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World Records in Open Water Swimming (AMERICAS)

World Records in Open Water Swimming (AMERICAS)

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A list of world open water swimming records in the Americas. For more information, visit
A list of world open water swimming records in the Americas. For more information, visit

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Published by: Steven Munatones on Apr 22, 2011
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World Open Water Swimming Records (AMERICAS)
The list below is a short list of open water swimming records (under 10 kilometers) donewithout wetsuits and according to traditional English Channel rules in the Americas. With over 70% of the Earth covered in water, the number of records and locations to swim arenumerous and potentially endless.If you know of any additional records or new records that have been set, please email thename of the world record holder, their country, date (month, day and year), location, distanceand official time toOpen Water Source. 
Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 miles, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.)
Fastest Male: Daniel McClellen (Australia), 1995, 42:13Fastest Female: Lisa Hazen (USA), 1995, 45:33
RCP Tiburon (1.2 miles, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)
Fastest Male: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS) 2007, 18:20.00Fastest Female: Chloe Sutton (USA) 2007, 19:04.70
Golden Gate Bridge Crossing (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)
Fastest Crossing: Bob Roper (USA), 1969, 17:21
Willoughby Swim (4.75 miles, Lake Willoughy, Vermont, U.S.A.)
Fastest Crossing: Charlotte Bryne (USA), 21 August 2010, 2:09.50
Kingdom Swim (3 miles, Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, U.S.A.)
Fastest Swim: Tim Walsh (USA), 24 July 2010, 1:12:48
Beagle Channel (Argentina to Chile)
First One-Way Crossing: Lynne Cox (USA), 1990First Two-Way Crossing: Rachel Golub (USA), Patricia Sener (USA), Cristian Vergara(Chile/USA), 2010
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Lake Titicaca (Bolivia to Peru)
First Crossing: Lynne Cox (USA), 1992
Strait of Magellan (Chile)
First Crossing: Lynne Cox, 1976, 1:02
Bering Strait (2.2 miles from Little Diomede, U.S.A. to Big Diomede, U.S.S.R.)
First Crossing: Lynne Cox (USA), 1987, 2:06
One-Mile Cable Swim (Chris Green Lake, Virginia, U.S.A.)
Fastest Female: Abby Nunn (USA), 2009, 20:02.38Fastest Male: J. Allen (USA), 2001, 20:39.99
Two-Mile Cable Swim (Chris Green Lake, Virginia, U.S.A.)
Fastest Female: Tobie Smith (USA), 2003, 39:51.99Fastest Male: James Kegley (USA), 1988, 38:32.00
Horsetooth Open Water Swim (Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A.)
Fastest 10K: Brooks Felton (USA), 2005, 2:09:31Fastest Female 10K: Sarah Thomas (USA), 2009, 2:20:06Fastest 2.4-mile: Patrick Dideum (USA), 2004, 49:34Fastest 2.4-mile: Shauna Nelson (USA), 2007, 51:10
Cayman Brac Crossing (4.88 miles from West End, Cayman Brac to Point of Sand,Little Cayman Island in the Cayman Islands)
First Channel Crossing: Jeff Miller (25 years old, Cayman Islands), 2 May 1987, 2:36:00Fastest Channel Crossing: Lexie Kelly (24, USA), 16 April 2011, 1:53:53Fastest Male Channel Crossing: Steven Munatones (48), 16 April 2011, 1:53:54First Crossing by Caymanians: Felix Ebanks and Matthew McKinley (Cayman Islands), 18April 2010, 3:30:00Youngest Male: 19-year-old Felix Ebanks (Cayman Islands), 18 April 2010, 3:30:00Youngest Female: 24-year-old Lexie Kelly (USA), 16 April 2011, 1:53:53Oldest Male: 52-year-old His Excellency The Governor Duncan Taylor (UK), 17 April 2011,
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2:59:00Oldest Female: 53-year-old Kate Alexander (USA), 17 April 2011, 3:25:00Largest Group Crossing: Alex Harling (38, UK, 2:59:01), Kerri Kanuga (41, Canada, 2:59:05),Andrea Roach (37, Canada, 3:04), Lizzy Berns (34, UK, 3:10), Kristina Horacek (29, USA,3:10), Anne Jackson (50, Cayman, 3:18), Matthew McKinley (21, Cayman, 3:18), FelixEbanks (20, Cayman, 3:20), Barb Pedersen (59, Zimbabwe, 3:22 with fins), Kate Alexander (53, USA, 3:25), Cordell Gutierrez (19, Cayman, 3:30 with fins) and Duncan Taylor (52, UK,2:59:00), 17 April 2011
Flowers Sea Swim (1 mile, Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands)
Fastest Male: Alex Meyer (USA), 2010, 17:18Fastest Female: Eva Fabian (USA), 2010, 17:47
The Money Box Cap 2k (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
Fastest Male: Rivers Will (USA), 2005, 24:07:00Fastest Female: Natalie Sacco (USA), 2010, 26:00:00
American Swimming Association Open Water Swimming Texas High School StateChampionships (2K, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
Fastest Male: Conner Nolan (USA), 2010, 25:13Fastest Female: Claire Singley (USA), 2010, 25:51
American Swimming Association Open Water Swimming Collegiate NationalChampionships (5K, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
Fastest Male: Matt Attal, St. Leo University (USA), 2007, 59:38.0Female Female: Brittany Massengale, Rice University (USA), 2007, 55:09.3
Snake River Challenge Open Water (1K, Lewiston, Idaho, U.S.A.)
Fastest Male: Ian Wheeler (USA), 3 July 2010, 11:10.69Fastest Female: Courtney Schwiesow (USA), 3 July 2010, 12:03.93
CAST Classic Open Water (2.5K, Coeur’D’Alene, Idaho, U.S.A.)
Fastest Female: Sidney Orr (USA), 14 August 2010, 39:53.6Fastest Male: Kyle Jones (USA), 14 August 2010, 38:19.87
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