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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Christof Wandratsch Heading Back Across The Bodensee

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Extreme/ice/marathon/channel/professional swimmer Christof "Wandi" Wandratsch from Haiming in Bavaria, Germany is back.

Soon after he became the first man to cross the lengthwise direction of the Bodensee, a 66 km swim in 20 hours 41 minutes in July 2013, Wandratsch said, "Never again."

But there are always various shades of meaning. Wandratsch is keeping to his word to never again swim the longer lengthwise direction, but he is going to attempt to swim the width and set a record on June 21st. "The width is just 12 km, between Romanshorn in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen in Germany." The record is currently held by fellow German Nathalie Pohl in 2 hours 50 minutes.

His attempt will begin tomorrow at 12 pm in Langenargen with an escort boat guiding him from Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn.

For more information, visit www.bodenseequerung.de, www.facebook.com/Bodenseequerung, and www.wandratsch.de. Photo by WoW-style / Oliver Halder.

Record-keeping across the Bodensee is maintained by Bodenseequerung:

1. Christof Wandratsch, 20 hours 41 minutes on 22 July 2013 in 23°C water (66.67 km)
2. Bruno Baumgartner, 24 hours 20 minutes on 30 August 2013 in 19°C water (68.06 km)

1. Sabine Croci, 12 hours 48 minutes on 31 July 2014 in 20°C water (34.95 km)
2. Mirjam Schall, 14 hours 37 minutes on 28 July 2014 in 19°C water (34.82 km)

1. Katie Benoit, 11 hours 40 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (34.43 km)

1. Nathalie Pohl, 2 hours 50 minutes on 25 June 2014 in 21°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
2. Mäx Beer, 3 hours 20 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 17°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
3. Katie Benoit, 3 hours 23 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
4. Katie Benoit, 3 hours 52 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
5. Stefan Jung, 4 hours 14 minutes on 19 July 2014 in 23°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
6. Katie Benoit, 4 hours 22 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
7. Jacqueline Kempfer, 4 hours 32 minutes on 25 August 2014 in 19°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
8. Meik Kottwitz, 4 hours 35 minutes on 17 July 2014 in 22°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
9. Patrick Raguse, 4 hours 36 minutes on 12 August 2014 in 23°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
10. Bruno "ORCA" Dobelmann, 4 hours 58 minutes on 24 May 2012 in 16°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
11. Wigald Boning, 7 hours 24 minutes on 16 July 2014 in 21°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)

Bodensee-Breitenquerungen im Neoprenanzug
1. Severin Hummer, 2:51, 24.06.2013, 15°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
2. Ulrich Vormbrock, 3:12, 12.08.2014, 23°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
3. Jürgen Lederer, 4:10, 17.09.2014, 18°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
4. Ralf Kalkbrenner, 4:39, 11.09.2012, 21°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
5. Svenja Holzinger, 7:09, 24.05.2015, 15°C. (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)

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