degree of difficulty was a factor, the Great Salt Lake Marathon swim (#60), would be much higher on the list. 15 miles in calm water is still a cake walk compared to 8 miles in the Great Salt Lake.

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  3. Great list. One correction: #44, That Dam Swim, is in Alabama, not Tennessee. One addition: the 21km Videosternsimmet in Sweden - http://vidosternsimmet.se

    Did you put this together all by yourself?

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  4. Thank you very much, Mike, for this correction and additional information. It is greatly appreciated. These swims are in the global open water swimming calendar maintained by Open Water Source.

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Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

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2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference Agenda


Friday, 19 September

5:30

PM


Welcome Reception at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Documentary films shown throughout the reception:

Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa – Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way
(film by Bruckner Chase)

Dancing With The Water, Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain
(film by Wayne Ewing about Matthew Moseley's Lake Pontchartrain crossing)

Bering Strait Swim Chukotka - Alaska
(film by Admiral Konstantin Sidenko about the relay between Russia and Alaska)

The Clean Swim – Hong Kong to Macau
(film about Simon Holiday's Pearl River Delta crossing)


Saturday, 20 September

9:00

AM


Registration and Coffee at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

10:00

AM


Keynote Speech:
Colleen Blair (Scotland) on The History of Scottish Swimming

10:20

AM


Christopher Guesdon (Australia) on Multidimensional Roles In The Sport

10:30

AM


Colin Hill (England) on Recent Explosion in UK Open Water

10:50

AM


Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) on The Feminine Code of Achievement - How a Lady from Down Under Revolutionized Professional Marathon Swimming

11:10

AM


Simon Murie (England) on Open Water Swimming Holidays: How A New Sector Was Created Within The Travel Industry

11:30

AM


Swimming The Oceans Seven
A round table discussion moderated by:
Kevin Murphy (England), with Stephen Redmond (Ireland), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden),
Darren Miller (USA), Adam Walker (England), Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand)

12:30

AM


Coffee and Break

1:00

PM


World Open Water Swimming Awards Luncheon:
with co-hosts Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) and Steven Munatones (USA)

Pádraig Mallon (Ireland), 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year

Olga Kozydub (Russia), 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year

Bering Strait Swim, 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

Honoring: Vladimir Chegorin, Maria Chizhova, Elena Guseva, Ram Barkai, Jack Bright, Oksana Veklich, Aleksandr Jakovlevs, Matías Ola, Henri Kaarma, Toomas Haggi, Nuala Moore, Anne Marie Ward, Toks Viviers, Melissa O’Reilly, Ryan Stramrood, Cristian Vergara, Craig Lenning, Rafal Ziobro, Andrew Chin, Jackie Cobell, James Pittar, Paolo Chiarino, Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen, Ivan Papulshenko, Zdenek Tlamicha, Zhou Hanming, Oleg Adamov, Andrei Agarkov, Alekseev Semen, Tatiana Alexandrova, Roman Belan, Elena Semenova, Alexander Brylin, Afanasii Diackovskii, Vladimir Nefatov, Evgenii Dokuchaev, Oleg Docuckaev, Roman Efimov, Dmitrii Filitovich, Olga Filitovich, Victor Godlevskiy, Olga Golubeva, Alexei Golubkin, Alexander Golubkin, Alexandr Iurkov, Oleg Ivanov, Pavel Kabakov, Eduard Khodakovskiy, Aleksandr Komarov, Aleksandr Kuliapin, Andrey Kuzmin, Irina Lamkina, Vladimir Litvinov, Andrey Mikhalev, Victor Moskvin, Nikolay Petshak, Sergey Popov, Vladimir Poshivailov, Grigorii Prokopchuk, Dmitrii Zalka, Natalia Seraya, Viacheslav Shaposhnikov, Olga Sokolova, Andrei Sychev, Alexei Tabakov, and Nataliia Usachaeva [represented by Admiral Konstantin Sidenko and Nuala Moore]


2:30

PM


Alexey Salmin Pavlovich (Russia) and Dmitry Dragozhilov (Russia)
on the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships [film]

2:50

PM


Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey) on Motivating Swimmers

3:10

PM


Dmitry Blokhin (Russia) and Aleksei Veller (Russia)
on the First World Ice Swimming Championships [film]

3:30

PM


Matthew Moseley (USA)’s Dancing With The Water, Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain [film]

3:50

PM


Simon Holliday (England) and Doug Woodring (Hong Kong)’s The Clean Swim – Hong Kong to Macau 2014 [film]

5:00

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF)

IMSHOF Induction Ceremonies and Dinner
with co-hosts Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) and Steven Munatones (USA).

