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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Record-setting Swims Across The Strait Of Gibraltar

Courtesy of Asociación Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar, Strait of Gibraltar 14.4 km between Spain and Morocco.

The Asociación Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar announced that they organized and ratified 53 crossings between Spain and Morocco that included a total of 109 swimmers.

42 swimmers (13 women + 29 men) swam without wetsuits and 58 swimmers (7 women + 51 men) swam with wetsuits with 6 swimmers ended were unsuccessful. Some of the outstanding swims, including record-setting swimmers and their accomplishments are below:

Fastest Male Swimmer without Neoprene:
Grzergorz Jakub Radomski (Poland) 3 hours 29 minutes on September 4th

Fastest Female Swimmer with Neoprene:
María Carbonell Seguer (Spain) 3 hours 29 minutes on September 4th

Fastest Male Swimmers with Neoprene:
Alberto Compte Marqués, Francisco Carriere Jordana , Guillermo Sagnier Guimon, and Youssef Ismael Aguirre (Spain) 2 hours 53 minutes on July 24th

Fastest Female Swimmer with Neoprene & First Female Swimmer with Neoprene from South Africa:
Janine Marié Viljoen (South Africa) 4 hours 28 minutes on October 6th

Oldest Male Swimmer without Neoprene:
Edwin Charles Horne (UK) on June 26th at the age of 62 years

Oldest Female Swimmer without Neoprene & First Female Swimmer from Uruguay:
Angela Elda Marchetti (Uruguay/Argentina) 5 hours 31 minutes on July 23rd

Oldest Male Swimmer with Neoprene
Josep Farre Ganduxe (Spain) in 3 hours 38 minutes on June 15th at the age of 71 years

Oldest Female Swimmer with Neoprene
Lesley Anne Fanning (USA) 4 hours 57 minutes on March 31st at the age of 48 years

Youngest Male Swimmer without Neoprene
Roel van Beek (Netherlands) 4 hours 11 minutes on June 9th at the age of 27 years

Youngest Female Swimmer without Neoprene
Chloe Jessica Brokenshire (UK) 3 hours 47 minutes on April 13th at the age of 28 years

Youngest Male Swimmer with Neoprene
Victor Alain Mellerin (France) 4 hours 27 minutes on September 9th at the age of 25 years

Youngest Female Swimmer with Neoprene
Elisenda Calonge Recasens (Spain) 5 hours 35 minutes on July 1st at the age of 27 years [shown above at her training facility Club Natació Prat]

First Blind Swimmer with Neoprene
Daniel Llambrich (Spain) 3 hours 43 minutes on June 14th

First Female Swimmer with Neoprene from Brazil
Giuliana Pacon Vianna Braga (Brazil) 5 hours 8 minutes on October 20th

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