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8. English Channel between England and France
Site of the world’s most famous channel swim.
9. Harrington Sound in Bermuda
Site of beautiful tropical swims in Palmetto Bay.
10. Ijsselmeer in the Netherlands
Site of popular marathon swims for over four decades.
11. Island of Jersey in the English Channel
Challenging circumnavigation swim first completed in 1969.
12. Istanbul Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara in Turkey
Site of the
Boğazıçi Kitalararasi Yarislari (Bosphorus Cross
-Continental Swim) where swimmers are able to swim between Asia and Europe.
13. Key West in Florida, U.S.A.
Site of popular marathon swims.
14. Lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada
Five decades of successful professional marathon swimming history with a growing popularity among younger athletes and amateurs.
15. Lac Memphremagog in Quebec, Canada
Site of popular lake swims including decades of professional marathon swims.
16. La Jolla Cove in La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
Site of competitive open water swimming since 1916.
17. Lake Baikal in Russia
Largest natural lake in the world.
18. Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Site of centuries of open water
swimming in Japan’s largest natural lake
north of Kyoto.
19. Lake Ontario in Canada
Site of nearly 50 years of marathon swimming.
20. Lake Pingvellir, Lake National Park in Iceland
Site of cold-
water swims in Iceland’s largest natura
21. Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California, U.S.A.
Significance: Site of popular marathon swims and relays in a pristine high-altitude lake.