Recognition of International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees:

  • Elizabeth Fry (USA), IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Vojislav Mijić (Serbia), IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • James Anderson (USA), IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Dr. Jane Katz (USA), IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Indonesian Swimming Federation Open Water Committee (Indonesia), IMSHOF Honour Organisation

  • Melissa Cunningham (Australia), Irving Davids – Captain Roger Wheeler Award by the International Swimming Hall of Fame and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Sandra Bucha (USA), ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Jon Erikson (USA), ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer [represented by Sandra Bucha]

6:30

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Introduction Video.
Welcome speech by host Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

6:45

PM


Dinner

7:30

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
Induction Ceremonies and Dinner with host Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

Recognition of International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees:

  • Mercedes Gleitze (England)
    ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by daughter Doloranda Pember]

  • Dale Petranech (USA)
    ISHOF Honor Contributer and IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Claudio Plit (Argentina)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by Shelley Taylor-Smith]

  • Judith van Berkel-de Nijs (Netherlands)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by Niek Kloots]

  • George Young (Canada)
    ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation]

  • David Yudovin (USA)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer


Sunday, 21 September

9:00

AM


Registration and coffee at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

10:00

AM


Nuala Moore (Ireland) on The Mindset of 1000m at 0ºC

10:20

AM


Admiral Konstantin Sidenko (Russia)’s Bering Strait Swim Chukotka - Alaska in 2013 [film]

10:40

AM


Ned Denison (Ireland) on Swimming The World

11:00

AM


Bruckner Chase (USA)’s Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa
Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way
[film]

11:20

AM


Rok Kerin (Slovenia) on Lifestyle Benefits From Open Water Swimming

12:00

AM


Survey distribution and group photo-taking

2:00

PM


Swim at Stravvana Bay, Isle of Bute






CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

The Global Open Water Swimming Conference is a conference on the sport of open water swimming, marathon swimming and swimming during triathlons and multi-sport endurance events.

The conference which has been attended by enthusiasts and luminaries from 6 continents, is devoted to providing information about the latest trends, race tactics, training techniques, equipment, psychological preparation, race organization and safety practices used in the sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons.

The conference's mission is to provide opportunities to listen and meet many of the world's most foremost experts in open water swimming, and to meet and discuss the sport among swimmers, coaches, administrators, event organizers, sponsors, vendors, officials, escort pilots, and volunteers from kayakers to safety personnel.

Dozens of presentations at the 2014 Conference at the Mount Stuart House cover numerous aspects of the vast and growing world of open water swimming where attendees can learn and share the latest trends, race tactics, training modalities, swimming techniques, equipment, race organization, logistics, operations, and safety practices for open water swimming as a solo swimmer, competitive athlete, fitness swimmer, masters swimmer, triathlete, multi-sport athlete, administrator, race promoter, sponsor or referee.

The conference was first held in Long Beach, California as part of the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships. It has since been held on the Queen Mary in California, at Columbia University and the United Nations in New York City, and in Cork, Ireland. This year in September, it comes to another iconic location, the Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

"The Global Open Water Swimming Conference was started due to the desire and need for athletes, coaches, referees, administrators, race directors, promoters and sponsors from around the world to share, collect and learn information about the growing sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons," said founder Steven Munatones. "Other swimming conferences usually offering nothing on open water swimming or perhaps a speech or two, but we thought open water swimming deserves its own global conference. It is great that the community shares its information via the online social network, but there is nothing like meeting other open water swimming enthusiasts face-to-face and talking about the sport from morning to night."

Speakers at the conference include English Channel swimmers, ice swimmers, record holders, renowned coaches, world champions, professional marathon swimmers, renowned race directors, officials and administrators from the Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

"Because the audience is passionate and educated about the sport and its finest practitioners, the Global Open Water Swimming Conference is also the location of the induction ceremonies for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the annual WOWSA Awards that recognize the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. Special Lifetime Achievement Awards are also occasionally presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport over their career."


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