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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Patti Bauernfeind Set The Standard In Lake Zürich

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In 2013, Patti Bauernfeind [shown on left] set the record for women over the age of 40 in the 26.4 km International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen across Lake Zurich in Switzerland. The Night Train Swimmer from California completed the swim in 7 hours 53 minutes.

The overall female record is held by Nadja Krüger [shown below], a Swiss swimmer from S. V. Limmat Zürich, who set the record in 5 hours 59 minutes in 2001.

A new generation of female swimmers are going to attempt to swim their best across Lake Zurich on August 10th this year:

*Heidi Sweetman, Great Britain
*Sydne Didier, U.S.A.
*Vasanti Niemz, Germany
*Andrea Hawkins, Great Britain
*Tasha Morey, Great Britain
*Caroline Muggridge, Great Britain
*Kate Steels-Fryatt, Great Britain
*Judith Wendler, Germany
*Alice Hubbard, Great Britain
*Sigrid Stangl, Austria
*Kristy McIntyre, Australia
*Rachael Lee, Ireland
*Abhejali Bernardova, Czech Republic
*Juliette Bigley, Great Britain
*Freier Gudrun, Germany (wetsuit)
*Danica Kowalewski, Germany (wetsuit)
*Barbara Atzmüller, Austria (wetsuit)
*Marianne Küffner, Switzerland (wetsuit)
*Gudrun Freier, Germany (wetsuit)

The men's start list for the 2014 International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen is posted here.

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